CVG Continues To Grow, Reach New Heights
By Travis Thayer
(Hebron, Ky.) – One of the fastest growing airports in the country happens to be in our backyard.
On Monday, Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport celebrated new records and three years of consecutive year-over-year growth.
CVG officials say local passenger traffic went up 30 percent in August with more than 362,500 passengers. That number is the third highest local passenger August volume in CVG’s 70-year history.
The increased passenger traffic comes as no surprise. Since 2013, CVG has welcomed five new carriers and introduced more than 50 flight options to 57 nonstop markets.
CVG also set an all-time record in terms of most cargo tonnage handled in one month, with 92,988 tons in August, up 39 percent year-over-year.
“At CVG, we’re embracing what’s next and planning for a bright future, as we work to continue breaking records by growing both passenger and cargo operations, and lowering airfares,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “The new activity and additional landed weight will enable CVG to continue lowering its landing fees, benefiting all carriers while ensuring we remain a great place to do business. CVG is operating its business in a very strategic way, and we continue to see tremendous results.”