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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...

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...

CVG secures federal approval of application for program to enhance new air cargo operations

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) approved the application by the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for its Reimbursable Fee Program. By gaining this status, CVG will be able to enhance its air cargo operations giving the airport the ability to conduct increased 24/7 cargo operations at its facility. CVG,...

As summer travel season approaches, CVG has some helpful insights to make your trip easier

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is launching into the summer travel season by offering passengers more flights and destinations. Destinations such as Baltimore/Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, New York City and San Diego have been added to the low-cost, nonstop flight mix. With summer kicking off this weekend, now is the time to plan for summer getaways.     “With...

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...

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...

DHL Express schedules job fair to hire 900 as completion of $108 million CVG expansion nears

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced it will recruit approximately 900 new positions as the company completes the latest $108 million expansion of its Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. The projected growth in e-commerce and international shipments is expected to increase the hub’s workforce to more than 3,300 from the current...

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 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,...

CVG prepared for the 2016 holiday season; entertainment, tips for travelers offered

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is preparing for the 2016 holiday season by offering entertainment and travel tips to enhance passengers’ experience. Holiday events include: Monday, 12/19: 9-10am: Christmas carolers from ArtsWave Tuesday, 12/20: 9-10am: Christmas carolers from ArtsWave Wednesday, 12/21: 8am-5pm: Complimentary gift wrapping by volunteers from...

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...

OneJet adding twice daily non-stop service between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati beginning Oct. 19

OneJet (www.OneJet.com), the air transportation network that provides increased access to nonstop travel in small and medium size markets, announced that travelers are now able to book seats on its newest route between Pittsburgh (PIT) and the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).  Cincinnati joins a growing list of OneJet served cities from Pittsburgh, including Hartford, Indianapolis,...

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...