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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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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.

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In its heyday the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport saw Delta offer 670 daily flights with direct service to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Rome and Paris.  But that was 2005 and this is now.

Today passenger flights total 178 a day with one international flight to Paris.

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The busiest travel days of the year are coming up and the Transportation Security Administration is highlighting a program that might make your travel more convenient at the airport.  It is suggesting you sign-up for the TSA Pre-Check program.  

Mark Howell is a TSA spokesperson from Washington and he visited the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Monday morning.

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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."


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."

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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
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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.