Thursday, January 24 2013 1:23 PM EST2013-01-24 18:23:37 GMT
The Greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport that the 2nd-highest fares during the third quarter of 2012, according to data released Thursday by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.TheFull Story >
The Greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport that the 2nd-highest fares during the third quarter of 2012, according to data released Thursday by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 1:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:25:37 GMT
Several Cincinnati car dealerships are giving away $50 gift cards to active and retired military and veterans starting on Monday though June 2. In partnership with a non-profit military charity calledFull Story >
Active and retired military can stop by the following Performance Group locations now through Sunday, June 2 to receive a free $50 gift card.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span into a river below as the driver watched the structure...Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British...Full Story >
A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Full Story >
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.Full Story >
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19) -
Although she wouldn't talk to FOX19 for our investigation a couple of weeks ago into CVG's plummeting passenger numbers, airport CEO Candace McGraw appeared on-stage Tuesday at Northern Kentucky University.
McGraw began by addressing what she calls "misconceptions" about CVG. While acknowledging her airport has some of the highest fares in the nation, she argued that CVG's website offers good deals on tickets.
"But one of the misconceptions out there is that airfares are high because the airport's costs must be high," McGraw told the crowd. "I have to say, we have one of the most reasonable cost structures in the airport community."
Airport analysts FOX19 interviewed for our original story never raised that as a cause of CVG's high airfares for passengers. They tell us it's a legacy of the "fortress hub" that Delta built at CVG and the airline's penchant for dramatically lowering fares to drive-out low-cost airlines when they arrive at CVG to set-up shop.
McGraw stunned the moderator and some in the crowd tonight when she revealed that 70% of CVG's passengers are business travelers. However, she said she's working to add more vacation travelers, pointing out there was a 120% increase in chartered jets for vacation destinations last year. These chartered jets are used by companies offering vacation packages to middle class folks in the Tri-State, not the kind of chartered jet business moguls fly in.
"What we were is not what we're going to be in the future," McGraw said, after the audience was asked what CVG's top priority should be. "So I actually agree with the responses about our primary mission is to reposition ourselves. I think that's part of trying to grow our existing carriers and attracting low-cost carriers."
As FOX19 revealed in our initial report, the airport board has told McGraw her top task is improving air service, according to the performance evaluation we obtained.
She was successful this year in convincing Frontier Airlines, known for its cheap fares and excellent service, to try-out the Cincinnati market with one flight per day, six days a week between here and Denver. Airline analysts tell FOX19 they'll be watching to see Delta's reaction after Frontier begins flying out of CVG on May 17. If Delta dramatically drops its fares on this and other routes where it will compete with Frontier, it could be a sign Delta is trying to force yet another low-cost carrier out of CVG.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >