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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Bahamasair to Begin Nonstop Flights to Grand Bahama


Bahamasair is making it easier to reach the beach and other island attractions. Travelers now can book nonstop flights between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Grand Bahama Island (FPO). In addition to convenient, nonstop service, U.S. Customs and Immigration will pre-clear passengers before departing the Bahamas. (Exchanging currency is not required as the U.S. dollar is accepted.)


The service will be operated twice weekly (Thursday and Sunday) and begins on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Click here for more information and to view current fares.  



Vision Airlines Announces Low Fare Flights to Myrtle Beach  



Vision Airlines recently announced that it will begin low-fare, nonstop air service between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The airline will offer two departures a week (Wednesday and Saturday) using 150-seat, Boeing 737 aircraft. Flights to Myrtle Beach, SC will begin June 2, 2012 and operate through October 31, 2012.

"Vision Airlines' new, non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach are another step in providing low-cost air service to fantastic vacation destinations. The great golf courses and family-friendly beaches make Myrtle Beach an excellent vacation value," said David Meers, Senior Vice President of Vision Airlines.


Skip Miller, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority added, "We are pleased that Vision has once again chosen to include SDF in their plans for new low-fare, nonstop service to a top vacation destination. We look forward to working with Vision to introduce this terrific destination to the region."


For more information and to view current fares, visit or contact the Vision Airlines Call Center at 1-877-FLY-A-JET (1-877-359-2538).





Derby at Louisville International Airport



Derby is the busiest week for Louisville International Airport as guests from around the world travel to our city for the fastest two minutes in sports. To ensure our guests feel welcome, the airport decorates the terminal with approximately 2,000 roses, musicians play in the rotunda and volunteers greet arriving passengers with Woodford ReserveŽ bourbon balls.  


If you're picking-up guests, take time to enjoy the live music and shop for official Derby-related products at the nearby Churchill Downs specialty shop.  


Parking is only $1 for less than an hour in the Under-4-Hours area of the parking garage. If you don't have time to park, you may wait in the free, short-term Cell Phone Waiting Lot (accessible from the upper/departure level roadway), which is just a minute away from the lower/arrival level curb.


For more information on parking options and a roadway map of the Louisville International Airport, please click here.



TSA Security Checkpoint

Just as highways are busier during rush hours, TSA's security checkpoint is busier during peak departure times. At Louisville International, those peak periods are daily from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.    


Because of the sheer number of passengers departing within these periods, we encourage passengers that have flights departing during these times to arrive at the airport 1˝ hours prior to departure.

For travelers' convenience, the TSA security checkpoint at Louisville International is now open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more Travel Tips, visit