BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Airport officials in Bowling Green are still aiming to lure a commercial airline to the field even though the facility lost out on funds that would have moved them closer to the goal.
Gov. Steve Beshear vetoed $750,000 in funding for the airport on Friday. The governor's veto message said while there's limited funds in the Aviation Economic Development fund, the project is worthy and could be financed at a later time.
Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport spokesman Rob Barnett says not having the funds reduces the airport's capability to attract airlines.
Barnett told WBKO-TV in Bowling Green (http://bit.ly/1iqKmmD ) that the cost of doing business with regional airlines is rising because many regional jets are being retired because of age and fuel consumption issues.