Delta – the dominant airline at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) – is raising its profile even further, with additional service on existing routes and more flights with available regional first class seating.

The carrier announced this week that additional daily flights are being added from Cincinnati to Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Orlando, and Toronto, increasing the airline’s total flights out of its midwestern hub by 6 per cent. Service was added to 13 of Delta’s 35 non-stop destinations from Cincinnati, according to the airline.

“These enhancements reflect the solid demand from both business and leisure travellers,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s vice president of network for the Americas.

Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, added: “Delta’s local CVG passenger volume has grown for 15 consecutive months, and these changes will certainly help continue that trend while benefiting business and leisure customers in our region.”

The moves by Delta come ahead of Southwest Airlines’ recently announced entry into Cincinnati, scheduled for June.

Delta also made adjustments to its schedules in Charlotte, Hartford, Newark, and Philadelphia, adding more morning departures and evening returns — especially convenient for business travellers making day trips.