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Blue Grass Airport Code LEX

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 32°30'6"N / -93°-39'-45"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KLEX
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 4:50 am

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About Blue Grass Airport Code

Blue Grass Airport code is LEX. This three-letter IATA code is based on Lexington city where Blue Grass Airport is located at an elevation of 298 meters above sea level. Regarded as the gateway to Kentucky’s rich equine heritage, Blue Grass Airport is unarguably the most beautiful airport in the country blessed with lush green vistas. This is why this facility got its name Blue Grass. 

About Blue Grass Airport (LEX)

Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is one of the busiest airports in the state by passenger volume. According to a 2017 report, the airport welcomed over 1.3 million passengers making it one of the most happening hubs of an exquisite cultural confluence.  American Airlines, Allegiant Air, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines are four major airline carriers of the airport. 

Spread across a 911 acre piece of land and flanked by two world-class runways, the airport welcomes passengers from 17 destinations worldwide. Blue Grass Airport is popular for its Aviation Museum of Kentucky that features restored aircraft and memorabilia.

Blue Grass Airport (LEX) Terminal

Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is a single terminal facility featuring exclusive facilities such as ATMs, shopping outlets, and food centers (grill restaurant, cafe, taproom) among others. 

Nearest Airport to Blue Grass Airport (LEX)

Louisville International Airport : 74 miles 

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport : 83 miles 

James M. Cox Dayton International Airport : 152 miles 

Indianapolis Internatioal Airport : 192 miles 

Major Airlines Operating from Blue Grass Airport (LEX)

Allegiant Air 

American Eagle 

Delta Air Lines 

Delta Connection 

United Express

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
15-33 11,756 ft 300 ft Partially concrete, asphalt or bitumen-bound macadam Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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