Officially: The Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport.
And if you're from out of town, yes, the Cincinnati Airport is in Kentucky. It's three digit
name - CVG - is an abbreviation of Covington, the area's largest city. You can see
Cincinnati in the upper left card below.
These three are Cincinnati's Lunken Airport in the 1937 Flood
One of the reasons the Feds chose to put the new larger airport in Kentucky
was the earlier flooding of Lunken, a.k.a. Sunken Lunken, where a plane first landed in 1918.
That, and the City of Cincinnati couldn't make up their mind between Lunken, or Blue Ash, or Hamilton.
CVG officially opened on January 10, 1947. The first commercial flight landed at 9:18, an American Airlines flight from Cleveland.
These days, the airport covers over 7,000 acres in Boone
County, but the original 928 acres in the center
from a Facebook post by Nancy Audubon
|Trans World at CVG in 1957||CVG drawing from Caroline Williams, 1962|
|The Greater Cincinnati Airport|
“"Greater Cincinnati Airport, Kenton Co, Kentucky”
The news of federal funding that would make CVG a reality
came on September 30, 1942 in
|Stunt fliers, at a September,
1948 air show
|National Guard planes
at the air show.
|“Two giant airliners refuel
and prepare for flight”
|a B-29 bomber flies in
non-stop from Barber's
In Kentucky magazine ran a feature on “The Kenton Country Airport” in it's Winter, 1949 issue.
The above five pictures are all from that story. The text of the story is here.
|The worst crash ever at CVG was TWA flight 128 on November 20, 1967. Read about it at Wikipedia. It landed short, of the airport at an old Hebron race track.||
Air Tahoma Flight 185 crashes during an approach to CVG on August 13, 2004. You can read the NTSB's report here, but beware it's a huge pdf file.
|A horrible crash at CVG was on November 8, 1965, when an American Airlines Boeing 727 crashed into the hill above Constance. The NTSB pdf is here, but beware it, too, is a very large file.|
October 27, 1946
The Official site of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (it's official name) is here.
Thanks to Gary Recht for directing us to this site, which may have more information about CVG than you wanted.
There are 11 family cemeteries on the airport
grounds, all well maintained by the airport. This chart is
from a Kentucky Post article on them