More Flights Coming To Somerset

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - Air carrier Locair Inc. will soon expand
its service at Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in south-central
Kentucky with flights to Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.

Commercial flights linking the airport with Nashville, Tenn.,
began last December.

Service to Cincinnati will begin Thursday, May 21, with
reservations for Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the
Commonwealth Journal of Somerset reports.

Passengers can go nonstop to Washington, D.C., starting June 8
on Mondays and Fridays.

Flights to Cincinnati last about 45 minutes; flights to
Washington will be about 80 minutes long.

In the Washington area, travelers will be arriving and departing
from Dulles International Airport.

Nate Vallier, general manager of Locair, said the company would
like to look at utilizing Ronald Reagan National Airport at
Washington at some point as well, "but we'll wait and see how we
do at Dulles."

Locair decided to expand the service after surveying local
businesses that said they made regular trips to Washington, Vallier

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers, R-Ky., applauded the expanded

"These new services pave the way for new economic development, more jobs and greater tourism in the Lake Cumberland region," he

Local officials were also upbeat about the expanded service to

"Cincinnati is a large market for our Lake Cumberland area,"
said Carolyn Mounce, executive director of the Somerset-Pulaski
Convention and Visitors Bureau. "I view air service to and from
Cincinnati as a great asset for our area."
Information from: Commonwealth Journal,

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