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Number of passengers at CVG up 11.1 percent in first quarter

Set record for cargo tonnage

ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2017) — Total passengers were up 11.1 percent in the first quarter at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the number of local passengers was up 15.9 percent, the airport announced today.

CVG set a new first quarter cargo tonnage record with more than 205,000 tons handled, totaling a year-over-year increase of 8 percent.

Also during the first quarter CVG signed a deal with Amazon to build its global air cargo hub at CVG. The $1.5 billion investment will support a fleet of 100+ Prime Air cargo planes. It is expected to add more than 2,700 jobs at CVG.

Southwest Airlines also announced it will start service June 4 by offering 55 weekly flights with service to Baltimore/Washington three times per day and Chicago Midway five times per day. Two gates in Concourse A are currently being refurbished for the inaugural flights. Southwest becomes the 10th passenger carrier at CVG, which now provides nonstop service to 55 destinations with 175 peak-day departures.

Other major announcements included:

  • Delta growing its CVG capacity by 6 percent and expanding service to 13 existing CVG markets.
  • Frontier growing its service by 20 percent with the addition of new nonstop service to New York City – LaGuardia, San Diego and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
  • Continued growth of Allegiant Air with the announcement of its 16th nonstop market. Service between CVG and Denver will start June 2.
  • DHL hiring 900 additional employees.