Best October since 2000
COVINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2015) — Passenger growth at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) increased 21.8 percent—or 257,000 originating passengers—in October 2015, compared to October 2014. It was the fourth consecutive month CVG experienced passenger growth of 20 percent or greater.
Total enplanements, which includes connecting traffic, also increased 9.5 percent, cargo tonnage increased 6.1 percent and parking transactions increased 15 percent compared to October 2014.
“October was the strongest month for local passengers since June of 2006 and this was our best October since 2000,” said Candace McGraw, CVG chief executive officer. “We are experiencing our best year of passenger boardings in over a decade.”
Year to date CVG local traffic is up 16.7 percent and total enplanements are up 6.6 percent.
New low cost carriers Allegiant and Frontier Airlines account for the largest increase in year-over-year passenger volumes. The two carriers now represent more than 20 percent of the local traffic and are helping bring down the average air fare as reported by the Department of Transportation. Other carriers are also seeing significant increases in passenger volume as a result of using larger aircraft on existing routes from CVG. United Airlines increase by 27.1 percent and American increased 22.3 percent. Delta Air Lines increased 2.7 percent.