Blue Grass Airport celebrates 75 years since first flight

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 7:43 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials at one airport are celebrating a major milestone on Wednesday: 75 years of service to the community.

On October 13th, 1946, the first commercial flight took off from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. While that flight only went to Cincinnati, it marked a historic milestone in Kentucky aviation history.

Construction on the airport started in 1941 as a way to support airfield operations during World War II. The area was previously served by two smaller airports, Halley Field and Glengarry/Cool Meadow.

Through the years, the facility has undergone several expansions and renovations, including adding a new terminal in 1976.

Delta, American, United and Allegiant Airlines all serve the airport with non-stop and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.

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