Cincinnati Airport’s popular miniature therapy horse program wins award for best customer service

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s (CVG) miniature therapy horse program won another industry award, this time from Airport Council International – North America (ACI) for best customer service program. CVG’s partnership with Seven Oaks Farm began in 2016 and brings miniature therapy horses to the airport’s Terminal twice a month. The program is the only of its kind and...

WOW Air starting service from CVG to Iceland, other international destinations, expands across Midwest

WOW Air, Iceland’s low-cost transatlantic airline, is announcing new international flight services from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Europe via Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Iceland.   Service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky will be available four days a week. Flights to Keflavik International Airport are available from $99 one-way including taxes. Fares...

Frontier Airlines again expands its service from CVG; adds six nonstop destinations beginning in October

Mark Mitchell and Candace McGraw Frontier Airlines is growing its service from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport again with the addition of six nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville and Raleigh/Durham.   All six destinations will be served by Frontier’s A320 family of aircraft. Flights from CVG to Miami will begin Oct. 5 and operate on Tuesdays,...

CVG hits new records in May for local origin and destination volume for passengers and cargo

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) set a record in May for local origin and destination passenger volume, as well as cargo volume in its 70-year history.   Local traffic was up 16.1 percent year-over-year with 323,049 originating passengers, compared to 278,344 in May 2016, representing 44,705 new travelers coming through CVG’s front door.   CVG also set a record in terms...

Allegiant grows again at CVG, announces two new destinations coming — to L.A. and Raleigh-Durham

Allegiant has announced new, nonstop flights connecting Cincinnati to Los Angeles and the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina. “We are proud to be growing again in Cincinnati. These new routes from CVG show that local travelers have continued to embrace Allegiant’s unique brand of ultra-low-cost fares and nonstop service to destinations around the country,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior...

Frontier Airlines adds new non-stop service from Cincinnati to San Diego three times per week

Frontier Airlines added new nonstop service from CVG to San Diego Sunday with an inaugural flight celebration including a ribbon-cutting, #CVGselfie station and gifts for passengers.   Service to San Diego now operates three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday using 180-seat A320 aircraft.   “Thanks to the terrific support of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community, and our partners...

Southwest Airlines announces it will add cargo services to its new operation at CVG starting June 5

Southwest Airlines announced that it’ll be adding its cargo services to its new operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport starting June 5. The carrier begins passenger service one day before with flights between Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Southwest’s two busiest airports in terms of daily departures. “Companies around the country rely...

Frontier Airlines announces new nonstop service from CVG to New York City and Minneapolis

Frontier Airlines added new nonstop service from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport to New York City’s LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul Saturday with two inaugural flight celebrations including ribbon-cutting ceremonies and gifts for passengers. Service to LaGuardia now operates daily using 180-seat A320 aircraft. Service to Minneapolis/St. Paul operates four times a week (Monday, Wednesday,...

American Airlines upgrading service for direct fights to Dallas/Fort Worth from Northern Kentucky

American Airlines is upgrading aircraft at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) to include increased seating capacity for direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). American will operate two of the four daily flights between CVG and DFW with mainline MD-80 aircraft, which seat 140 passengers. The other two daily flights will be services using the Embraer 175, which seats...

Allegiant announces low fares on new non-stop flight from CVG to Denver starting in June

Allegiant announced new nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN) from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). To celebrate, the company, known for its ultra-low fares, is offering one-way fares on the route for as low as $28.   “We know that Cincinnati travelers are smarter than the average bear when it comes to finding a good deal,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant...

Frontier Airlines announces three new non-stop destinations from CVG, beginning this spring

Frontier Airlines is growing its CVG service by 20 percent through the addition of three nonstop destinations to begin this spring/summer, including New York – La Guardia, San Diego and Minneapolis/St. Paul.    All three destinations will be served by A319 or A320 aircraft. Passengers flying to these destinations can find introductory fares* valid 1/31 through Tuesday, 2/7, only at flyfrontier.com:   New...

Amazon Prime to build $1.49 billion cargo hub at CVG; project expected to create 2,700 jobs

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval Tuesday for incentives that clear the way for Amazon Prime to develop a $1.49 billion cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The Kenton County Airport Board met simultaneously to approve the land terms of the project, which will be located on CVG property. Dan...

CVG experiences continued passenger, cargo growth in 2016; celebrates 70th birthday this month

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) last year achieved its best ranking in the 21-year history of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) airfare report, experienced its best passenger traffic volume since 2005, and achieved a record year for cargo volume in the airport’s 70-year history.   Airfares at CVG declined for the third consecutive year. In the latest DOT report...

CVG ranks No. 44 in Department of Transportation average airfare ranking for 3rd quarter

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for third quarter 2016. Below is a summary as it relates to CVG:   · CVG average fare ranked #44 compared to #18 in 3Q · CVG average fare of $363 decreased 15 percent compared to $427 in 3Q 2015 ◦ Fares decreased 32 percent compared to $533 in 3Q 2014 ◦ Fares are down $170 round-trip over the last 24 months · Low-cost...

CVG’s local economic impact grew to $4.4 billion annually, according to new report; up 22 percent

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is a vital asset to the region’s economy with a $4.4 billion annual impact on local families, businesses and governments according to a report released from the economic centers at University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. This represents a 22 percent increase compared to $3.6 billion impact from previous study in 2012.   More...

Southwest Airlines to fly out of CVG to Chicago and to Baltimore/Washington starting in June

Southwest Airline announced at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) that it will begin flights to Chicago (Midway) and to Baltimore/Washington in June. The airline will discontinue flying out of Dayton and Akron-Canton.. “We are excited to welcome Southwest Airlines to CVG and Northern Kentucky,” said Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED...

Recent trend of record growth continues at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

November passenger traffic at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) continues its trend of record growth. Year-over-year local passenger volume grew 15.6 percent and exceeded 500,000 passengers to and from CVG. This was the strongest November for local passenger volume since 2001 and marks the 27th consecutive month for year-over-year local passenger growth. Total passenger volume,...

Airfares from CVG decline another 13.5 percent in second quarter; airport now ranks #40 nationally

Airfares from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) fell 13.5 percent year-over-year based on the most recent Department of Transportation report for second quarter 2016. CVG’s airfare ranking among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports fell from #20 to #40, the best ranking achieved by CVG since the report was first published in 1995. Average fares at CVG declined in 13 of the...

Allegiant to offer seasonal nonstop flight from CVG to Puerto Rico once a week, beginning in December

Allegiant announced Wednesday new nonstop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Cincinnati via the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). To celebrate, the company known for its ultra-low fares, is offering one-way fares on the route for as low as $79. “We’re looking forward to providing Cincinnati travelers with their only low-cost, nonstop option to visit our first Caribbean...

Allegiant rewards one millionth passenger to fly out of CVG with free fights, parking for a year

Allegiant thanked its one-millionth passenger to fly out of the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Wednesday with free flights on Allegiant and parking provided by CVG for a year. The lucky winner was on board a 1:45 p.m. flight to Orlando. Each of the remaining passengers also received a huge surprise – two free round-trip ticket vouchers. “Allegiant began flying out of...