Blue Grass Airport Announces Major Expansion of Service to Florida; Lexington to Receive New Nonstop Delta Connection Service to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and a Second Daily Flight to Orlando

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Grass Airport today announced that Delta Air Lines plans to significantly increase its daily nonstop flights between Central Kentucky and Florida. Beginning June 1, 2005, Delta Connection carrier Comair will offer one daily, non-stop jet flight between Lexington and both Tampa, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, providing Central Kentucky with the first nonstop service to be offered from Lexington to each of the very popular Florida destinations. Comair will operate the flights using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet aircraft.

In addition, as a result of the very successful launch of nonstop jet service from Lexington to Orlando, FL in December 2004, Delta also announced the addition of a second daily jet departure between Orlando International Airport and Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport beginning June 1, 2005.

“Delta’s Lexington customers are very important to us and we are pleased to continue to respond to their requests for more nonstop flights, more often to their favorite destinations,” said Doug Blisset, Delta’s vice president – Network Analysis.

“In the past five years Lexington’s airport has added ten new nonstop destinations by four different airlines and set passenger activity records in both 2003 and 2004. Blue Grass Airport now offers more nonstop service than at any time in the airport’s 59 year history. We are thrilled to join Delta Air Lines in bringing this unprecedented level of air service to Lexington,” said Michael Gobb, Executive Director, Blue Grass Airport.

With this announcement Delta and Delta Connection carriers ASA, Comair and Chautauqua will offer Central Kentucky travelers all-jet service to seven destinations including Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York, Washington D.C., Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.

Lexington – Florida Schedule Effective June 1, 2005

To Flight Depart Arrive
Orlando* Flt 6315 12:35 pm 2:35 pm
Orlando Flt 5650 5:45 pm 7:42 pm
Tampa Flt 5648 6:30 am 8:32 am
Fort Lauderdale Flt 5649 11:45 am 2:12 pm

From Flight Depart Arrive
Orlando* Flt 6315 10:00 am 12:08 pm
Orlando Flt 5650 8:15 pm 10:20 pm
Tampa Flt 5648 9:05 am 11:15 am
Fort Lauderdale Flt 5649 2:45 pm 5:13 pm

* Existing Flight Began December 1, 2004

Blue Grass Airport is now served by six major airline brands providing convenient nonstop service to 15 major hub cities and direct service to destinations worldwide. The airport proudly serves over one million Central and Eastern Kentucky travelers each year.

Blue Grass Airport, Why Drive When You Can Fly? Visit us on the web at www.bluegrassairport.com .

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