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CVG Surpasses Six-Million Passengers In 2015

Posted On January 21, 2016

By Travis Thayer

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Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Photo by Mike Perleberg, Eagle Country 99.3

(Hebron, Ky.) – The Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky International Airport has released its year-end traffic results for 2015.

CVG reported that they served more than 6.3 million passengers in 2015, up 6.6 percent from 5.9 million in 2014. The 6.3 million passengers was the highest count at CVG since 2011.

The increase in passengers was helped by Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati, a busy holiday travel season, and overall air service growth.

Lower ticket prices may have also contributed to more passengers using CVG. Flyers have benefited greatly from increased flights from low-cost carriers such as Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines.

Earlier this month, CVG announced that their average ticket price dropped to $436 in the second quarter of 2015, moving CVG from the top 5 for highest fares, all the way to 20th overall.

CVG officials say they are aiming to top the 9 million mark by the year 2021.

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