Year-round flights to Minneapolis and St. Paul will be added in late October by Delta Air Lines at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.
The airport and Delta announced the new service Tuesday. Flights to the Twin Cities are currently offered from June through October.
The new flights will offer travelers more than 60 onward connections to more than 45 destinations.
“Once again, Delta Air Lines has shown a tremendous investment in the Lexington community by enhancing air service routes for our travelers and providing convenient access to global markets,” said Eric Frankl, executive director of Blue Grass Airport, in a statement.
“As a hub city, Minneapolis-St. Paul provides a great connection point for those passengers traveling westbound as well as to Canada, Japan and other international and domestic destinations. Our business community, in particular those seeking access to Tokyo, will find this flight beneficial,” Frankl said.
The route is tentatively scheduled to depart Lexington at 9 a.m. Eastern Time with an arrival time in Minneapolis at 10:15 a.m. Central Time beginning Oct. 29. The return trip will depart Minneapolis at 7:40 p.m. Central with an arrival time in Lexington at 10:39 p.m. Eastern.
Beginning Sunday in Lexington, Delta will bring an upgraded regional aircraft, which includes additional seats, a two-class cabin, Wi-Fi and free on-board entertainment for all customers.
Blue Grass Airport is served by four airlines providing nonstop service to 18 cities and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.