Erlanger, Ky. (November 21, 2022) – It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday travel season. The
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is expecting the most travelers since the
start of the pandemic, with passenger volumes at 95% of 2019 levels throughout the Thanksgiving
The busiest days are expected to be November 21 and 27. The busiest times for departures are
between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. The busiest times for arrivals are between 8:00 and 11:00 p.m.
Those flying out of the tri-state area are heading to major U.S. cities including Denver, Boston,
Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando as the most popular destinations.
Here are a few holiday travel tips:
• The travel rule of thumb to arrive at least two hours early before your scheduled departure
time is especially important this time of the year. Arriving three hours in advance is
recommended for flights outside of the US.
• Download your airline app days before your trip to get real-time notifications on flight status.
You will be able to check your flight status as well as check-in and download your boarding
pass.• Check your departure airport website for parking, concession, and security wait time
information.• Family and friends waiting to pick up travelers should wait in the cell phone lot until the
passenger is ready for pick up on the Arrivals level.
CVG remains the regional leader in offering the most nonstop destinations and the lowest airfares. To
review nonstop flights offered at CVG, please check here.