Bowman Field, established in 1919, is one of the longest continuously operating, general aviation airports in the United States. It is conveniently located approximately five miles from downtown Louisville, KY. Bowman Field is situated on 426 acres. There are 17 buildings, including the historic art deco Administration Building that was built in 1929.
For specific directions from any location to Bowman Field, visit this link to Google maps.
Aircraft operations (take offs and landings) totaled 71,522 in 2014. Weight Limit: 30,000 lbs.
As of December 4, 2013, nighttime instrument approaches for Runway 24 have been restored as a result of the LRAA working closely with the FAA’s Flight Procedures Office.
The airport consists of 2 runways. Runway lengths are as follows:
Threshold to threshold is 3,200 feet
End of pavement to end of pavement is 4,356 feet
Displacement on runway 6 threshold is 847 feet
Displacement on runway 24 is 309 feet.
Threshold to threshold is 3,032 feet
End of pavement to end of pavement is 3,579 feet
Displacement on runway 14 is 206 feet
Displacement on runway 32 is 341 feet.
General Correspondence Address
Louisville Regional Airport Authority
P.O. Box 9129
Louisville, KY 40209-0129
2014 Economic Impact Study
Louisville International Airport and Bowman Field comprise the largest employment center in Louisville Metro. Growth at the airports translates into additional jobs, payroll, business expenditures and construction projects, as well as generating additional local and state tax revenues for the region.
2710 Moran Avenue
Louisville, KY 40205
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Bistro Le Relais Restaurant
Situated in the historic Bowman Field airport terminal, Bistro Le Relais offers a grand dining experience like no other in Louisville. Enjoy exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients and first-class service in a relaxed, intimate, 1940s art-deco atmosphere, reminiscent of the café from the movie “Casablanca.”
Tuesday – Sunday: Dinner served beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations are recommended during the week and required for Friday and Saturday evenings. Handicap accessible.
More than $18.2 million in Capital and Major Maintenance projects are programmed at Bowman Field for FY 2016 through FY 2020. (The Authority’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.) Some of the major improvement projects include the construction of new exit taxiways off Runway 15-33, a new parallel taxiway to Runway 6-24, rehabilitation of runway select pavement and tenant-related projects.
The asphalt pavement near the Corporate Hangar Row and East T-Hangars has been rehabilitated and additional apron repairs and other pavement improvements will be completed in CY 2015.
Central American Airways and Bowman Business Center Roof Replacement
A new roof and energy efficient heating and air conditioning units were installed on the Bowman Business Center in CY 2014.
A Pavement Management Study is programmed during the next several years to develop an extensive pavement database, which identify pavement conditions so that the LRAA can better prioritize and plan future construction projects at Bowman Field.