Crittenden Dr. North Connector Celebration
The Crittenden Drive Relocation Project recently celebrated another milestone with the completion of the North Connector. To mark the occasion, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took placed on Friday, September 20 that included remarks from Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Louisville Councilman Dan Johnson and Airport Authority Chairman Phil Lynch.
With the new 1.25 mile roadway open, the second-and final-roadway pinch point has been eliminated, allowing construction to continue on Taxiway "A"-a crucial airfield improvement that will allow the Louisville International Airport to handle the newest and largest commercial aircraft.
Construction on the next phase of the project, which includes the rehabilitation of the Woodlawn Overpass, is currently in the design stage and could begin as early as FY 2015.
During your next trip, be sure to check out the current Nonstop Savings specials at Louisville International Airport. Each month, the airport's retail and food-and-beverage outlets offer specials on everything from sandwiches and coffee to clothing and jewelry.
A full list of Nonstop Savings can be found on FlyLouisville.com. To view the savings valid for October 1-31, 2013 visit FlyLouisville.com from your laptop, tablet or smartphone!
Miller Named Airport Manager of the Year
Congratulations to Louisville Regional Airport Authority Executive Director C.T. "Skip" Miller, who received the Airport Manager of the Year Award at this year's annual Kentucky Aviation Association conference in Bowling Green, KY. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated strong support and dedication to aviation in Kentucky, significantly contributed to the management and improvement of airport facilities and have a proven presence with the aviation community at local, state and federal levels.
In his nomination, Airport Authority Board Chairman Phil Lynch noted, "Skip's leadership has guided the organization through a severe economic downturn...while preparing it for future growth as one of Kentucky's most vital economic engines."
Destination Spotlight: St. Louis
With a flight time of less than an hour to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), St. Louis is an ideal place to plan your fall getaway. Once there, the adventure begins with attractions appealing to everyone including the Gateway Arch, Forest Park, St. Louis Art Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the Fabulous Fox Theater.
Children will enjoy a trip to Six Flags St. Louis, the St. Louis Zoo or the St. Louis Science Center. Adults will appreciate the Missouri Botanical Gardens, wine country or the many casinos, theaters and performing arts companies that call St. Louis home. Regardless of season, sports fans will enjoy major league baseball, football, hockey and a variety of motor sports.
After a day of activities, there is no shortage of top restaurants, bars and entertainment to keep you going. If you are looking for your next great getaway - consider St. Louis.
Currently, daily nonstop flights from Louisville International are offered by Southwest Airlines. For flights and current fare information, visit www.FlyLouisville.com.
TSA Pre-Check Coming to Louisville International
TSA recently announced that Pre-Check, its expedited screening program, will expand to the Louisville International Airport (SDF) with implementation scheduled for October and November. Additional details, including a complete list of airports with TSA Pre-Check, can be found at www.TSA.gov.