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Clear for Takeoff

July Nonstop Savings     

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


June 2013

It's a Small World

Reaching distant and exotic locations from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) has never been easier. Travelers departing from our airport can reach more than 150 international destinations with just one connecting flight. Just one stop away from Louisville, travelers can access the majority of the world's population and business centers. In fact, our airlines offer one-stop international service to six of the seven continents (we're still working on Antarctica).


A few of the international destinations travelers can reach with just one stop include Johannesburg, South Africa on Delta Airlines; Beijing, China on United Airlines; Brisbane, Australia on American Airlines; Moscow, Russia on Delta Airlines; Santiago, Chile on American Airlines; and Vancouver, Canada on United Airlines.


To search current flight schedules to other great domestic and international locations, visit     


Destination Spotlight: Atlanta


With new daily nonstop flights and incredibly low fares the time is right for a getaway to Atlanta. No matter what your interests, this Georgia city has plenty to offer.


With an average flight time of just one hour from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the city is easy to reach. The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit (MARTA) - next to the airport - provides easy connections to downtown, major hotels and activity centers. 


Once on the ground, your adventures are endless. Visitors can checkout numerous attractions including the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park and CNN Studios.   

Children may enjoy visiting the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Six Flags Over Georgia, Zoo Atlanta and the Children's Museum. For adults, numerous galleries and performing arts companies also call Atlanta home. Sports fans can see the Atlanta Falcons, Braves, Hawks and numerous college sports teams.


After a day of activities there is no shortage of top restaurants, bars and entertainment to keep you going. No matter what your taste or your time constraints - just one day or a full week - Atlanta is an ideal getaway.


Currently, daily nonstop flights from Louisville International are offered by both Delta and Southwest Airlines, and both have very attractive fares for summer travel. For flight and current fare information, visit 





FY 2014: Cleared for Takeoff 


Rental car quick-turn-around (QTA) construction.

At its June meeting, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) Board approved the FY 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014) budget for the Airport Authority. The budget projects revenues of $115.8 million, operating expenses of $56.7 million and $57.3 million in capital and major maintenance projects.


It also includes funding for the Authority's two, noise-mitigation programs - the Voluntary Residential Relocation Program and the QuieterHomeŽ sound-insulation program.


Louisville International Airport (SDF)


Although Louisville International already serves 24 nonstop destinations (eight of the top 10 international gateway airports), the LRAA Board approved expanding the airport's FY 2014 cooperative advertising program to support airlines that introduce new or expanded service.


Capital initiatives at Louisville International include the continuation of the Crittenden Drive Relocation Project that allows for the construction of Taxiway "A" to be completed. This, along with other airfield improvements, are instrumental in the airport's plan to accommodate Group VI aircraft (the largest and newest long-range commercial aircraft). 


Other initiatives include refurbishing the rental car quick-turn-around (QTA) facility and rehabilitating airfield pavement.


Bowman Field (LOU)


At Bowman Field, plans include on-going airfield pavement projects, the Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program and developing the south hangar area.








Nonstop Savings


Enjoy monthly savings offered by the retail and food-and-beverage outlets in the Louisville International terminal through the Nonstop Savings Program available on the mobile website. Here are a few of the savings valid July 1-31, 2013 from HMS Host, the airport's food-and-beverage partner. For additional savings, visit



Woodford Reserve - BBQ Pork Sliders for $10.49

Stars of Louisville - Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta for $10.29

Chili's Too - Crispy Honey-Chipotle Crispers for $11.39

Starbucks - Orange Spice Iced Coffee for $3.25

KFC Express - Chicken Bites for $6.99