Regional Airport Still Working Toward Commercial Airline

The Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport is still working on getting a commercial airline.

They manager said they've been putting together a mitigation plan to prove to the airlines our need for commercial flights in the area.

The plan also offsets any financial risks.

They've talked with several companies and have started narrowing down the list.

They said there's a high demand for flights out of Bowling Green to Atlanta and Chicago.

"We feel we could retain the services well. We think that it would be successful. We've done all the research, very extensively, over a period of the last four or five years. We're growing our risk mitigation package, and we're getting very close each day to retaining an airline to serve our community," said Robert Barnett, the airport manager.

He said people from a 10 to 15 county region -- not just Warren County -- travel to Nashville for flights. That means Kentucky is losing tax dollars to Tennessee.


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