Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

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Airport officials say they're seeing signs that things are moving in the right direction.  CVG reports the number of passengers was up about 3 percent and its cargo traffic grew about 9 percent, comparing 2013 to 2012.

Here's the statement from CVG:

Local origin and destination (O&D) passengers using Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) yielded an increase for nine out of twelve months during 2013.

Michael Keating / WVXU

Kentucky's auditor says he'll take a close look at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Board after media reports raised concerns about travel and spending. 

Auditor Adam Edelen says, "We are going to be reviewing every expenditure made by the airport board. We're going to get to the nub of the issue, which is 'Is the questionable spending on things like travel a consistent theme through every expenditure stream at the airport?' I don't have an answer for that but I will."

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Less than three months since Frontier Airlines starting flying out of CVG, the airport announced Wednesday public charter service Ultimate Air Shuttle will start service to Morristown Airport, NJ September 9th.

Ultimate Air Managing Director Rick Pawlak says the advantages are many:

The Future of CVG

Jul 31, 2013
Michael Keating



Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Northern Kentucky has generated lots of economic announcements in the past year--business expansions here,  job expansions there--and the momentum continues into this year.  Much of the growth is thanks to a wealth of resources such as available land, a well-trained workforce and nearby transportation, including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and DHL.

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Frontier Airlines says it's going to start nonstop service from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport to Denver later this year.  The new service will begin May 17.  Frontier's first flight from Denver will arrive at CVG the evening of May 16. 

Frontier is a low-cost airline that operates from a primary hub at Denver International Airport.

The new flight will depart CVG at 6:15 a.m. and arrive in Denver at 7:15 a.m. daily except Sundays.

It'll depart Denver at 6:59 p.m. and arrive at CVG  at 11:35 p.m. daily except Saturdays.

Michael Keating

The Cincinnati Northern Kentucky airport is rolling out its master plan Thursday evening.

Officials will explain the airports 'road map' for growth during a public information session. The master plan study includes passenger and cargo forecasts, facility assessments, and the feasibility of focusing on direct flights versus acting as a transfer hub.

Tonight's "open house" style meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.


DHL Express is adding 300 positions as it wraps up its hub expansion at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.  The logistics company hosts a job fair Tuesday to immediately fill 100 of the new openings.   Recruiter Chris Reinersman says the number of employees has been growing since DHL established its U.S. international hub at CVG three years ago: