Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (IATA: CVG, ICAO: KCVG) is located in Hebron, unincorporated Boone County, Kentucky, United States and serves the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. The first airplane landed at the airport January 10, 1947. Despite being located in Boone County, the airport operations are governed by the neighboring Kenton County Airport Board. The airport's code, CVG, comes from the nearest major city at the time of its opening, Covington, Kentucky, although the airport authority likes to say it stands for "Cincinnati Very Good."
The airport's terminal and remote-concourse configuration, combined with simultaneous triple landing/takeoff capabilities, makes CVG a particularly efficient airport for flight operations. CVG is the second largest hub of Delta Air Lines and is the central hub of Delta's wholly-owned subsidiary airline, Comair, which provides regional jet service under the Delta Connection banner. As such, the airport serves an important role in Delta's midwest hub-and-spoke system. After Delta's bankruptcy was announced back in 2005, flight cutbacks were announced that directly affected CVG. The numbers and sizes of flights to many cities have been reduced in the late-hour flights to better match local demand, though several services were ended altogether. After the reduction, CVG offers 400+ flights per day to 120 nonstop destinations.
The airport has three terminals. Terminal One closed down back on January 16, 2007. It is currently being used by the airport for Administrative offices. Until recently it was served only by US Airways Express. American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways all operate in Terminal 2. Terminal 3, built specifically for and by Delta, has 3 remote concourses connected by an underground tram and bus system. Terminal three is served by Delta, its regional affiliates, and SkyTeam partners Continental Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. Terminal 3 is the only one with US customs offices, and is therefore used by USA3000 Airlines, and until recently, TransMeridian Airlines.