Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

When it opened in 1925, CLE was the first municipal airport in the country. Initially, the airport served as a stop for U.S. Air Mail planes making coast-to-coast flights. It quickly grew to become a major destination for personal and commercial aircraft. CLE also led the nation in implementing new airport technology. This includes the world’s first radio-equipped air traffic control tower and the nation’s first airfield lighting system. In the 30s and 40s, the airport was a draw to anyone who was anyone in aviation, with both Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh making routine visits. Also, from 1929 until 1949, CLE was the location for the National Air Races. 

Today, CLE is Ohio’s busiest airport, serving more than 9 million passengers annually. It’s positioned within 500 miles of 43 percent of the U.S. population. And for Northeast Ohio travelers, the airport is close—just 12 miles away from downtown Cleveland. Travelers also have the option to take the rail to CLE, a connection that, when added in 1968, was another first in the country. 

CLE’s modern-day innovations focus on customer service. The new AIRMALL, FlightView Screens and communications using social media are making the airport first once again, but this time with travelers.

Passenger Volume

 

  MONTH YEAR-TO-DATE PERCENT CHANGE
  July 2018 June 2018 July 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2017 Jul-18/ June-18 July-18/ July-17 YTD 2018/ YTD 2017
ENPLANED PASSENGERS
Total Domestic 445,302 439,517 437,439 2,723,812 2,547,989 1.32% 1.80% 6.90%
Total International 13,489 15,756 8,523 72,829 59,751 -14.39% 58.27% 21.89%
ENPLANED TOTAL 458,791 455,273 445,962 2,796,641 2,607,740 0.77% 2.88% 7.24%
DEPLANED PASSENGERS
Total Domestic 445,273 440,329 436,382 2,723,878 2,562,558 1.12% 2.04% 6.30%
Total International 16,358 14,667 10,054 71,592 60,629 11.53% 62.70% 18.08%
DEPLANED TOTAL 461,631 454,996 446,436 2,795,470 2,623,187 1.46% 3.40% 6.57%
TOTAL PASSENGERS
Total Domestic 890,575 879,846 873,821 5,447,690 5,110,547 1.22% 1.92% 6.60%
Total International 29,847 30,423 18,577 144,421 120,380 -1.89% 60.67% 19.97%
AIRPORT TOTAL 920,422 910,269 892,398 5,592,111 5,230,927 1.12% 3.14% 6.90%

 

Passenger Volume Month over Month

 

Historic Passenger Volume

  • 2017 9,140,445
  • 2016 8,422,676
  • 2015 8,100,073
  • 2014 7,609,404
  • 2013 9,072,126
  • 2012 9,004,983
  • 2011 9,176,824
  • 2010 9,492,455
  • 2009 9,715,604
  • 2008 11,106,196
  • 2007 11,459,390
  • 2006 11,321,050
  • 2005 11,463,391
  • 2004 11,264,937
  • 2003 10,555,387
  • 2002 10,795,270
  • 2001 11,864,411
  • 2000 13,288,059
  • 1999 13,020,285

 

 

 

  MONTH YEAR-TO-DATE PERCENT CHANGE
  July 2018 June 2018 July 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2017 Jul/ Jun-18 Jul-18/ Jul-17 YTD 2018/ YTD 2017
ENPLANED TOTAL CARGO
Pounds 6,158,989 6,961,270 6,132,833 46,591,645 45,272,136 -11.52% 0.43% 2.91%
U.S. Tons 3,079 3,481 3,066 23,296 22,636      
Metric Tonnes 2,793 3,157 2,781 21,129 20,531      
DEPLANED TOTAL CARGO
Pounds 6,942,714 7,391,914 6,431,779 50,183,447 47,750,854 -6.08% 7.94% 5.09%
U.S. Tons 3,471 3,696 3,216 25,092 23,875      
Metric Tonnes 3,149 3,352 2,917 22,758 21,655      
TOTAL CARGO
Pounds 13,101,703 14,353,184 12,564,612 96,775,092 93,022,990 -8.72% 4.27% 4.03%
US Tons 6,551 7,177 6,282 48,388 46,511      
Metric Tonnes 5,942 6,509 5,698 43,888 42,186      
AIRCRAFT LANDINGS
Airport Total 4,868 4,797 4,802 31,893 30,698 1.48% 1.37% 3.89%
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT(000)
Airport Total 507,654 497,852 508,457 3,272,194 3,142,860 1.97% -0.16% 4.12%

 

Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan

Cleveland Hopkins  International Airport (CLE) has instituted an Airport Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.  This act requires that passengers be permitted to deplane an aircraft that has been delayed on the tarmac for a period not to exceed three hours.  

In the event that an aircraft nears the  three hour  time limit, the airlines are required by law to deplane all passengers into the  Terminal,  and provide access to restrooms,  food  and water. Each airline is required to have an airline contingency plan on file with the Department of Transportation. The CLE Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is designed to coordinate the provision of logistical support to the airlines.  Pursuant to this plan, CLE will provide a list of airlines, ground handlers, fixed base operators and others who may have the necessary equipment and personnel to safely deplane passengers to the airlines. CLE will request that common use tenant air carriers make gates available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate. An alternative solution will be to hard stand the aircraft and transport passengers via bus to the terminal. CLE will provide transportation from the aircraft parking location to the terminal through contract ground transportation providers. 

A copy of the entire airport contingency plan is available here.