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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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Following a similar move earlier this week in Cleveland, Frontier Airlines is expanding service from Cincinnati.

The airline is adding flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. That brings the total number of Frontier destinations leaving out of Cincinnati to ten.

Here's the press release:

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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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CVG is the first airport in the nation to use BlipTrack, designed by Lockheed Martin, to help passengers get through the airport faster.

The mobile tracking system, already used internationally, is now on-line at CVG, allowing the airport and you to know just how busy certain areas are like check-in and security. Lockheed's Director of Global Airports, Martin Bowman, says it discreetly monitors for Wi-Fi signals from mobile devices at areas like check-in and security.

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Allegiant Air says it will be flying non stop from Cincinnati to Tampa Bay and Myrtle Beach starting May 30th. Fares will start as low as $59 one way. 

In a release, Andrew Levy, president and C-O-O Andrew Levy  said the airline has been operating for less than a month in Cincinnati and the community has already embraced its ultra-low-cost travel offerings.

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Three members of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) board have resigned.

Jim Huff, chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board, Larry Savage, vice chairman of the board, and airport board member Mark Arnzen submitted letters of resignation Friday to Kenton County Judge-Executive Steve Arlinghaus, effective immediately.

Bill Robinson, Kathy Collins and Chad Summe will replace each of them respectively.

In a statement, Arlinghaus says:

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