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Welcome to the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) page. Here we’ll explain some of the finer details behind Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU). To start, LRAA is an autonomous municipal corporation established by KY state statute. LRAA is responsible for owning, operating and developing Louisville’s two major airports. The forerunner of LRAA was established in 1928 by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s General Assembly and was the first authority-type governed airport in the United States. Think of LRAA like a private corporation that is self-funded and receives operating revenue from a wide variety of user fees. However, LRAA receives no local or state funding for any of the necessary routine operations at SDF and LOU.
One of LRAA’s goals is establishing and maintaining business relationships that will not only help customers, but our wonderful city of Louisville as well. We truly appreciate your interest and generosity towards Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU).