SWA Nonstop to Denver

Ambassador Program  

Special Thank You 

Phil Lynch


James S. Welch, Jr.


Jon Meyer


Greg Fischer


Mary Rose Evans
Earl F. Jones
Elaine Musselman
Evelyn Strange

Gail L. Strange
Jeffrey Sullivan
Steve Trager    


Skip Miller
Executive Director


October 2012

Fall Flights Equal More Fun


If you are planning a getaway this fall, we have great news about new nonstop flights! Whether you like fun in the sun, shopping in the big city or enjoying southern charm - we have a new nonstop flight for you.  


For fun in the sun, American Airlines is adding a second daily flight to Miami International Airport (MIA) starting November 15, 2012. From Miami, there are great connections to the Caribbean, South America and popular cruise lines operating from south Florida.  


If you prefer holiday shopping, parades and the theater, consider Delta Air Lines' new nonstop service to New York City's LaGuardia and JFK airports. With three daily flights to LaGuardia and one to JFK, getting to the Big Apple has never been easier. 


For a little southern hospitality, don't forget Southwest Airlines' new low-fare flights to Atlanta, GA.


At Louisville International Airport, more fall flights equal more fall fun! Visit for more details, schedules and fares.



Southwest Begins New Nonstop Service to Denver


Southwest Airlines will begin new, nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN) from Louisville International Airport (SDF) on Sunday, November 4. This new, daily service (offered on a 137-seat Boeing 737 aircraft) will provide convenient access to one of the region's top business destinations and easy connections to dozens of cities in the Southwest network.


"Increasing choices and access between major markets in the western U.S. has been a primary air-service goal of ours," said Skip Miller, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. "We are pleased Southwest has chosen to add this new service and applaud their efforts to make travel from Louisville more convenient."


With this new service, Southwest Airlines will offer 17 nonstop flights to nine destinations including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago/Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis and Tampa.





Ambassador Program Celebrates Eighth Year 


The Louisville Regional Airport Authority's Airport Ambassador Program recently celebrated its eighth anniversary. The program's 67 volunteers staff the Information Booth to welcome and assist patrons of Louisville International Airport 365 days a year, during the hours listed below:

Monday - 8 a.m. to Midnight

Tuesday and Wednesday - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday and Friday - 8 a.m. to Midnight

Saturday - Noon to 8 p.m.

Sunday - Noon to Midnight

Holidays - Noon to 8 p.m.




Kentucky Air National Guard Thanks Authority Staff




Louisville Regional Airport Authority electrical staff members Tom Hatfield, Cameron Roberts and Tony Roy were recognized by Lt. Col. Phillip Howard of the Kentucky Air National Guard for their role in vital, pre-deployment training for members of the 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron.


For two weeks, four Kentucky Air National Guard civil engineers met with the three LRAA employees to learn about maintaining and problem-solving commercial airfield lighting systems. This training proved essential in quickly diagnosing and correcting airfield electrical problems during a blackout at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.


Lt. Col Matt Stone, deputy commander of the Kentucky Air Guard's 123rd Mission Support Group, said the LRAA-specifically Tom, Cameron and Tony-had a direct and positive impact on Operation Enduring Freedom. He applauded them for sharing their experiences, knowledge and insight with the military personnel.