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
  June 2020 May 2020 June 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2019 June 20 / May 20 June 20 / June19 YTD 2020 / YTD 2019
ENPLANED PASSENGERS
Total Domestic 105,524 44,668 470,118 1,061,712 2,386,880 136.24% -77.55% -55.52%
Total International 0 0 11,277 13,948 51,861 0.00% -100% -73.11%
ENPLANED TOTAL 105,524 44,668 481,395 1,075,660 2,438,741 136.24% -78.08% -55.89%
DEPLANED PASSENGERS
Total Domestic 103,508 43,891 472,775 1,081,373 2,392,010 135.83% -78.11% -54.78%
Total International 0 0 10,460 15,960 50,723 0.00% -100% -68.53%
DEPLANED TOTAL 10,508 43,891 483,235 1,097,334 2,442,733 135.83% -78.58% -55.08%
TOTAL PASSENGERS
Total Domestic 209,032 88,559 942,893 2,143,085 4,778,890 136.04% -77.83% -55.16%
Total International 0 0 21,737 29,909 102,584 0.00% -100% -70.84%
AIRPORT TOTAL 209,032 88,559 964,630 2,172,994 4,881,474 136.04% -78.33% -55.48%
ENPLANED TOTAL CARGO
Pounds 6,785,578 6,777,089 7,213,686 41,583,972 42,653,378 0.13% -5.93% -2.51%
U.S. Tons 3,393 3,389 3,607 20,792 21,327      
Metric Tonnes 3,077 3,073 3,271 18,858 19,343      
DEPLANED TOTAL CARGO
Pounds 7,540,735 7,174,668 7,521,448 42,646,408 45,476,526 5.10% 0.26% -6.22%
U.S. Tons 3,770 3,587 3,761 21,323 22,738      
Metric Tonnes 3,420 3,254 3,411 19,340 20,624      
TOTAL CARGO
Pounds 14,326,313 13,950,757 14,735,134 84,230,380 88,129,904 2.68% -2.77% -4.42%
US Tons 3,770 6,976 7,368 42,115 44,065      
Metric Tonnes 6,497 6,327 6,682 38,198 39,967      
AIRCRAFT LANDINGS
Airport Total 1,378 924 4,828 14,413 22,222 -12.50% -80.86% -35.14%
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT(000)
Airport Total 180,456 123,180 534,693 1,775,378 2,894,297 46.50% -66.25% -38.66%

 

Passenger Volume Month over Month

 

Historic Passenger Volume

  • 2019 10,040,817 
  • 2018 9,642,729
  • 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

 

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.