Airports in Kentucky

Kentucky has a total of 5 airports offering year round commercial flights. Cincinnati Airport, along with Louisville Airport and Lexington Blue Grass airport, handle the majority of Kentucky air traffic. The remaining two are regional Kentucky airports served by low-cost airlines. All five airports combine a total of about 15 million yearly passengers. Therefore, airports in Kentucky represent a small portion of total revenue for USA airports. For better understanding of airport locations, we’ve included a map of airports in Kentucky.

List of airports

Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport – IATA Code – CVG (~ 9 M Passengers)

Cincinnati International Airport serves Metropolitan Cincinnati and the surrounding area. It is the busiest airport in Kentucky, situated some 20 km from the city. Airport has one terminal with 2 concourses. Delta, Endeavor and Allegiant Air all have regular departures from the airport, while Chicago and Atlanta top the list of most frequent domestic destinations. TANK public transport, taxis, vans and shuttles are on disposal to reach Cincinnati city. 

Louisville International Airport – IATA Code – SDF (~ 4.2 M Passengers)

Louisville Airport, recently renamed to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, is the second largest Kentucky airport. Even though it is called “international”, it’s focus is on domestic flights, mostly to Atlanta and Charlotte. Airport is located about 8 km south of the city center, and to get there the common choice is TARC public service, as well as shared vans, taxis and shuttles. As mentioned before, domestic flights are a priority at the airport, therefore Southwest Airlines and Delta handle the biggest part of air traffic.

Lexington Blue Grass Airport – IATA Code – LEX (~ 1.3 M Passengers)

Blue Grass Airport is one of the smaller US airports, by FAA classification. It is located in Fayette, about 8 km from Lexington city. Airport serves domestic routes via Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines. Atlanta and Chicago are 2 top connected cities, with both topping 100.000 passengers annually. Getting to Lexington city is possible by LexTran public transport, shuttles and taxis.

Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport – IATA Code – OWB

  • Nearby city(s): Owensboro (5 km)
  • Airline(s): Allegiant Air, Cape Air

Barkley Regional Airport – IATA Code – PAH

  • Nearby city(s): Paducah (22 km)
  • Airline(s): United Express

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