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CVG airfares remain lowest in region as it serves more local passengers than ever before

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for second quarter 2019, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG
ranked #74 with an average fare of $346; five percent below the national average of $364.

Below is a summary of the CVG report:

• CVG average fare ($346) ranked #74 in Q2 2019

• Regional comparisons:

o    CVG ranked #74 – average fare $346
o    Indianapolis (IND) ranked #57 – average fare $363
o    Columbus (CMH) ranked #56 – average fare $364
o    Louisville (SDF) ranked #37 – average fare $387
o    Lexington (LEX) ranked #21 – average fare $407
o    Dayton (DAY) ranked #5 – average fare $438

*Frontier data not included in U.S. DOT Q2 2019 Average Airfare Ranking Report.

CVG is serving more local passengers than ever before in its 72-year history. The airport set local passenger records in 16 of the last 17 months (through September 2019 reported), establishing a new all-time record for local passengers in June 2019 (426,246). For five years in a row, CVG has experienced local passenger growth each and every month.

CVG offers more nonstop destinations than any airport in the region, including direct international service to Paris, Toronto, Cancun, Cozumel, Montego Bay, Grand Bahama Island and Punta Cana.

CVGairport.com is an award-winning, travel-planning resource with flight status, security wait times, parking availability and weather.

CVG is the 8th largest cargo airport in North America, and home to one of three global super-hubs for DHL and Amazon Air’s cargo hub.

The airport is recognized globally as a leading U.S. airport by SkyTrax World Airport Awards.

CVG is the only airport in the country to receive Safety Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving the airport the highest level of protections under the Act.


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