Good Question:How many takeoffs and landings is the new runway at Blue Grass Airport being used for per day?

In September of last year a new runway was opened at Blue Grass Airport, it drew a lot of questions then and now.

Good Question: Tom in Versailles- How many takeoffs and landings is the new runway at Blue Grass Airport being used for per day? How much did it cost?

Runway 9-27, at 4,000 feet is the result of a $27 million project.

The new runway at Blue Grass Airport caters to small air traffic, something airport Executive Director Eric Frankl says was much needed when we talked to him last year.

"This particular project, runway 9-27 has been a project that has been in the works for probably a decade or so," said Frankl.

Now completed it joins runway 4-22 making for two runways.

4-22 is much longer at 7000 feet.

9-27 is a crosswind runway.

"This will open up a whole additional area that we can have for development, again more smaller, corporate size aircraft," said Frankl.

A spokesperson says most of the general aviation aircraft at the airport are single engine and are the most sensitive to crosswind conditions.

As for how many flights the new runway has seen take off and land, the airport says they don't have separate numbers for each, but do tell me in 2010 Blue Grass Airport saw 69,591 takeoffs and landings on its two runways.

Airport officials say the cost for the new runway was equally funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Kentucky Department of Aviation and Blue Grass Airport.

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