Blue Grass Airport set a traffic record in 2016 with 1.3 million passengers, up 5.5 percent from 2015.
In a news release, the airport stated that 2016 was the third consecutive year it has seen a record number of travelers.
The airport has 18 non-stop destinations on its route map.
The airport attributes its growth to multiple factors including Allegiant’s new seasonal flights to Savannah/Hilton Head and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. as well as United Airlines’ service to Newark Liberty Airport.
Delta Air Lines’ upgrading its service to Minneapolis-St. Paul from seasonal to year-round was also cited.