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."
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 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.