Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG): good news/bad news


It’s been a good news/bad news year for Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

For years, the airport topped the list for most expensive air fares.

But then, some good news: in an effort to keep travelers from driving to nearby cities to catch cheaper flights, Delta Air Lines announced in February that it was significantly reducing all domestic fares to and from the city.

But now: some bad news: as part of Delta’s system-wide capacity reduction, two international flights from CVG to Frankfurt and London will be cut starting in September.

The airport still offers service to Paris, Montreal, Toronto, Cancun, Punta Cana, Nassau and Amsterdam, but losing those routes has got to hurt.

It’s really too bad. Because, amenity-wise, CVG is a pretty great airport. It’s got:

  • Free wireless internet in Terminals 2 & 3 and in the Cell Phone Lot;
  • Carvel ice-cream and Gold Star Chili;
  • An Equestrian Program that gives horse owners access to several miles of riding trails on airport property;
  • And fourteen, priceless 20-by-20-foot Art Deco mosaics by Winold Reiss. The murals were originally in the city’s Union Terminal train station, but were moved to the airport to save them from being demolished. You can take a virtual tour of the murals here.
  • And someone at that airport has a sense of humor.  Check out this video they found and posted on their Web site.cvg-mural-2

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One thought on “Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG): good news/bad news

  1. Joe Feiertag says:


    Thanks for the nice write-up! That was a great connection between a lot of the things going on with CVG…..

    –Joe F.

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