Non-Stop Flights Between Lexington and Washington, DC Return

Delta Air Lines Reinstates Service to Reagan National Airport from LEX

November 5, 2021 – Beginning today, Delta Air Lines will once again offer its convenient non-stop service between Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Reagan National Airport (DCA). Temporarily removed at the beginning of the global pandemic, this flight will be reinstated Sunday through Friday so that passengers can easily access the nation’s capital.

As a primary destination for many corporate travelers, this flight easily provides access to fly from Lexington in the morning, conduct business in DC and then be back home all in the same day. In addition to popularity with Lexington’s business travelers, this flight also provides a convenient means for families and couples to experience United States government and history through DC’s numerous sights and attractions. Located just five miles from Capitol Hill, Reagan National is a quick drive to the many federal buildings as well as monuments, memorials and Smithsonian museums.

“The return of Delta’s non-stop flight between Lexington and Washington, DC is an excellent sign of the aviation industry’s continuous recovery from the pandemic,” said Eric Frankl, executive director of Blue Grass Airport. “Travelers have been excited to take to the skies again and the airlines are gradually incorporating additional flights to accommodate traveler demand. We are grateful for the reinstatement of this flight to Washington, DC so Kentuckians can once again enjoy the convenience to the nation’s capital.”

Reservations are currently available at The schedule will begin as follows and is subject to change:

Departure CityDeparture TimeArrival AirportArrival Time
Lexington, KY6:00 amWashington, DC7:35 am
Washington, DC9:35 pmLexington, KY11:17 pm

Delta Air Lines has been serving the Central Kentucky region since its first flight in 1946, and this year is celebrating its 75th anniversary of flying from Blue Grass Airport. In addition to this non-stop flight to Washington, DC, the airline also provides non-stop service to Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis.

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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Lauren Simmerman
Community Relations Manager
Blue Grass Airport