Ultimate Air Shuttle announced its second
destination out of CVG.
The public charter will soon fly to Chicago-Midway. CVG
does fly to Chicago, but only to O'hare.
CVG says they're still working out the
specifics on flight schedules and pricing. A few months ago, Ultimate Air
announced flights to New York City.
CVG is not only adding flight destinations,
but new airlines as well. In the past, many have described CVG's prices as too
expensive to fly, but recent announcements including today's are making it hard
for travelers to not consider this airport.
Just this year, Frontier announced flights to
Denver and Trenton. Allegiant Air is on its way to Orlando and Fort Meyers. Now
Ultimate Air Shuttle is flying to the Big Apple and the Windy City.
"We had to diversify. Frontier was the
first low cost carrier that we've had in 15 years," says Melissa Wideman with CVG. "Allegiant is the first low
cost carrier to Florida since, I think, 1998. Our market was hungry for some low
cost carriers and we kind of took a step back, created a plan, and the plan is
going into motion now."
Perl Sodhi is a local traveler and she says
she realizes the cost to fly has been on the expensive side as of late, but
she's still willing to fork up the money to fly.
"It's the closest, I guess it's just the
convenience over money I guess," says Sodhi. "At times you just have to get a flight out and
CVG is just the closest one."
But Sodhi adds these new, low cost options
will definitely help some of her clients at work. "We have a lot of consultants who
actually go for cheaper flights and they'll fly out of Cincinnati versus Dayton
if it's cheaper."
Melissa Wideman with CVG says their current
carriers are also seeing a spike in numbers. She says the amount of people
flying out of CVG has increased for seven straight months.
"It's not just our new carriers that are
here that have great and exciting news Our other standard bearers have also had
recent success," says Wideman.
So what's next? There's been talk of Jet Blue
coming to the Queen City and there's even a Facebook page calling for the move.
But airport officials weren't about to fill us in on any progress quite yet.
"You know we're talking to
everybody," says Wideman.
says it's unclear what the next destination or even airline is for CVG, but she
fully expects to see more announcements soon, like we've had throughout the
officials say they're still details to work out, but they plan to have Ultimate
Air flights to Chicago beginning in January.
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