Air Service

Despite the pandemic, CVG Airport remains committed to keeping airport costs competitive and forging ahead on its bold strategic plan, New Heights

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has been serving passengers since 1947. CVG welcomed more than 9.1 million passengers in 2019, serving a record number of local passengers. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, CVG still offers the most nonstop destinations and the lowest average airfares in the region

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Airport Operating Costs

CVG Airport is committed to keeping costs low for carriers in order to grow business in a diverse, multi-carrier environment. For passenger service, the market opportunity for the Cincinnati region is detailed below. Cargo growth remains a priority and reality as North America’s 7th largest cargo airport.

For 2022, landing fee rates are as follows.

  • Signatory carriers: $2.18 per 1,000 lbs. of landed weight
  • Non-signatory carriers: $2.50 per 1,000 lbs. of landed weight

Cincinnati Region

On the banks of the Ohio River -where Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana meet - is a place with a view and a vibe unmistakably its own.  A kaleidoscope of tradition, reinvention and celebration.  

  • Home to 2.2 million people
  • Educated workforce — 300 colleges & universities within 200 miles
  • Labor force of 1.3+ million diverse workforce within 50 miles
  • Corporate diversity — 450 foreign-owned firms employ more than 40,000
  • Lowest cost of living, major metros (Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2019)

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Home to Leading Global Brands

8 Fortune 1000 headquarters headquarters specializing in:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemistry/Plastics
  • Financial Services
  • Advanced Energy
  • Consumer Products
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences


Carrier Incentives and Airport Opportunities 

CVG offers an Air Service Incentive Program to support the goals of stimulating domestic and international air service, promoting competition, and growing non-aeronautical revenues through increased passenger demand. Details Here

CVG Airport is the hometown airport for over 6.5 million residents within a 90-minute drive of the airport including Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana.  The reach of CVG expands to 11 million residents within 120 miles of CVG.  

In 2019, CVG served over 9.1 million passengers with the services of 9 different airlines and 21 different operating carriers.  CVG has been recognized with the SkyTrax award for Best Regional Airport in North American for eight of the last ten years through 2021.  CVG is one of three global superhubs for DHL, and home to Amazon Prime's primary hub.  CVG is a top 10 cargo airport in North America.  

CVG’s 2021-2025 strategic plan, New Heights, prioritizes continued aeronautical and non-aeronautical development on the airport’s 7,700-acre campus. A key focus is the development of new MRO hangars and aircraft servicing facilities. Contact Paul Hegedus for more information about these opportunities.


CVG Airport Contacts:

  • Air Service development and related opportunities
  • Commercial development or questions about airline leased premises
  • Carrier invoicing or accounts receivable