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Airport: Thousands of travelers pack Louisville airport during Kentucky Derby weekend

According to the Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville welcomed more than 27,000 people.
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Travelers visiting for the Kentucky Derby are showing moving through the Muhammad Ali International Airport on May 8, 2022.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The airport is releasing numbers of the travelers who came through during the Kentucky Derby weekend.

According to the Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville welcomed more than 27,000 people.

Airport officials said more than 27,600 people were scheduled to arrive between last Wednesday and Friday.

It’s about 98% of the amount of those that came in 2019, the busiest year ever.

About 14,000 of those travelers headed home on Sunday, making it the airport’s busiest day of 2022.

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