An interesting article has just appeared on Cincinnati.com‘s website entitled Why CVG lost half of all flight.
As the title suggests, it covers the steady plummet of flights ans passenger numbers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport since 2003. In the 10 years prior, the airport enjoyed massive success in what, some would say, was an unlikely place ringed by other successful airports.
The success was all down to Delta and their feeder Comair, who introduced the Regional Jet. Between them they kept out low-cost carriers by lowering fares, and then raising them (once the threat was gone) to some of the highest in the country.
Today it is a shadow of its former self. Have a read of the article here: