Smaller is Better

Our convenient parking, smaller crowds, and shorter lines, make your travel easier

Smaller is Better

We are just a short drive from home, a short walk to the terminal, and a faster start to any trip

Smaller is Better

Just a short 90-minute flight to Chicago, and just one connection to 200 cities worldwide

Smaller is Better

The best part is when you land here, you’re home



After Sen. Alben Barkley helped the War Department to create the airport in 1941, we spent our first 5 years helping B-17 Bomber crews train for missions overseas before becoming a commercial airport in 1945.


The first flight took place in 1946 and we have provided airline service for 75 years. Currently we have twice daily jet service to Chicago, O’Hare on United Express  Giving our region 1-stop access to the world.


After 68 years, construction is set to start on a brand new, attractive and modern terminal that is set to open in 2023. It is just the first step for  our next 80 years of growth both on the airport and throughout our region.

Airport News

Real ID DEadline Extended

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that the deadline for Kentuckians to have REAL ID compatible drivers licenses had been pushed back from October 1, 2021 to May 3,2023, giving...