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CVG sets new local passenger record

Good news coming from CVG...

Erlanger, Ky. (May 31, 2018) ― The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is one of the fastest growing airports in the country, as it continues to set new all-time records for arriving and departing passengers, and anticipates busy, record-setting summer travel months.

In April, local passenger traffic was up 25 percent with more than 343,282 originating passengers, setting a new all-time record for the month of April in CVG’s 70-year history. All scheduled carriers at CVG are experiencing year-over-year growth:

o Allegiant: up 60%

o Frontier: up 19%

o United: up 25.5%

o Delta: up 11%

o American: up 2.5%

Over the last three years, originating passenger volume has grown 63 percent while airfares

have decreased more than 36 percent.

CVG also set a record in terms of most cargo tonnage handled in the month of April, with 100,893 tons, an increase of 41 percent year-over-year.

“At CVG, we’re embracing what’s next and welcoming this tremendous growth, as we work to continue breaking records by growing both passenger and cargo operations, introducing new flight options and experiencing lower airfares,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “A positive passenger experience is a top priority for CVG. With the increased passenger volume, we encourage travelers to arrive to the airport two hours before their scheduled departure to allow adequate time to check baggage, go through security and arrive at the gate in time for boarding.”

As a reminder to summer travelers, most airlines begin the boarding process 45 minutes prior to departure and close the boarding door at least 10 minutes before departure. Please check with your airline for their boarding policies.

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