January 2017

Agreement between CVG and Amazon


May 2017

Working in partnership with DHL’s existing operations and facilities

  • Amazon operating 18 aircraft based out of CVG for total of 36 daily flights
  • Project team initiated permitting and regulatory processes


Spring 2019

Site preparation activity and groundbreaking of South development Phase 1

South development, approximately 650 acres

North development option, approximately 475 acres as lease option


Support of the Amazon Project and CVG from many sides:



Anticipated Phase I project completion/South development


In Process

  • Clearing and preparation of land for Phase 1/South development
  • Ongoing infrastructure support from CVG and other entities, leading up to 2021 facility opening and beyond, including but not limited to utility and roadway improvements.


Regional Community Impact

  • 2000+ job creation
  • $1.5 billion project investment


Candace speaking at Amazon Groudbreaking 500 pix w

CVG - pix and flowers 500 pix wide

CVG-20 - Amazon folks - 500 pix w

Pix of crowd - 500 pix w

Both Planes with Cones cropped 480 pix w
Group Shot - 2000 pix wide

From L to R:

  • Kirk Shaffer, Associate Administrator for Airports, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Sarah Rhoads, Director, Amazon Air
  • Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon
  • Candace McGraw, CEO, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
  • Dave Bozeman, Vice President, Amazon Transportation Services
  • Thomas Massie, United States Congressman (KY-04)