Improved Rental Car Lot 

September Nonstop Savings

Bowman Field Update 

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


August 2013

Louisville International Ranks Third in Seat Growth

Travel options from the Louisville International Airport (SDF) have never been better with more seats and larger, roomier aircraft. Despite a national growth of less than one percent, seat inventory has increased by more than 10 percent at SDF-making it the third fastest growing airport among the nation's largest 75 airports.


As a result, total passenger activity in the Louisville area is up by nearly three percent over last year. As shown in the chart below, Louisville is ranked among the largest airports in North America, which serve significantly larger population centers.


Louisville International's growth is thanks to new service by Southwest Airlines to Atlanta and Denver and larger aircraft introduced by other airlines.

Change 2Q 2012 to 2Q 2013
1. Charleston, SC (CHS)
2. New Orleans, LA (MSY)
3. Louisville, KY (SDF)
4. Houston, TX (HOU)
5. Chicago, IL (MDW)


Source: Published Airline Schedules Second Quarter 2013 

To keep a good thing going, visit now to research flight schedules, view current fares and make hotel or rental car reservations for your fall getaway.



Temporary Rental Car Lot


Beginning Thursday, September 19, rental car patrons will be redirected to the temporary rental car quick-turn-around (QTA) lot on the terminal's east side as the current area is renovated. As part of the renovations, new fuel and vacuum islands, a state-of-the-art car wash and enhanced parking controls and security measures will be installed. Also, rental vehicle parking will be expanded by more than 50 percent for the airport's rental car partners.


To access the temporary rental car lot, patrons should follow the special orange-and-black signs that will be posted along the roadway.


For a map and additional information, visit






Nonstop Savings


Enjoy monthly savings offered by the 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 September 1-30, 2013, from the airport's business partners. For additional savings, visit   


Woodford Reserve - The Kentucky Hot Brown for $13.99

Stars of Louisville - Chicken Alfredo with side salad and bread stick for $10.29

Chili's Too - Santa Fe Chicken Salad for $10.59

Starbucks - Pumpkin Spiced Latte for $4.50

KFC Express - Hot Bites for $6.99
Quiznos - Classic Italian Sub for $7.19




 Bowman Field Airport Area Safety Program Update 


bowman The Airport Authority recently updated its Bowman Field neighbors on the status of work designed to comply with the FAA's airspace requirements for Bowman Field. Please click here to view a copy of the update.