Elizabethtown (KY) Regional Airport
L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC was retained by the Elizabethtown Airport Board in 2005 for the purpose of developing scheduled passenger airline service at the Elizabethtown Regional Airport (EKX).
(Note: scroll down to see a complete history of this project, with links to a detailed project summary, the project brochure, media reports and the airport's Web site).
The project began with a detailed market feasibility study which illustrated the existence of a regional air service market encompassing 23 Central Kentucky counties. The company then worked with the Airport Board to re-brand the airport with a new name, logo and Web site. The project continued with development of regional support by creating the Partnership for Central Kentucky Airline Service, which includes over 200 partners in 23 counties committed to bring airline service to Central Kentucky. More recently, the company has been involved with recruting airlines to EKX and the development of a revenue guarantee strategy to be used as an incentive.
Elizabethtown Regional Airport Project Summary
Please click on this link in order to download the Elizabethtown Regional Airport Project Summary. The summary includes background information on the regional air service market, project goals, the re-branding of the airport, the development of a new passenger terminal and airline recruitment.
Elizabethtown Regional Airport Project Brochure
As the project unfolded, L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC worked with the Airport Board to develop a project brochure. The brochure is used to educate and inform regional community leaders about the project and the benefits that it will bring to Central Kentucky. Please click on this link to view the project brochure.
This project has been followed extensively by regional media outlets. Following are two links to selected newspaper articles and television news stories; numerous additional articles can be found in the News section of this Webs site:
E-town eyeing commercial air service The (Bowling Green) Daily News February 11, 2007
Elizabethtown Regional Airport Web site
As part of the marketing and promotion of the project, L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC, led the development of the airport's first Web site. The purpose of the site is to educate and inform regional citizens about the airline service development project and its importance to Central Kentucky. Please click on this link in order to view the EKX Airport's Web site.