(Hebron, Ky.) - The Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport welcomed its first low-fare airline in 15 years Friday.
Frontier Airlines’ first daily flight from Cincinnati to Denver departed at 6:15 a.m. The send off celebration included music, free breakfast for passengers, and animals from the Cincinnati Zoo reflecting Frontier’s wildlife themed airplane tails. There was even a water cannon salute.
The daily flight will depart at 6:15 a.m. and return at 11:35 p.m. daily. The single flight is expected to have a $16 million annual economic impact in the region.
Frontier senior vice president Daniel Shurz said the airline brings low fares to the West.
“Travelers in the area will enjoy our low fares to Denver and other destinations in the west aboard our comfortable A320 aircraft, featuring DIRECTV service in every seatback and six rows of stretch seating,” said Shurz.
Kenton County Airport Board Chairman James Huff said that Denver is a popular destination. Once in the Mile High City, flyers can take Frontier connection flights to 19 other cities out West.
"We welcome Frontier to CVG and are excited to offer business and leisure travelers another convenient option from CVG to Denver," said Huff.