About the Airport

Lake Cumberland Regional Airport (IATA: SME, ICAO: KSME, FAA LID: SME) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Somerset, a city in Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States. The airport is owned by the city of Somerset and Pulaski County. It also serves the area around Lake Cumberland. It is mostly used for general aviation, and from late 2008 until February 2010, was served by one commercial airline, Locair. The $3 million federally funded passenger terminal was converted to the FBO in September 2011. The airport was renamed in 2008; it was formerly known as Somerset-Pulaski County Airport or J.T. Wilson Field.

Lake Cumberland Regional Airport covers an area of 288 acres (117 ha) at an elevation of 927 feet (283 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 5/23 which measures 5,800 by 100 feet (1,768 x 30 m). For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2008, the airport had 27,605 aircraft operations, an average of 75 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 28 aircraft based at this airport: 71% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% jet and 11% helicopter.

Radio Frequencies

  • CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
  • WX AWOS-3: 120.050 (606-679-5710)
  • WX AWOS-3PT at EKQ (17 nm SW): 118.825 (606-348-0862)

Address & Phone

500 W.O Newell Drive
Somerset, KY 42501
(606) 678-4554


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