Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport seeking jet service to Charlotte

Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport seeking jet service to Charlotte
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:33 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 9:31 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Flight destinations may be changing for those that fly out of Owensboro.

On Tuesday, the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport Board recommended Contour Airlines to be the new essential air service provider. The airport is currently partnered with Cape Air, which allows nine-seat passenger flights to St. Louis and Nashville.

If Contour Airlines gets approved, then the service will change to a 30-passenger jet to Charlotte.

Tristan Durban, the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport director, says this service will connect the community to more places around the country.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport ranks among the busiest airports in the world with service to 179 destinations, including 36 international locations.

Airport officials say this proposal is pending the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval.