CVG reports 30% growth in local passenger traffic in August 2017


Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in the US has registered a significant 30% rise in local passenger traffic in August compared to the same month in 2016.

Last month, the airport handled more than 362,500 originating passengers, posting three years of consecutive year-over-year growth in traffic.

All scheduled airlines at the airport witnessed a double digit year-over-year growth.

Over the last three years, originating passenger numbers at CVG has increased by a considerable 58%, while carrier fares have decreased by more than 30.

In terms of cargo volumes, the airport handled 92,988t of freight in August, recording a surge of 39% compared to the same perior prior year.

"The new activity and additional landed weight will enable CVG to continue lowering its landing fees."

In total, landed weight from aircraft operations during the month showed a year-over-year rise of 31% with more than 967 million pounds.

CVG chief executive officer Candace McGraw said: “At CVG, we’re embracing what’s next and planning for a bright future, as we work to continue breaking records by growing both passenger and cargo operations, and lowering airfares.

“The new activity and additional landed weight will enable CVG to continue lowering its landing fees, benefiting all carriers while ensuring we remain a great place to do business.

“CVG is operating its business in a very strategic way, and we continue to see tremendous results.”

Since May 2013, the airport has added five new airlines and launched more than 50 new flight services to its network of 57 nonstop routes.