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More Flights, Destinations Increase CVG Thanksgiving Travel

Passengers wait at one of the baggage carousels where there is new carpet and lighting.
Ann Thompson
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Passengers wait at one of the baggage carousels where there is new carpet and lighting.

Thanksgiving travel at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport is up 14 percent this year because of more flights, destinations and bigger planes.

More than 150,000 passengers are expected this week, with the peak travel time on Wednesday.

Diane Tvert beat the busiest time at CVG. Her husband, daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons arrived Monday from Arizona. "We flew Frontier. So Monday or Thursday for the direct flight. So Monday it is."

Diane Tvert flew from Arizona in an off-peak time with six other family members.
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Diane Tvert flew from Arizona in an off-peak time with six other family members.

Airport Spokeswoman Mindy Kershner offers these tips to avoid holiday travel stress:


You'll notice the baggage claim is getting afacelift

Construction Project Manager Damian Weller shows off new paint, energy-efficient lighting and wall treatments. He points out blue arches up above. "Actually it's the Roebling Bridge. The bridge is a component. The wood that we're going to put on the walls is more of a Kentucky bourbon type theme."

Airport Spokeswoman Mindy Kershner and Construction Project Manager Damian Waller stand in front of a baggage claim area that is still under construction.
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Airport Spokeswoman Mindy Kershner and Construction Project Manager Damian Waller stand in front of a baggage claim area that is still under construction.

Outside the baggage claim, Weller says workers have installed better lighting and signage at the curb. The Ground Transportation Center is also under construction.

The $6 million dollar facelift is expected to be finished early next year.

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More Flights, Destinations Increase CVG Thanksgiving Travel

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.