It’s been a noteworthy few weeks at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
In October, CVG announced low-cost carrier Breeze Airways will begin nonstop service early next year to Charleston, South Carolina and San Francisco.
But the biggest news came last week, when an effort years in the making became a reality: In June, British Airways will join the lineup at CVG, making it the only airport in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to offer non-stop service to London. You can book your flights now, in fact.
In this week’s episode of The Enquirer’s “That’s So Cincinnati” podcast, airport CEO Candace McGraw talks about how CVG landed (pun intended) the British Airways deal in an extremely competitive travel region. She also explained why Amazon’s “megahub” at CVG combined with DHL’s cargo facility is one of the most unsung economic drivers in the region.
McGraw also talked about:
- Plans to refresh the CVG’s concourses. Not a full-blown makeover, but a “nip and tuck.”
- The number one complaint CVG customers list on surveys, and how the airport is responding.
McGraw said the Thanksgiving holiday will generate some of the biggest air travel days since the pandemic, with the Sunday after turkey day projected to see a near-record number of passengers at CVG.
What are McGraw’s tips for navigating the crowds? First, get there early. Second:
“In addition to whatever else you’re packing, please, everybody should pack your patience,” she said.
For more travel tips, visit CVG’s website at CVGairport.com.
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