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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International | CVG

Use the search bar above to search and buy flights to and from Cincinnati Airport. Read on to discover more about this airport, including facilities, runway information, how to get there and airlines that fly there.

About Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (IATA: CVG), is an international airport located near Hebron in Kentucky, U.S, and serving the Greater Cincinnati area.

Although the airport offers a great variety of non-stop passenger services to 63 destinations in North America and Europe, the airport is also known for its cargo services, being one of the fastest-growing cargo airports in all of North America and the 4th in North American for total cargo operations. The airlines that are hubbed here are both cargo airlines; Amazon Air and DHL Aviation.

The idea for the airport was first developed in 1942, with the airfield first opened in 1944 for use with the United States Army Air Corps using the airport. It wasn't until 1946 that the first terminal building was opened, allowing for commercial flights to operate in 1947.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Location

The airport is located south of the Ohio River, just below the Kentucky/Ohio border. It is located South West of Cincinnati, about 12.4 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Its exact location can be seen on the map below:


The airport covers a total area of 7,000 acres, with a main terminal and two concourses. Within these, there is a great selection of facilities, including many food and shopping retailers, and also facilities to improve convenience at the airport.

Facilities Include:

Art - large Art Deco murals around the airport


Interfaith chapel room

Duty-free shopping

Nursing Suites

Children's Play Area

Fitness Paths

Massage Bar

Mobile Charging points

Postal Services

Private workbooths

Resting and relaxation zones

Lounges Include:

The Club at CVG: Access with pay-per-use and available to all travellers regardless of class or airline. Includes WiFi, TV, rest zones, beverages and reading material.

Delta Sky Club: Available to passengers flying with Delta who are part of the Sky Club membership. Includes drinks, reading materials, snacks, TV and WiFi.

USO Military Lounge: Free of charge for active members of the US military and their families. Access includes complimentary food and drinks, Children's play area, WiFi, laptops and computers, TVs, toiletries and lounging chairs.

Book Lounge Passes for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for The Club CVG.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
9/27 3,658 12,000 Asphalt/Concrete
18C/36C 3,353 11,000 Asphalt/Concrete
18L/36R 3,048 10,000 Concrete
18R/36L 2,438 8,000 Concrete


The Main Terminal

This terminal is currently the only operational terminal in CVG Airport, so houses the ticketing, security, shopping areas and other facilities in the airport. There is two concourses in this airport, with Concourse A housing Air Canada, Allegiant Air, Frontier, Southwest and United. Concourse B is used for international arrivals and houses American and Delta Air Lines, as well as the US Customs and Border Protection facility.

Airlines that fly to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International

Air Canada Express Allegiant Air American Airlines
American Eagle Delta Air Lines Delta Connection
Frontier Airlines Southwest Airlines United Airlines
United Express Air Transport International

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 390,000 Delta, Frontier
2 Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois 283,000 American, Delta, United
3 Denver, Colorado 211,000 Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United
4 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 190,000 American, Delta, Frontier
5 Orlando, Florida 182,000 Delta, Frontier, Southwest
6 New York-La Guardia, New York 163,000 American, Delta, Frontier
7 Chicago-Midway, Illinois 156,000 Southwest
8 Newark, New Jersey 154,000 Allegiant, Delta, United
9 Charlotte, North Carolina 154,000 American, Delta
10 Las Vegas, Nevada 144,000 Allegiant, Delta, Frontier

How to get to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International

By Road

If you are coming from Cincinnati, you can access the airport by driving south on I-71 or I-75 and taking exit 185. From the West, follow the I-74 to the I-275 circle freeway to Exit 4. From the south, take the I-71 or I-75 followed by the I-275 to Exit 4B.

By Public Transport

The Airporter is a local bus service that offers cheap and fast transport between the airport, downtown Cincinnati and downtown Covington.

By Rental Car

There are a number of national rental car companies for you to choose from, including Alamo, Acis, Enterprise and Hertz. There is a shuttle bus which operates free transport between the airport and the car rental locations.