Fast Facts

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.

Airfield Information

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:

Runway 6-24
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.

Runway 15-33
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.

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As of March 2013, there are 217 T-hangars for lease on the field.

Single-engine airplanes: 268
Multi-engine airplanes: 40
Jets: 11
Gliders: 3
Helicopters: 3
Aircraft based on the field: 325

Regional Airport Authority Contacts

Mike Thompson
(502) 458-1475
Airfield Maintenance Supervisor

T-Hangar Rental Information
Karen South
Louisville Regional Airport Authority
Properties Dept.
(502) 363-8510

T-Hangar Payment Address
Louisville Regional Airport Authority
P.O. Box 950107, Dept. 52332
Louisville, KY 40295-0107

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.

Economic Impact report for Louisville International and Bowman Field

Click here for a combined report


FAA Contact

FAA Air Traffic Control Tower

2710 Moran Avenue
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 582-5752

Other Contact Information

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.

For more information, call (502) 451-9020 or visit