Cincinnati Airport People Mover
TypePeople mover
LocaleCincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, Kentucky
TerminiMain Terminal
Concourse B
OpenedJune 9, 1994[1]
OwnerKenton County Airport Board
Rolling stockOtis Hovair
Line length1,549 feet (472 m)[1]
Route map

Main Terminal
A Gates
B Gates

The Cincinnati Airport People Mover or Underground Train consists of an automated people mover that serves travelers of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. It opened in 1994 to connect Terminal 3, now the Main Terminal, with Concourses A and B. The system was constructed by and was originally under the operation of Delta Air Lines.


The People Mover at CVG, which connects Terminal 3 to Concourse A and B

In September 1991, Delta Air Lines announced that a people mover system would be installed to connect their terminals as part of a major expansion undertaken in the early to mid 1990s.[2] The system was originally announced as consisting of a pair of passenger trains, consisting of three cars seating a maximum of 71 passengers apiece for a total of 213 passengers per train. Constructed and installed by Otis using its "Hovair" hovertrain technology, at the time of its construction this $16.7 million facility was only the sixth of its kind installed by Otis throughout the world.[2] The train would be inaugurated on following a dedication ceremony on June 9, 1994. In 2010, after Delta cut back on flights, the train skipped Concourse A station, and went between Terminal 3 (now the Main Terminal) and Concourse B. Since Concourse A reopened and Terminal 2 was closed in 2012, the train makes 3 stops: Main Terminal (Terminal 3), Concourse A and Concourse B round-trip.[1] Today[when?], the train handles up to 500 round trips. Trains departs every 90 seconds.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Kreimer, Peggy (June 10, 1994). "New shuttle zooms into action to connect Delta concourses". The Cincinnati Post. pp. 14A.
  2. ^ a b Rawe, Dick (1991-09-17). "Otis to build Delta underground train". The Cincinnati Post. pp. 6B.
  3. ^ Kenton County Airport Board. "Fast Facts: Going the Distance". Retrieved 2008-10-18.