800-864-8331 (United Airlines) or 888-332-6686 (Contour Airlines)

Smaller is Better

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

Smaller is Better

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

WELCOME TO BARKLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT 

OUR PAST

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.

OUR PRESENT

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. On December 7, 2022, Contour Airlines will begin offering direct flights to Charlotte, NC with connections on American Airlines.

OUR FUTURE

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

Barkley Regional Airport Recommends Contour Airlines

Q&A Regarding Contour Decision Why Contour? Barkley Regional Airport received bids from Contour, Southern Airways, and Boutique for replacement Essential Air Service. The airport board also evaluated the possibility of maintaining SkyWest service even though SkyWest did not offer a formal bid....
Barkley Regional Airport

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 everyone an additional 18 months to get their licenses. The DHS cited that in light of the pandemic...