The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport has lost more than two-thirds of its flights since 2003. In March, Delta Air Lines announced their plan to close Concourse A in May, saving the company $20 million a year, but losing more than 800 employees.
Kentucky officials and lawmakers are planning on researching options to assist the airport, including economic and work force incentives, for the next six months. This could also help other airports across Kentucky. Results from the study are expected in December and will be done by the Economic Development Cabinet and two legislative committees. The study will also suggest the creation of an incentive program to bring new airlines to airports with unused terminal space.
The situation is stated as “bordering on urgent. This is an economic emergency for northern Kentucky and for the state,” says Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine.
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