FAA and DOT play a crucial role at CVG


The FAA approves permits and plans for all airports, including the Amazon project.  CVG truly appreciates the partnership with the US Department of Transportation and Secretary Elaine Chao and FAA leadership, including Kirk Shaffer with the FAA Office of Airports, who was present at the groundbreaking.  

“In 2018 US certificated air carriers hauled 42.8 billion revenue ton miles of cargo, a 9.1% increase in just one year.  This year, 2019, we estimate that increase will be another 5.8% and for the next 20 years on average there should about be a 3.3% increase each and every year.  The system is growing and the economy is growing,”  detailed Kirk Shaffer, FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, as he addressed the crowd at the Amazon Air Hub groundbreaking event on May 14, 2019.

Kirk Shaffer - FAA

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Amazon Groundbreaking - L to R - Thomas Massie, Sarah Rhoads, Candace McGraw, Kirk Shaffer

Ramp A Improvement (1)

The DOT and the FAA provided grant funding for airport infrastructure reinvestment for both passenger and cargo needs at CVG.  The Concourse A Ramp Rehabilitation project is an example of this FAA support.

Ramp A Improvement (3)


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CVG is the 8th largest cargo airport in North America and climbing. Cargo has grown nearly 54% in the last three years at CVG.  CVG's passenger size has grown with 178 daily peak day departures and 54 non-stop destinations.  



Amazon Air Hub at CVG

Support of the Amazon Project and CVG from many sides:

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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)