Cincinnati airport adding nonstop flight with Alaska Airlines

Several road construction projects around the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport could confuse even the most experienced frequent flyers.

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Several road construction projects around the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport could confuse even the most experienced frequent flyers.

Travelers in the Miami Valley will have a chance to fly nonstop from Cincinnati to Seattle starting in August.

Alaska Airlines announced daily nonstop service between the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Friday morning.

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The new flight will start Aug. 18 and will depart from Cincinnati at 5:50 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 8 p.m.

The return flight will leave Seattle at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Cincinnati at 4:50 p.m.

"The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community is excited to welcome Alaska Airlines and its strong West Coast presence to CVG," said Candace McGraw, CEO of CVG. "The new nonstop service from CVG to Seattle offers excellent schedule times and will enhance travel options for both business and leisure travelers in the tri-state region going to the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and Alaska."

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The flight makes Cincinnati Alaska Airline’s 93rd nonstop location served by the airline’s Seattle hub.

"For years we've heard from flyers and our corporate clients that they'd like Seattle's hometown carrier to connect Cincinnati with the Puget Sound region," said Brett Catlin, Alaska Airlines managing director of capacity planning and alliances. "We couldn't be more excited to roll out our newest Midwest destination adding the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region to the Alaska Airlines network while furthering our commitment to Seattle."

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