Airfares Remain Lowest in Region as CVG Serves More Local Passengers Than Ever Before

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for second quarter 2019, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #74 with an average fare of $346; five percent below the national average of $364.  

Below is a summary of the CVG report:

• CVG average fare ($346) ranked #74 in Q2 2019

• Regional comparisons:

  • CVG ranked #74 – average fare $346
  • Indianapolis (IND) ranked #57 – average fare $363
  • Columbus (CMH) ranked #56 – average fare $364
  • Louisville (SDF) ranked #37 – average fare $387
  • Lexington (LEX) ranked #21 – average fare $407
  • Dayton (DAY) ranked #5 – average fare $438

CVG is serving more local passengers than ever before in its 72-year history. The airport set local passenger records in 16 of the last 17 months (through September 2019 reported), establishing a new all-time record for local passengers in June 2019 (426,246). For five years in a row, CVG has experienced local passenger growth each and every month.

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