Blue Grass Airport


Blue Grass Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Blue Grass Airport
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IATA = LEX
ICAO = KLEX
FAA = LEX
type = Public
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operator = Lexington-Fayette County Airport Board
city-served = Lexington, Kentucky
location = Fayette County
elevation-f = 979
elevation-m = 298
coordinates = Coord|38|02|11|N|084|36|21|W|type:airport|display=inline
website = [http://www.bluegrassairport.com/ www.bluegrassairport.com]
r1-number = 4/22
r1-length-f = 7,003
r1-length-m = 2,135
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 8/26
r2-length-f = 3,500
r2-length-m = 1,067
r2-surface = Asphalt/Concrete
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Blue Grass Airport Airport codes|LEX|KLEX|LEX is a public airport located in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States, convert|4|mi|abbr=on west of the central business district of the City of Lexington. The airport covers an area of convert|911|acre|km2|abbr=on and has two runways. It is also home to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. On April 18, 2007, Blue Grass Airport opened up an extension of Concourse B. The extension added six new boarding gates. Delta recently added 2 new jetways to gates B8 and B9.

Airlines and destinations

Concourse B

* Allegiant Air Gate B4 (Orlando-Sanford [begins November 6] , St. Petersburg/Clearwater [begins November 7] )
* Continental Airlines Gates B2
** Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Houston-Intercontinental, Newark)
* Delta Air Lines Gates B6 - B9 (Atlanta)
** Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, New York-LaGuardia)
** Delta Connection operated by Comair (Atlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Reagan)
** Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky)
** Delta Connection operated by Freedom Airlines (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky)
** Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines (Atlanta)
* Northwest Airlines Gate B3
** Northwest Airlink operated by Mesaba Airlines (Memphis)
** Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines (Detroit, Memphis)

Concourse C

* American Airlines Gate C4
** American Eagle (Dallas/Fort Worth)
* United Airlines Gate C1
** United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines (Chicago-O'Hare)
* US Airways Gate C3
** US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin (Charlotte)
** US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines (Charlotte) [Saturdays Only]
** US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines (Charlotte)

Cargo Service

*Kalitta Charters

Future

The airport's Master Plan includes a proposal to build a new crosswind runway, 9-27, which would replace the current 8-26. Additional land would need to be acquired to build the runway, and a possible new general aviation area would be built next to it.cite news|url=http://bluegrassairport.com/LEX_Preferred%20Crosswind%20Runway.pdf|accessdate=2007-11-02 |title=Bluegrass Airport Master Plan Update]

Incidents and accidents

On August 30, 2002, a Lear Jet over-ran Runway 4 on landing, killing one passenger.cite news|url=http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020916X01611 |publisher=National Transportation Safety Board |accessdate=2006-08-27 |title=NTSB Probable Cause Report NYC02FA177]

Comair Flight 191

* On August 27, 2006, a CRJ-100ER operated by regional carrier Comair on behalf of Delta Connection (Comair Flight 191), crashed while attempting to take off from the wrong runway. There were 49 fatalities, with the first officer, James Polehinke, being the only survivor. Polehinke did initial rehablitation at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center in Lexington, Kentucky before returning to Florida.

Fictional Reference

Blue Grass Field was Auric Goldfinger's flight destination in the James Bond film "Goldfinger" [ [http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/g/goldfinger-script-transcript-james-bond.html Goldfinger Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or James Bond movie ] ]

ee also

* Kentucky World War II Army Airfields

References

* [http://www.bluegrassairport.com/ Blue Grass Airport] (official web site)
*FAA-airport|ID=LEX|use=PU|own=PU|site=07233.*A
* [http://www.kentucky.com/211/story/103631.html/ Kentucky.com airticle on new dining/retail options]

Notes

External links

*FAA-diagram|00697


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