Saturday, September 17, 2016

Blue Grass Airport to make about $35 million in upgrades


Officials say Blue Grass Airport in Lexington is planning nearly $35 million in upgrades to allow the regional airport to serve a growing number of passengers.

Upgrades will include additional hangars for private planes, a new baggage system, a new rental car maintenance garage and more parking.

Eric J. Frankl, the executive director of the airport, said the improvements will take two to three years to complete.

Frankl says the airport had 637,000 departures last year, a record.

Bonds for the project were approved Thursday by the Lexington Urban County Council. The airport generates its own revenue and doesn't receive any local tax dollars, but its bonds must be issued by the city.


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