Blue Grass Airport – Lexington KY

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The Civil Works Administration built the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington KY.

According to the town budget report for 1933, the city share for the airport under CWA was $1,362 as part of a total budget of $22,427 spent in the City by the CWA.
In 1946 the first commercial aircraft serve the region via a Delta Air Lines flight on a 21-passenger Douglas DC-3.

“Blue Grass Airport is a public airport in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States, 6 miles west of downtown Lexington. Located among world-renowned horse farms and situated directly across from Keeneland Race Course, Blue Grass Airport is the primary airport serving central and eastern Kentucky. More than 1.3 million passengers depart or arrive annually at Blue Grass Airport. In 2017, the airport served 1,316,847 passengers via four major airline carriers: Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.” [Wiki]

Source notes

City of Lexington Proposed Budget 1934
wikipedia
https://www.bluegrassairport.com/blue-grass-airport-celebrates-75-years-of-high-flying-adventures/

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on August 25, 2022.

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Location Info


4000 Terminal Drive
Lexington, KY 40510

Coordinates: 38.03731, -84.598363

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