Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Passenger Numbers Continue Upward Trend

April 19, 2018

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) saw a 9.9% increase in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of 2017. Passenger numbers at the airport continue to increase year-over-year.

“The growth in passengers flying to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a testament to the airport’s focus on growing air service and the quality of the traveling public’s experience,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “It is also evidence of our region’s increasing reputation as a key destination for regional, national and international travel.”

In the first quarter of 2018 CLE welcomed more than 2.1 million guests. This was an increase over the 1.9 million guests during the same period in 2017. Of the 2.1 million passengers, 97 percent were origin and destination passengers, meaning they started or ended their trip in Northeast Ohio.

“After months of substantial increases in passenger numbers, it is clear that our airline partners still see the potential for additional investment in Cleveland,” said Airport Director Robert Kennedy. “We will continue to work hard to earn the honor to serve the residents of Northeast Ohio and beyond.”

CLE expects guest activity to continue to grow with the new transatlantic service from WOW air and Icelandair which starts in May 2018. In addition, Frontier and Delta air lines have already announced new service offerings to and from CLE.

 

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