American Airlines Announces New Non-Stop Seasonal Service Between Lexington and Miami

July 13, 2023—Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is pleased to announce that American Airlines will soon be offering non-stop, weekly flights between Lexington and Miami International Airport (MIA). Beginning November 11, 2023, this seasonal service will be offered every Saturday through March 30, 2024, and will be just in time for winter getaways, the holidays and spring break.

Miami offers plenty for travelers to explore during their stay, including its historic art deco district and its famous beaches that span more than 20 miles of the Atlantic coastline. Enjoy areas such as Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Little Havana, Miami Beach and Sunny Isles Beach. Named the 2023 Food City of the Year by Bon Appetit, visitors can experience a variety of restaurants featuring a diverse range of culinary choices. Miami is also Cruise Capital of the World and serves as the beginning of the journey for many cruise lines including Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.

“We hope central Kentucky travelers will enjoy this winter getaway opportunity,” said Eric Frankl, president & CEO of Blue Grass Airport. “This service will provide exceptional access to not only the Miami area, but it also offers easy connecting opportunities to the warmth of the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. We are appreciative of our partners at American Airlines for continuing to grow its flight options from Lexington.”

Service will be provided on a 76-seat, ERJ-175 aircraft and will include a first-class cabin. Tickets are available for sale beginning July 15 at

Day of Week                     Departure Airport           Departure Time                 Arrival Airport                Arrival Time

Saturday                              Lexington, KY                 6:30 am                             Miami, FL                         9:00 am

Saturday                              Miami, FL                       9:00 pm                            Lexington, KY                  11:40 pm

“American Airlines is excited to offer new non-stop service between Blue Grass Airport and Miami International Airport starting this November,” said Philippe Puech, American Airlines Director of Short-Haul Network Planning. “With five destinations served from LEX, American is delighted to offer local residents the most convenient access to all that Miami has to offer and one-stop access to the largest network of destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.” 

In addition to this new seasonal offering, American Airlines offers service from Lexington to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

About Blue Grass Airport

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport celebrates 77 years of commercial air service as Kentuckians “Get Going” with non-stop and connecting flights to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Serving as many as 1.4 million passengers annually, the airport focuses daily on fulfilling its vision of providing a welcoming approach connecting Kentucky and the world. The airport supports the region with approximately 3,475 jobs and a total economic output exceeding $370 million. Receive the latest airport news by liking us on Facebook at, or following us on Twitter at

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Blue Grass Airport