Three years ago, aviation analyst Michael Boyd said Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport would not get two things: Southwest Airlines and direct service to more cities overseas.

In June, Southwest will begin service from CVG. And Boyd said new data indicates Cincinnati is likely to get a direct flight from London, likely from British Airways, within the next 36 months.

“We’ve looked at a number of communities, and Cincinnati is about one of six that should be pretty close to the…