Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport

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DHL is expanding its operations at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport.  The German-based package delivery company plans to hire more part-time and full-time employees than were announced last November. 

In a news release Tuesday morning, DHL says shipping volumes have increased in the last year and it now wants to fill 150 non-seasonal positions, instead of the previously announced 100. 

About 40 percent of the positions are full-time.

  The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport plays a critical role in the economic vitality of our region. But how the airport is managed has been up for debate for some time now.

As of May 7, Branson AirExpress will operate flights from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun. 

You can read the release here: 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – Branson AirExpress operated by Orange Air announces discount flights to Branson (BKG), New Orleans (MSY), and Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting May 7th.  Flights will be in a 150 seat MD-83 Jet aircraft. One-way tickets include all taxes and fees can be purchased for:

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The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is approaching its busiest time of the year. But spokesman Jay Brock says Christmas being on a Thursday could spread out the rush. 

“People are probably going to be taking off some of those days," says Brock. "So it is probably going to be Christmas Eve, or probably that Monday as well… going to be a heavy travel day.”

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Kenton County Judge/Executive-elect Kris Knochelmann says he will meet with Northern Kentucky lawmakers to draft a bill making the changes Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has recommended for the CVG Airport Board. Read the report here.

Knochelmann, who will take office in January, hopes the changes will be made quickly. He says he and others will go to Frankfort to lobby other legislators.

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Another airline is coming to CVG.  Allegiant says it will begin nonstop jet service from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky international airport to the Orlando/Sanford and Ft. Meyers/Punta Gorda airports starting in February. 

Allegiant's Brian Davis says it aims to keep prices low and maybe encourage other airlines to drop rates as well.

"This is rated as one of the top highest fare communities in the country," says Davis. "This is historically within the top three. We believe that there's a huge opportunity for an airline like Allegiant to come in and drive down fares."