OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — The pandemic is leading to fewer people flying in and out of Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport.
Airport director Rob Barnett says passenger numbers are significantly lower compared to this time last year.
The airport is getting more than $1 million in federal funding, which Barnett says will help them with payroll and get some workers back on the job.
Barnett says Allegiant has reduced their nationwide schedule — but Cape Air and other private jets are still flying.
“We’ll see what the airline’s schedules introduce once they come back around because each airline is still negotiating their schedule with the Department of Transportation as I read each and every day. We hope to see a return of airline traffic very soon,” Barnett said.
The airport expects to get their federal funding in the next few weeks.
(This story was originally published on April 16, 2020)