Saturday, August 30 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:21:46 GMT
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs. According to IAAF Local 336,Full Story >
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:21 GMT
Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.Full Story >
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:24 GMT
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.Full Story >
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...Full Story >
CVG officials have confirmed that airport board member Larry Savage announced talks with low-cost carrier JetBlue during a board meeting Monday.
Airport officials are not commenting on the matter directly as a matter of policy.
"Certainly they're talking, it's at what stage of the conversation they're at is the question that begs to be answered here," aviation expert Jay Ratliff said Tuesday.
In response to a tweet to JetBlue CEO Dave Barger, the company responded, "We're always looking at new routes, but no CVG plans right now."
On its website the company outlines how they pick new cities in its Blue Tales blog.
An excerpt from the blog states:
"Once we've decided that we'd like to fly to a new destination, we generally keep our new service plans hush-hush until we have the proper approval from those involved in the process. Since there are often many players involved, it's not uncommon that the information leaks, whether the source is an excited crew member, customer, business partner, or member of the local community … Sometimes others want us to come to their city so badly that they announce we're in meetings with them before we've made a decision or announced our plans (which don't change the steps we always take when evaluating new cities, but we're flattered that we're wanted!)."
Ratliff says JetBlue is one of the few carriers that is expanding and Cincinnati could be a great new addition on their map.
"Cincinnati would be a perfect fit because there's many people from our region that travel to the northeast," he said.
Ratliff says even if JetBlue is in fact in talks with board members, it could still take months or even years before their planes land on CVG's tarmac. He also says one carrier alone with a handful of flights will not be enough on its own to get CVG back on track. Finally, when low-cost carries are eventually brought in Ratliff says it will be up to air travelers to ensure their success.
"We have to have community support if any airline that is coming in has any realistic chance of being with us long term," Ratliff said.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:01:41 GMT
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of May Street. Firefighters respondedFull Story >
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon.Full Story >