MLB All-Star Game, NASCAR event helped
COVINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2015) — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) experienced a significant increase in passenger, cargo and parking numbers in July.
Total enplaned passengers increased 10.5 percent, local origin and destination traffic increased by a record 24.2 percent and parking transactions increased by 19.8 percent.
Candace McGraw, CVG chief executive officer, credits the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Cincinnati and the Kentucky 300 NASCAR event at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with increased numbers. Summer deals offered by some airlines also increased numbers, she said.
Because of increased service options, fares continue to drop at CVG. The Department of Transportation recently reported that fares from CVG fares decreased by 8 percent between the first quarter 2014 and first quarter 2015.
Cargo operations continue to grow at CVG, increasing 13.1 percent in July. CVG’s cargo traffic has grown consistently every month in the past five years. In 10 of the past 12 months, cargo experienced double digit growth. DHL recently announced a $108 million expansion project which will lead to 200 additional jobs and space to park an additional 16 aircraft.