Dec. 18, 2014 — CVG is getting ready for the Holiday travel season offering passengers entertainment and travel tips to get you to your destination faster.
Santa will start his worldwide journey at CVG. Look for Santa walking around the Terminal and Concourses and stop by to get a candy cane on December 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and December 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, commented, “With increased flight options and more capacity, we expect passenger volumes to increase approximately 10% compared to 2013.” Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, Kenton County Airport Board Chairman added, “Customer service is a top priority for CVG. This year, CVG has an enhanced website cvgairport.com, increased parking options and improved retail and food offerings.
Gift wrapping will be available by volunteers from Honor Flight Tri-State on December 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Concourse B Food Court. Honor Flight Tri-State would welcome all donations to support sending veterans to their memorials in Washington, DC.
In addition, a violinist from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music will be at CVG on December 18 at 10:00 a.m. Through a partnership with ArtsWave, Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) will carol throughout the terminal starting at 2:00 p.m. Mamluft & Company Dance will entertain passengers at 3:00 p.m. A brass quintet will be perform on December 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Have some last minute shopping? CVG has you covered offering a number of options for a great gift including Graeter’s Ice Cream and candies, Natalie’s Candy Jar, Brooks Brothers, Forever Heather, InMotion Entertainment and Creative Kidstuff. You can also pick up a gift card from most of our retailers.
Preparing For Your Trip
Book your trip as early as possible and take advantage of great holiday fares. You can always find fare deals on our web-site at www.cvgairport.com.
Passengers can also take advantage of our multiple parking amenities which include: valet parking, reserved premium parking and golf cart shuttles in the garage. You can also reserve your parking spot in the garage through our online booking system cvgreservedparking.com. Visit cvgairport.com/save for a $6/day parking special in CVG's Long-Term Lot. CVG gets you from our long-term parking lot to the terminal in four minutes or less.
Before Leaving Home
To save time checking-in at the airport, print your boarding pass, select your seat and check your bag on-line from the comfort of your home. You can also check the status of your flight, weather and security times for TSA Pre-Check and general screening at www.cvgairport.com.
Familiarize yourself with passenger and baggage security procedures at www.tsa.gov. Ensure that liquids transported through security are compliant with TSA standards.
Follow CVG on Twitter: @CVGairport. During the holiday season, CVG will continue to post travel tips, weather information and promotions to assist travelers.
At the Airport
During the busier holiday travel season it is recommended that passengers arrive early to have adequate time to check baggage and move through security.
Look for our Public Safety Assistants wearing the yellow jackets/vests located from curbside to security ready to answer your questions and help get you to your gate faster.
Traveling in a wheelchair, with a service animal, or with children in strollers, follow the signs for the marked assisted security lane for quicker access.
Our volunteer Airport Ambassadors will be out in the Terminal and Concourses to answer questions and help with any questions for our passengers traveling for the holidays. Look for the Airport Ambassadors at the Information Booths located in Concourses A and B plus Baggage Claim.
CVG offers over 20 unique and diverse eating options including The Club at CVG which is a shared use lounge located in Concourse A.
Free Wi-Fi is available including plenty of outlets to recharge all your electronics before the flight.
For protection against lost luggage, label your bags inside and out with your contact information. Be sure to include the address and phone number of your destination.
Weapons may not be carried aboard the aircraft. This includes replicas, toy weapons and anything that can be mistaken for a weapon. Check www.tsa.gov for a list of approved checked items.
Be prepared to remove blazers, coats and bulky sweaters and activate any electronic or battery-powered equipment as part of the security inspection. This includes laptops, music players, games and phones.
Do not wrap gifts that you plan to carry onboard. If a security officer needs to inspect a package they may have to unwrap your gift.