CVG holds the lowest airfares in the region four years in a row
Airport serving 75-80% of pre-pandemic passenger volumes
Erlanger, Ky. (October 19, 2021)– The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for the second quarter of 2021, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. CVG has held this title for four consecutive years since the second quarter of 2017. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranks #76 with an average fare of $280; seven percent below the national average of $300.
CVG ranked #76 – average fare $280
Indianapolis (IND) ranked #63 – average fare $299
Columbus (CMH) ranked #53 – average fare $308
Louisville (SDF) ranked #48 – average fare $312
Dayton (DAY) ranked #6 – average fare $361
The mix of low airfares and more travel options is fueling the return of air travel (passenger traffic is now 75-80% compared to 2019) as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and most recent surge of the Delta variant.
Two new air carriers (Alaska Air and Sun Country Airlines) began service at CVG earlier this year, along with nine new seasonal/year-round routes added and many returned routes. For a complete list of nonstop destinations served from CVG visit: CVGairport.com/nonstopdestinations.