Traffic increases at Cincinnati airport

Covington: The number of local passengers using Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has risen for six straight months, CVG officials said Thursday, calling it a key measure of growing strength.

The airport cited year-over-year increases in cargo traffic and concession and parking revenues as well, the Kentucky Enquirer reported.

“We have invested in serving the local traveling public, and those investments are paying off,” said Candace McGraw, CVG’s chief executive officer.

CVG officials said Thursday that the number of local passengers using the airport in August was up 5 percent over the same month last year. The August number marked the sixth straight month of year-over-year increases, CVG said.

Overall, CVG reported that 1.46 million passengers had flights that originated at the airport so far this year. Accounting for passengers who left from the airport on connecting flights, the total number of passengers who flew out of CVG was down 6.8 percent through the first eight months.