Phil Lynch


J.D. Nichols
Vice Chairman


Jon Meyer


Greg Fischer


Mary Rose Evans
Earl F. Jones
Elaine Musselman
Gail L. Strange
Jeffrey Sullivan
Steve Trager
James S. Welch, Jr. 


Skip Miller
Executive Director


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Board Approves 5-Year Capital Plan


The Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors recently approved the five-year (fiscal years 2013-2017) capital plan. The plan, which includes FAA and LRAA funding, estimates that the Airport Authority will spend approximately $140.5 million on capital projects ($129.6 at Louisville International and $10.9 million at Bowman Field).


As part of the plan, the Board approved a new Airport Layout Plan for Bowman Field, reflecting changes made to the to the airfield during the past 13 years and the new, more stringent FAA airspace safety standards (TERPS) that are now in effect at Bowman Field.


As part of the plan, the Board also approved the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program. The program, designed to comply with the new safety standards, also includes measures to minimize, as much as possible, the impact on our neighbors' trees that now may protrude into the newly protected airspace.


Next steps include publicly requesting proposals for a team to oversee the program. The selected team will then conduct a detailed, property-by-property survey, with the results forwarded to the FAA for their determination as to what measures must be taken to comply with the new standards.


For more information about the program, click here.    


Other major projects part of the five -year capital plan include funds for the Authority's voluntary relocation and sound-insulation programs, runway safety-area enhancements and the extension of Taxiway "E" at the Louisville International Airport.




TSA Installs Advanced Imaging at Louisville International

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed two Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units at the security checkpoint at Louisville International Airport (SDF). The units are designed to enhance security by safely screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats including weapons, explosives and other concealed objects.

Each unit is equipped with Automatic Targeting Recognition software that continues to improve privacy of all passengers by displaying only a generic body outline. For more information on the new AIT units, click here




Tips for Finding Low Fares



As you plan for trips, weekend get-a-ways and vacations during the spring break and summer travel seasons, we offer the following tips to help you find the lowest fare and best flight schedule.

  • Check out the Special Fares on the Louisville International Airport's website, for daily deals offered to dozens of destinations. Also available through this page are links to each airline's special fares page.
  • Be flexible on departure times and days to save money. Travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and remember that early morning flights may have the best pricing.
  • Subscribe to special e-alerts offered by various online travel sites. Many sites allow you to receive the best deals to any city from the Louisville International Airport or weekly updates about your favorite destination.
  • Take advantage of last minute travel deals. Most airlines offer specials that are typically released on Wednesday for travel on the upcoming Friday through Monday.


American Airlines' Customer Cup Award


Congratulations to the staff of American Airlines at Louisville International Airport who won American's Customer Cup Award for the fourth quarter of 2011, for their dedication and commitment to customer service. This is the second time that local American Airlines staff has been awarded this honor.