Breeze announces pop-up flight to Kentucky Derby

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Breeze Airways today announced one-time service to Louisville, Ky., from Long Island MacArthur Airport for the Kentucky Derby. Horse racing enthusiasts can board a flight from Islip Thursday, May 5 returning Sunday, May 8 to catch the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The race is set for Saturday, May 7. The Kentucky Derby is one of the most well- known Grade 1 thoroughbred stakes races in the world. First run in 1875, this 1 1/4-mile (10 furlongs) race kicks off the American Triple Crown of horse racing. “Breeze Airways is the latest airline to join the Long Island MacArthur Airport family, offering service to Charleston, S.C., and Norfolk, Va. If you’re a fan of horseracing, what better way to experience the first leg of the Triple Crown than in person at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs,” said Islip supervisor Angie Carpenter. Visit www.flybreeze.com for schedule and fare information.

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