CVG’s Airfares Continue To Become More Affordable
By Mike Perleberg
Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. File photo.
(Hebron, Ky.) – Increased passenger traffic and expansion by low-cost carriers is helping drive down airfares at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The U.S. Department of Transportation says the average fare out of CVG for the third quarter of 2017 is just $301, a drastic drop from the nation’s highest ticket prices in 2013.
The average ticket cost is the lowest among any airport surrounding Cincinnati. The next lowest is Indianapolis at $335.
“CVG has the lowest fares in the Tri-State because of the incredible positive response from the community,” said Candace McGraw, CVG’s chief executive officer. “As our passenger traffic increases, and airline competition increases, airfares go down. CVG passengers are paying on average $250 less per ticket than they were four years ago.”
Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked No. 83 on the list of the most expensive in the third quarter, an improvement from ranking 44th just a year earlier. It is the best ranking achieved by the airport in Hebron in more than two decades.
Eleven new routes and eight additional domestic routes will debut at the airport in the spring of 2018. There will also be new international service to Europe with the addition of WOW Air.