A few weeks back, the Enquirer ran a story that detailed the mutual interest between low cost Airliner, Allegiant Air and the Cincinnati area. Obviously with the news today that Allegiant will be offering air service starting in February, that interest was verified.
It's no question, however, that Allegiant preferred Lunken Airfield to CVG, based on their modus operandi of operating at smaller airfields to keep costs down.
The Enquirer article references adjoining cities to Lunken, specifically Mount Lookout, and the negative impact a commercial airliner at Lunken would have in regard to noise pollution over the airspace in those cities. From the article:
"Meanwhile, citizens living near the airport took to social media last weekend to protest the possible return of commercial service to Lunken, creating the Facebook page Citizens for Oversight of Lunken Airport. The Mount Lookout Community Council is organizing a meeting with residents from other communities near Lunken to discuss a plan to stop Allegiant Air from launching there.
Residents from East Side neighborhoods have successfully fought since the late 1990s to keep commercial service out of Lunken. They have feared increased noise would hurt property values and that, if one commercial airline launched operations, others could follow."
|CVG to Orlando||637*||5:45 p.m.||7:50 p.m.|
|Orlando to CVG||636*||3:00 p.m.||5:05 p.m.|
|CVG to Punta Gorda||949*||2:31 p.m.||4:39 p.m.|
|Punta Gorda to CVG||948*||11:30 a.m.||1:51 p.m.|