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MASTER PLAN

The 2035 Master Plan is a flexible, strategic plan that further positions CVG to compete more effectively for local passengers. The recommendations in the plan are intended to protect and grow CVG as an economic development asset for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. See Full Report >>


Frequent Questions About Master Plans


What are the components of an Airport Master Plan?

The components of an airport master plan are established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). They include an inventory, surveys, and data collection, aviation activity forecasts, demand and capacity analysis, determination of facility requirements, identification of issues, development of alternatives and concepts, a financial plan, environmental review/analysis, an implementation plan, and the updating of Airport Layout Plan (ALP) documents in accordance with FAA guidelines and design standards.


Who conducts the Master Plan Study and how do we know the study is unbiased and objective?

The Kenton County Airport Board (KCAB), owner and operator of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has retained the services of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. to conduct this study. KCAB will review and approve the airport master plan, while a Technical Advisory Committee, Leadership Circle Committee, and the general public will be given the opportunity to review and comment on the master plan during various stages of its progress. In addition, the FAA will conduct its own review process and must approve the Forecast of Aviation Demand and Airport Layout Plan portion of the Master Plan.


Who approves the Master Plan Update?

KCAB will review and approve the airport master plan internally and direct Jacobs to submit the final Forecast of Aviation Demand and Airport Layout Plan Set for FAA review and approval. In addition, the FAA will conduct its own review process and must approve these elements of the Master Plan.


Who pays for the Master Plan? Will my tax dollars be used for this?

CVG's Master Plan Update is funded by Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) and airport revenues. No "General Fund" taxpayer money will be used to pay for the Master Plan Study.


Who will pay for projects recommended in the Master Plan?

Airport development is paid through a mix of both federal and local airport funds. These funds include Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Funds and Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs). AIP Funds are derived from user taxes on national and international travel, air cargo taxes, and noncommercial aviation fuel. PFCs are local user fees that airports can impose to use on eligible projects. Additionally, CVG funds some projects through rent, fees, and purchases at CVG.
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