(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport officials are trying to lure a low-fare airline.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports JetBlue Airways is being wooed by the airport in an effort to replace flights lost in Delta Airlines' downsizing.
“JetBlue is our best opportunity at this time,” Kenton County Airport Board vice president Larry Savage told the board Monday.
JetBlue serves 70 destinations, but has no operations at any of the five airports near CVG. The closest airport for JetBlue flights is Chicago O’Hare.
The Enquirer reported that the airport has been in contact with several low cost carriers, but Monday’s news was the first time an airline had actually been named.
Today, Delta Air Lines has almost 500 fewer departing flights from CVG than seven years ago. Not helping the airport's vitality was when Delta shut down Erlanger-based regional carrier Comair in September.