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CVG receives $11.6M in Airport Improvement Program grants for investment in infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will receive a total of $11.6M in Airport Improvement Program grants.

Sec. Chao

The national program funds airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting and airport markings.

“Infrastructure projects funded by these grants will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in an issued release.

“Thanks to the leadership of Candace McGraw and the CVG board, CVG is one of the fastest-growing airports in the country,” said Congressman Thomas Massie, R-KY. “Thank you to Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation for ensuring that federal dollars are being reinvested in our airport. This funding will support further expansion and throughput, driving strong economic growth in Northern Kentucky.”

The $11.6M in total grants includes an already awarded $5.5M to CVG in September. An additional $6.1M in discretionary grants was announced today, all of which will enable rehabilitation of two taxiways and construction of a connector between taxiways.

“This grant funding is critical to CVG, and we thank the U.S. Department of Transportation and Secretary Chao for recognizing that infrastructure investment enables continued growth at the airport,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “These funds will ensure continued growth and safe operations with the rehabilitation of two of our taxiways.

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.

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.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

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