List of airports in Kentucky

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This is a list of airports in Kentucky (a U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location. It contains all public-use and military airports in the state. Some private-use and former airports may be included where notable, such as airports that were previously public-use, those with commercial enplanements recorded by the FAA or airports assigned an IATA airport code.

Airports[edit]

This list contains the following information:

  • City served – The city generally associated with the airport, as per the airport's master record with the Federal Aviation Administration. This is not always the actual location since some airports are located in smaller towns outside of the city they serve. It is not meant to be a complete list of cities served, which can be found in or added to each airport's Wikipedia article.
  • Airport name – The official airport name. Those shown in bold indicate the airport has scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines.
  • Role – One of four FAA airport categories, as per the 2016 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) report:
    • P-s: Commercial service – primary are publicly owned airports that receive scheduled passenger service and have more than 10,000 passenger boardings (enplanements) each year. Each primary airport is sub-classified by the FAA as one of the following four "hub" types (s):
      • L: Large hub that accounts for at least 1% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • M: Medium hub that accounts for between 0.25% and 1% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • S: Small hub that accounts for between 0.05% and 0.25% of total U.S. passenger enplanements.
      • N: Nonhub that accounts for less than 0.05% of total U.S. passenger enplanements, but more than 10,000 annual enplanements.
    • CS: Commercial service – nonprimary are publicly owned airports that receive scheduled passenger service and have at least 2,500 passenger boardings each year.
    • R: Reliever airports are designated by the FAA to relieve congestion at a large commercial service airport and to provide more general aviation access to the overall community.
    • GA: General aviation airports are the largest single group of airports in the U.S. airport system.
  • Enpl. – The number of enplanements (commercial passenger boardings) that occurred at the airport in calendar year 2016, as per FAA records released October 2017.
City served FAA IATA ICAO Airport name Role Enpl.
Commercial Service – Primary airports
Cincinnati/Covington CVG CVG KCVG Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport P-M 3,269,979
Lexington LEX LEX KLEX Blue Grass Airport P-S 638,316
Louisville SDF SDF KSDF Louisville International Airport (Standiford Field) P-S 1,631,494
Owensboro OWB OWB KOWB Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport P-N 23,537
Paducah PAH PAH KPAH Barkley Regional Airport P-N 20,266
Reliever airports
Louisville LOU LOU KLOU Bowman Field R 1
General Aviation airports
Ashland DWU KDWU Ashland Regional Airport GA 0
Bardstown BRY BRY KBRY Samuels Field GA 0
Bowling Green BWG BWG KBWG Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport GA 2,186
Cadiz 1M9 Lake Barkley State Park Airport GA 0
Campbellsville AAS KAAS Taylor County Airport GA 0
Cynthiana 0I8 Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport GA 0
Danville DVK KDVK Stuart Powell Field GA 0
Elizabethtown EKX EKX KEKX Elizabethtown Regional Airport (Addington Field) GA 0
Falls of Rough 2I3 Rough River State Park Airport GA 0
Falmouth K62 Gene Snyder Airport GA 0
Flemingsburg FGX KFGX Fleming-Mason Airport GA 0
Frankfort FFT FFT KFFT Capital City Airport GA 3
Fulton 1M7 Fulton Airport GA 0
Georgetown 27K Georgetown-Scott County Airport (Marshall Field) GA 0
Gilbertsville M34 Kentucky Dam State Park Airport GA 0
Glasgow GLW GLW KGLW Glasgow Municipal Airport GA 0
Greenville M21 Muhlenberg County Airport GA 1
Hardinsburg I93 Breckinridge County Airport GA 0
Harlan I35 Tucker-Guthrie Memorial Airport GA 2
Hartford JQD KJQD Ohio County Airport GA 0
Hazard CPF KCPF Wendell H. Ford Airport GA 0
Henderson EHR KEHR Henderson City-County Airport GA 0
Hopkinsville HVC KHVC Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport GA 0
Jackson JKL KJKL Julian Carroll Airport GA 0
Jamestown K24 Russell County Airport GA 0
Leitchfield M20 Grayson County Airport GA 0
Lewisport KY8 Hancock County Airport (Ron Lewis Field) GA 0
London LOZ LOZ KLOZ London-Corbin Airport (Magee Field) GA 1
Madisonville 2I0 Madisonville Municipal Airport GA 0
Marion 5M9 Marion-Crittenden County Airport GA 0
Mayfield M25 Mayfield Graves County Airport GA 0
Middlesboro 1A6 Middlesboro–Bell County Airport GA 0
Monticello EKQ KEKQ Wayne County Airport GA 0
Morehead SYM Morehead-Rowan County Clyde A. Thomas Regional Airport GA 0
Mount Sterling IOB KIOB Mount Sterling-Montgomery County Airport GA 14
Murray CEY CEY KCEY Murray-Calloway County Airport (Kyle-Oakley Field) GA 2
Pikeville PBX PVL KPBX Pike County Airport (Hatcher Field) GA 1
Pine Knot 18I McCreary County Airport GA 0
Prestonsburg SJS Big Sandy Regional Airport GA 0
Princeton 2M0 Princeton-Caldwell County Airport GA 0
Richmond I39 Central Kentucky Regional Airport (was Madison Airport) GA 0
Russellville 4M7 Russellville-Logan County Airport GA 0
Somerset SME SME KSME Lake Cumberland Regional Airport (was Somerset-Pulaski County Airport) GA 6
Springfield 6I2 Lebanon-Springfield Airport GA 0
Stanton I50 Stanton Airport GA 0
Sturgis TWT KTWT Sturgis Municipal Airport GA 0
Tompkinsville TZV KTZV Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport GA 0
West Liberty 9I3 West Liberty Airport GA 0
Williamsburg W38 Williamsburg-Whitley County Airport GA 0
Other public-use airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Columbia I96 Columbia-Adair County Airport
Dawson Springs 8M7 Tradewater Airport
Liberty I53 Liberty-Casey County Airport
Providence 8M9 Providence-Webster County Airport
Other military airports
Fort Knox FTK FTK KFTK Godman Army Airfield
Hopkinsville HOP HOP KHOP Campbell Army Airfield (Fort Campbell) 5,124
Lexington LSD LSD KLSD Blue Grass Station Army Heliport
Private-use airports
Paducah 5KY3 West Kentucky Airpark (formerly public-use, FAA: FIO)
Paintsville 9KY9 Paintsville-Prestonsburg Combs Field
Known former airports
Albany 44I Dale Hollow Regional Airport (Petro Field) (closed 2006?) [1]
Elizabethtown O19 Hardin County Airport (Ben Floyd Field) (closed 1979) [2]
Elkton 1M6 Standard Field (closed 2006?) [3]
Morehead I32 Morehead-Rowan County Airport (closed 2007) GA
Morganfield Breckenridge Army Airfield / Morganfield Airport (closed 1998) [4]
Olive Hill 2I2 Olive Hill Airport (Sellers' Field) (closed indefinitely, FAA record still active)
Whitesburg BRG Whitesburg Municipal Airport (closed 1990s?) [5]

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References[edit]

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC)
  • Kentucky Department of Aviation
  • "2008 Airport Directory" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-07-31.
Other sites used as a reference when compiling and updating this list