Why CVG's surge in passengers continued in 2015

Maintaining a recent trend, the number of passengers who flew from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 2015 saw a notable bump, a continuing sign of the airport’s resurgence, even as dominant Delta Air Lines continues to cut flights.

CVG reported it had achieved its largest passenger growth since 2005, although it did not provide raw numbers for the last decade.

The number of total passengers, which includes those simply passing through CVG on their way to another destination, increased by 6.6 percent from 2014, the second year in a row that has happened. The number of passengers who began their trip in Cincinnati increased by 16 percent, marking the third year in a row for that trend. The figures capped off another strong year for the airport, which also saw the amount of cargo increase by 11.3 percent, making it the ninth-largest cargo airport in the United States and the fastest growing one. During the second quarter of 2015, CVG dropped from near the top of the country’s most expensive airports list to No. 20.

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