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Blue Grass Airport

(LEX)

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

IATA Code LEX ICAO Code KLEX
City Lexington Country/Region USA (US)
Type

Airport (Part 139 Class I)

Customs
Hub for
Latitude 38.0365 Longitude -84.6059
Time Zone -05:00 Phone Number (859) 425-3100
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Blue Grass Airport (IATA: LEX, ICAO: KLEX, FAA LID: LEX) is the third busiest airport in Kentucky, behind Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (9.1 million passengers/year) and Louisville International Airport (4.2 million passengers/year). It is a public airport in Fayette CountyKentucky, United States, 6 miles west of downtown Lexington. Located among world-renowned horse farms and situated directly across from Keeneland Race Course. Blue Grass Airport is the primary airport serving central and eastern Kentucky. More than 1.3 million passengers depart or arrive annually at Blue Grass Airport. In 2017, the airport served 1,316,847 passengers via four major airline carriers: Allegiant AirAmerican AirlinesDelta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

The airport covers 911 acres (3.69 km2) and has two runways. On August 4, 2010, a new 4,000 foot runway, 9/27, opened replacing the previous 3,500 foot runway, 8/26.

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