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Delta continues expansion to most popular destinations from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Delta Air Lines Boeing 717-2BD N968AT (msn 55029) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 936113.

Delta Air Lines is expanding travel options for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky customers with new service to Austin and Phoenix in 2018.  With these additions Delta will serve all Top 20 domestic markets and 36 destinations in total, including Delta’s popular nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

During the past two years, Delta has increased capacity by 12 percent via new markets, added frequencies and introduced product improvements. With 82 peak-day departures, Delta offers a First Class cabin on 78 percent of all Cincinnati flights.  Additionally, mainline departures have increased more than 30 percent while departures on single-class 50-seat regional jets have declined by more than 25 percent.

New Service to Austin and Phoenix

Beginning May 1, daily (except Sat.) service to and from Austin will operate as follows:

Departs Arrives Aircraft
CVG at 9:50 a.m. AUS at 11:25 a.m. CRJ-700
AUS at 11:55 a.m. CVG at 3:25 p.m. CRJ-700

Beginning Nov. 4, daily service to and from Phoenix will operate as follows:

Departs Arrives Aircraft
CVG at 7:30 a.m. PHX at 9:30 a.m. Boeing 737-800
PHX 5 p.m. CVG at 11:05 p.m. Boeing 737-800

Year-round Seattle/Tacoma service and more Baltimore/Washington frequency

Summer seasonal Seattle/Tacoma nonstop service will move to year-round effective March 2 based on strong demand from both business and leisure customers.  In addition, a third frequency will be added to Baltimore/Washington (BWI) beginning May 7 to provide more convenient schedule options for business customers.

Additional service to existing markets

Delta is upgrading capacity in 15 markets with the following highlights:

  • In December, Delta upgraded Denver service from Boeing 717s to larger MD-90 aircraft, responding to customer demand and providing over 40 percent more seats.
  • Beginning May 1, service to Ft. Myers, Fla. will be upgraded to 110-seat Boeing 717 aircraft, up from 76-seat regional jets.
  • Select flights to Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Raleigh-Durham and Las Vegas will see added seat capacity.
  • This August, service to Tampa will retain Boeing 717 equipment instead of a seasonal downguage to a 76-seat regional jet.
  • Starting this April Delta will improve its Saturday schedule in Chicago O’Hare, and then expand Saturday flying in Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Washington Reagan National, Raleigh Durham and select Florida markets in June.

These enhancements further augment moves Delta made in Cincinnati in 2017, including more flying to the top business markets and more First Class seating. Delta will operate 82 peak-day departures to 36 total destinations, including Phoenix, by November 2018 including the popular nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, operated in conjunction with joint venture partner Air France-KLM. Cancun and Toronto service round out Delta’s international offerings from CVG.

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American to add three routes from New York LaGuardia, returns to normal operations after computer problems

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) on January 5, 2016 is adding daily American Eagle Embraer 175 regional jet service from New York (LaGuardia) to Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The carrier is also resuming service from LGA to Minneapolis/St. Paul on the same date per Airline Route.

In other news, AA is inserting the new Airbus A321-200 on the Miami – Guayaquil route starting on June 2, 2016.

Finally American today is returning to normal operations after “computer issues” delayed departures at three hubs yesterday. The airline issued this statement on Twitter:

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We’ve resolved connectivity issues that caused challenges at DFW, ORD and MIA. We’re sorry and will have you on your way soon.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Republic Airlines’ (2nd) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N405YX (msn 17000368) approaches the runway at Dulles International Airport.

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DHL announces a major expansion at its Cincinnati cargo hub

DHL Express (Plantation, Florida) has made this announcement about its expanding CVG cargo hub:

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DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, announced today it is investing $108 million to expand its Americas hub facility at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky airport (CVG) to meet the demands of continued growth in international e-commerce and global trade. The expansion will provide more gates to accommodate additional aircraft, warehouse space and new equipment to provide more capacity for sorting shipments as well as unloading and reloading planes.

The CVG hub, one of three DHL global hubs, connects the United States to the DHL global network spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. Processing approximately 46 million international shipments annually, the CVG hub handles shipments bound for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America. It also connects nearly 100 service centers nearly 100 service centers, gateways in Los Angeles and New York, and a hub in Miami to more than 220 countries and territories around the world. DHL’s two other global hubs are in Leipzig, Germany and Hong Kong.

DHL has applied to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for several tax incentives as part of this project. Today DHL received approval from the development authority for a sales and use tax credit on construction costs, building fixtures, electronic processing equipment as well as equipment used in research and development. The state of Kentucky provides the tax incentives to encourage companies to invest and expand their operations in the state.

With this new investment, DHL will have invested $280 million in the CVG hub since establishing its U.S. international operations center at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport in 2009. Staffing has also grown, from 1,600 in late 2009 to approximately 2,000 currently.

DHL has invested significantly in its global express network in recent years, in order to reinforce its leading position in international time definite delivery. In the last 18 months, the company has announced major investments, including $200 million to double its European hub in Leipzig, $85 million in a new South East Asia Hub in Singapore, and $177 million expansion program in the Middle East and North Africa. DHL is also modernizing its air fleet, introducing more efficient freighter aircraft with increased capacity to bolster connectivity for its global customer base.

The various expansion and equipment projects covered by this latest investment in the Cincinnati hub should be completed in late 2016.

All images by DHL.

Photo by PL Rogers

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Frontier dedicates Orville, the Red Cardinal, to the State of Ohio

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver), as previously reported, has painted its second aircraft in the new livery. The pictured Airbus A320-214 N228FR (msn 5526), named Orville, the red Cardinal, is also dedicated to the Buckeye State of Ohio where it has been expanding at Cleveland and Cincinnati. N228FR is also dedicated to aviation explorer Orville Wright. The cardinal is also the state bird of Ohio. The airline has now issued this new Orville and Wilbur Wright video and photo.

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Above Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N228FR arrives at Washington’s Reagan National Airport (click on the photo for the full size view).

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Photo Below: Frontier Airlines. The two actors portraying Orville (1871 – 1948) and Wilbur (1867 – 1912) Wright.

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Video: Frontier Airlines. We’d like to introduce the newest animal to our fleet, dedicated to the state of Ohio, Orville the Red Cardinal! Check out our video to meet Orville:

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Delta to further downsize Cincinnati

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) continues to trim routes, frequencies and downsize aircraft for its routes radiating from its dwindling Cincinnati hub. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, the airline is trimming frequencies of its routes to Baltimore/Washington, Charlotte, Chicago (O’Hare), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. The carrier is also ending all service between Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Madison, WI.

Read the full story from USA Today: CLICK HERE

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Branson AirExpress expands its route map in cooperation with Orange Air

Orange Air DC-9-82 N918AV (white)(Grd) SFB (Orange Air)(LRW)

Branson AirExpress (Branson, Missouri) has announced on social media it is expanding its relationship with Orange Air (Sanford) and their McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) aircraft (above). The company is introducing four new routes on May 1, flown by Orange Air (all operated three days a week): Branson-Cincinnati, Branson-New Orleans, New Orleans-Cancun and Sanford (near Orlando)-Cancun.

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The DC-9-83 will operate in this sequence and then return: Sanford-Cancun-New Orleans-Branson-Cincinatti.

Above Photo: Orange Air.

Route Map:

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Frontier Airlines to add two more routes from Cincinnati

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) has announced two additional routes from its expanding operations at Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The carrier will add new routes to Atlanta and Fort Myers starting on April 30.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N219FR (msn 1860) with Jack, the Hare, on the tail, taxies to the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Allegiant Air arrives in New Orleans from Cincinnati

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) yesterday (February 4) celebrated the start of seasonal, low-cost service to New Orleans from Cincinnati (CVG). Local travelers can now laissez les bon temps rouler in the Big Easy just in time for Mardi Gras.

New Orleans is the first of two new cities Allegiant will be launching from CVG in February, with flights to Jacksonville, Florida beginning on February 12. Both cities were previously served nonstop from CVG by other carriers and were recently discontinued. Cincinnati is the first city to be connected with Allegiant’s newest destination and will offer travelers their first low-cost option for flights to New Orleans.

The seasonal flights will operate twice weekly from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) through May 4, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 N302NV (msn 2387) completes its final approach to the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Allegiant finds an underserved niche at Cincinnati, increases flights to Florida

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) is finding a new underserved niche at Cincinnati. The carrier has announced further expansion from CVG with increased flights to Florida. Beginning in May 2015, existing services to Sanford (near Orlando) and Punta Gorda (Southwest Florida) will be doubled. The additions will replace recent reductions made by other carriers to these two markets, providing local travelers continued convenient flight options for Florida vacation travel.

Allegiant began service to Cincinnati in February 2014 with four weekly flights. By summer of 2015, Allegiant will offer 34 weekly departures during peak travel periods, including recently announced flights to Jacksonville, Florida and seasonal service to Myrtle Beach. The airline just launched flights from CVG to Las Vegas.

Starting in May 2015, Allegiant will increase its service from Cincinnati -Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Sanford to nine times weekly via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Flights to Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) will increase to eight times weekly.

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N420NV (msn 49424) holds short of the runway at Las Vegas.

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