General information about Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport is owned and operated by Kenton Country Airport Board. The airport is located in Hebron, Kentucky, United States, just 28 km from downtown Cincinnati. The airport codes are IATA: CVG, FAA LID: CVG, ICAO: KCVG.
It is a Global Hub for amazon Air, DHL Aviation, Endeavor Air, Delta Private Jets, and handles several International and Domestic cargo flights every day. Besides, it became the focus city for Allegiant Air, Frontier, and Delta Air Lines. The airport serves the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan region and covers an area of around 7,000 acres (2,800 ha).
Cincinnati International Airport provides non-stop passenger service on 180-190 top daily departures to 63 destinations in Europe and North America. CVG became the fastest-growing cargo airport within North America. For total cargo operations, CVG ranks 4thplace around North America.
According to Passenger Traffic Statistics of 2018, Cincinnati Airport handled over 8,865,568 passengers and became the 3rdbusiest airport within the Ohio metropolitan area. CVG Airport is operated by the top 10 busiest domestic routes such as Atlanta, Denver, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Orlando, New York/La Guardia, Chicago/Midway, Charlotte, Newark, and Las Vegas.
Brief History of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
In 1942, on February 11, President Franklin D. Roosevelt allotted funds for the Greater Cincinnati Airport renovation. It was the part of the U.S. Army Air Corps program, which aimed to establish training facilities during World War II. During this period, air traffic centered on Lunken Airport located southeast of central Cincinnati. Later in 1946, on October 27, first, the small, wooden terminal building opened. The airport prepared it for commercial service. The first airline that had its headquarters and provided scheduled service from the airport was Boone County Airlines.
Meanwhile, the city leaders of Cincinnati started to expand the site of Blue Ash in the 1950s. They tried to compete with the Greater Cincinnati Airport and to replace Lunken, which was the city's primary airport. But the program failed due to the community opposition.
Business Activity and Recent Improvements
From the 1990s to 2003s, around ten discount airlines began their service at CVG Airport but later pulled out for some reason. But soon there were signs of improvement. For instance, over 75% of flights were operated via Delta Air Lines at CVG. Hence, CVG Airport was consistently ranked as one of the most expensive main airports in the United States until 2015.
Future of Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
Currently, CVG is working on a 2050 master plan. The aim of this plan to prepare dramatic increases in cargo and passenger activity. There is a hope by 2021 that the airport will grow traffic to around 9 million annual passengers, increase cargo activity, and construct a new rental car facility for the convenience of its customers.