Flash Flood Watch expires at 6:00 PM on 8/31, issued at 8:24 PM Annville, KY | Artemus, KY | Athol, KY | Barbourville, KY

Fewer Flights Leaving Blue Grass Airport

Reported by: Mark Stitz
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/13/2013 11:10 pm
     New research shows the number of flights out of Blue Grass Airport have dropped dramatically over the past few years, and that means fewer options for travelers.

     It's a trend we've seen at smaller airports across the country.

     With the recession, several airlines have merged, cutting the number of flights they offer to stay afloat.

     A study out of MIT shows a 19-percent drop in departures since 2007 at Blue Grass Airport.

     But the number of seats for sale has only dropped 4 percent.

     More efficient planes have also helped to reduce the drop in the airport's capacity.

     While some larger carriers are cutting flights, low-fare airlines such as Allegiant have added more flights and destinations out of Blue Grass Airport.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Fiery Crash Closes Stretch Of I-75 In Laurel County
A section of I-75 north of Corbin was closed for a time Friday evening following a fiery crash involving a Fed-Ex tractor trailer, according to State Police. Investigators said the driver had minor injuries.
Harlan ER doctor suspended by Kentucky board
A Knoxville, Tennessee, doctor practicing at Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital has had his license suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
Kentucky suspends doctor over staff prescriptions
A doctor practicing at Harlan ARH Hospital has been suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure after receiving an anonymous tip he was prescribing diet pills to the nursing staff.
One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Overnight Crash
The driver of a car was seriously injured and his passenger was killed in an accident early Saturday morning.
Police: Man Breaks Into Home To Take Shower
A man is accused of breaking into a Lexington home just to take a hot shower.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.