Delta Air Lines has introduced significant fare cuts for flights out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as the company works to spur traffic at one of its largest hubs.
The reductions, which Delta emphasizes are not a sale but a new fare strategy, range from 5 percent to 60 percent and affect 80 percent of the travelers flying in or out of CVG.
The fare cuts apply to advance-purchase business, leisure and walk-up fares and include cities in Florida, the Northeast and along the West Coast. A sampling of fare cuts, based on a 21-day advance purchase, range from a 12 percent reduction for a one-way trip to Hartford, Conn. (from $180 to $159) to a decrease of 58 percent for a one-way trip to Los Angeles (from $310 to $130).
The fare cuts are welcome news for those who regularly fly in and out of CVG: Earlier this year, the airport was identified as having the highest air fares in the country, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Price Index.
From a business and community standpoint, Airport Vice Chairman Dr. Michael Robinson said he sees the fare reduction as a sign of Delta’s continued commitment to its hub. “Delta is still maintaining five banks of flights here,” Robinson said. “That, coupled with a new, lower fare structure for many of its flights, says to me that Delta is committed to this hub.”