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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos moves first load of dirt at groundbreaking of Prime Air Hub at CVG in Hebron

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Amazon broke ground Tuesday for its new $1.5 billion Prime Air Hub in Hebron, KY at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, driving a front loader, moved the first load of dirt at the groundbreaking for the $1.5 billion Prime Air Hub at CVG Tuesday (photos by Mark Hansel). Flanked by two Prime Air cargo planes, Amazon CEO...

Commentary: Leaders of state’s three largest airports say infrastructure should be top priority in 2019

By Dan Mann, Candace McGraw, and Eric Frankl As leaders of Kentucky’s three largest commercial service airports, we understand that infrastructure investment is critical to our state’s continued economic success. Eric Frankl Our airports are critical infrastructure assets to Kentucky, supporting more than 100,000 jobs and creating a $13 billion impact for the Commonwealth and the Louisville, Lexington,...

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...

CVG adds destinations, employs diverse strategy to utilize assets and position for the future

By Mark  Hansel NKyTribune managing editor With the launch of United Airlines’ nonstop service to San Francisco Thursday, it may seem that Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is adding another route every few days. That’s because airlines are increasingly finding CVG an attractive option when looking to add destinations. The United Airlines launch follows the entry of Southwest...

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...

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’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...

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,...

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...

New flight service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky to Las Vegas to begin in December

Allegiant Travel has announced new nonstop service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Las Vegas (LAS). Allegiant will offer the flights on Thursdays and Sundays starting Dec. 18. Allegiant is offering an $81 one-way intro fare which must be booked by Aug. 19 for travel by Feb. 10.   Las Vegas will be the seventh market served by Allegiant from CVG. Allegiant...