Team consists of more than 100 employees, on the ready 24-7
Hebron, Ky. – When weather is at its worst, CVG’s Winter Operations Team must be at its best to ensure that passengers can travel safely with minimum inconvenience. With the seasons changing, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Winter Operations Team conducted its annual pre-season test drill last week.
The CVG Winter Operations Team consist of more than 100 employees who are on the ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week operating more than 50 different pieces of equipment.
“Safety and security of our employees and our passengers is a top priority at CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “With four runways, we strive to keep our airport running on time in the event of a snow emergency.” On average in a typical winter season, CVG will experience 24 inches of snow fall on 27 different days. Sweeping one runway is equivalent to clearing 12 interstate lanes for approximately 2 miles.
On a typical day, CVG will experience more than 200 landings and departures between passenger and cargo carriers. “Ensuring the operational readiness of our airport means airlines and passengers can be confident our airport is ready when they are.” said Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, Kenton County Airport Board Chairman. “We are proud to say that CVG has never been closed due to snow conditions.”