EKX Press Releases

Partnership for Central Kentucky Airline Service Travel Bank
New Program Announced to Assist with Airline Recruitment to EKX Airport; Promotes Usage of Potential New Service and Demonstrates Widespread Regional Support

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(May 11, 2009)

The Elizabethtown Airport Board today announced the development of the Partnership for Central Kentucky Airline Service Travel Bank (Travel Bank). The Travel Bank is a strategy which is designed to provide a revenue guarantee to the first airline which confirms its intent to provide scheduled passenger airline service to the Elizabethtown Regional Airport (EKX).

“Revenue guarantee programs are an important part of any community’s strategy to develop new passenger airline service,” said Luke Schmidt, President of L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC, and consultant to the Elizabethtown Airport Board. “In fact, it is a requirement that has worked successfully in varying forms across the country.”

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EKX Airport Concept Terminal Design Unveiled

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(October 15, 2007)

The Elizabethtown Airport Board today unveiled its concept design for a new passenger airline terminal at the Elizabethtown Regional Airport (EKX).

Joe Yates, Chairman of the Elizabethtown Airport Board, stated that the effort to restore passenger airline service at EKX is well underway and substantial support for the project has been lined up through the new Partnership for Central Kentucky Airline Service. One of the key issues which needs to be addressed is that of developing a new passenger terminal at the Addington Field airport.

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EKX Airport Web Site Launched

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(September 12, 2007)

The Elizabethtown Airport Board today announced the development of its new Web site. The new Web site has been officially launched and can be visited at the following URL address: www.ekxairport.com

Joe Yates, Chairman of the Elizabethtown Airport Board, stated that the Web site has two primary objectives: to promote the airport and the services that it currently offers, along with providing updated information on efforts to restore passenger airline service at the field.

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Regional Support Growing for New Airline Service at EKX

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(July 16, 2007)

The Elizabethtown Airport Board today announced the development of substantial support for new commercial airline service at the Elizabethtown Regional Airport (EKX).

During the past several months, the Airport Board’s consultant, Luke Schmidt, has met with numerous government jurisdictions, chamber boards and industrial development boards, throughout the 24-county Elizabethtown Regional Air Service Market.

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Elizabethtown Airport Board Changes Airport Name to Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(February 12, 2007)

The Elizabethtown Airport Board today announced that it has changed the name of the city’s airport from Addington Field to Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport.

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Elizabethtown Airport Board
to Seek Commercial Airline Service

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(October 25, 2006)

The Elizabethtown Airport Board today announced its intent to restore commercial airline service to Addington Field.  Such service would be the first at the airport since 1987 when both Piedmont Airlines and Delta Air Lines served the field with commuter flights to Dayton and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, respectively.

Joe Yates, Chairman of the Elizabethtown Airport Board stated that the Board decided to take this action as the result of numerous inquiries from area residents and businesses requesting that service be restored to the airport. 

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EKX in the news

Schmidt: Commuter airline deal could be finalized by year's end

October, 2011
By Marty Finley

The airportwas abuzz Monday as crews worked feverishly to finish roughly $5 million worth of infrastructure upgrades to the airport by next month.

In addition to a deeper overlay on the 6,000-foot-long runway, the Elizabethtown Regional Airport at Addington Field is making improvements to its lighting system and its weather service program, said Joe Yates, chairman of the Elizabethtown Airport Board.

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Elizabethtown Airport could boost Grayson's appeal

June 2009
By DeAnna Lasley

An expansion of Elizabethtown’s airport, including a return of commuter flights, Regional Airport promises benefits for Grayson County, a consultant said.

Luke Schmidt, who works with the Elizabethtown Regional Airport’s board, presented several potential benefits of having jet service...

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Luke Schmidt will speak to leaders on E-town air travel efforts

June 2009
By Sue Stivers, Executive Director, C-AC EDA

Elizabethtown is working to get scheduled air service; Adair one of 24 counties supporting effort. Local leaders say service would aid in economic development in Columbia and Adair County.

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Commuter flight effort endorsed

June 2009
By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

ELIZABETHTOWN – Hardin County’s three chambers of commerce — in their first joint endorsement since embracing a more regionalist outlook — on Thursday expressed support of a push to re-establish commuter service at the local airport.

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Forum touts carrier service

June 2009
By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

ELIZABETHTOWN — Local officials and businesspeople on Monday attended a public forum to learn more about a push for commuter flights out of Elizabethtown Regional Airport.

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Expanding Elizabethtown airport aims to be plane and simple

June 08, 2009

BRANDENBURG — Residents of Meade County may soon have a more feasible option for air travel as the Elizabethtown Regional Airport (EKX) prepares for the final stages of a major renovation.

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Innovative airline incentive

May 17, 2009

If there is any reward for creative thinking, the Elizabethtown Airport Board's efforts to bring commuter air service to this growing community and its 23 neighboring counties surely will succeed.

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May, 2009

Battery factory charges airline push
May, 2009

Commuter flight conquest?
October 21, 2007

EKX Airport concept terminal design unveiled
October 21, 2007

Commuter flight conquest?
October 21, 2007

EKX Airport concept terminal design unveiled
October 16, 2007

Elizabethtown Airport has new web site
September 18, 2007

Regional support growing for new airline service at EKX
July 17, 2007

Airport in Holding Pattern
July 16, 2007
By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

Regional airport nod, inmate health benefits top list for Metcalfe
May 31, 2007
By GINA KINSLOW

Edmonton City Council
May 09, 2007
By GINA KINSLOW

Fiscal Court conducts monthly meeting
April 18, 2007
By JOE REDMON

Glasgow council reviews audit—Agrees to buy property
March 14, 2007
By BRAD DICKERSON

Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce supports regional jet service at Elizabethtown Airport
March 7, 2007

City Gets Grant for Water Works.
February 27, 2007
By MELANIE THOMAS

Fiscal Court Gives Nod to Airport
February 22, 2007
By Calen McKinney

Magistrates agree to sell land
February 21, 2007
By Calen McKinney

The planes! The planes!
February 17, 2007

New name, logo fuel drive for jets
February 12, 2007
By MELINDA J. OVERSTREET

EñTown Eyeing Commercial Air Service
February 10, 2007
By DOUG WATERS

Addington Field seeks to restore commuter flights to E’town skies
October 25, 2006
By BRIAN T. KEH
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Keys to airport expansion: Security, demand, destinations
January 6, 2007
By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

Business Briefs
December 2006