Airlines Continue to Return Air Service to CLE
June 10, 2020
Last month Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) was excited to welcome back much-needed popular destinations. In June and July, that trend will continue as airlines return more service to CLE and add new service.
Service still to be added in June include: Frontier to Las Vegas on June 18, to Phoenix June 23, Southwest to St. Louis on June 14, Spirit to Ft. Lauderdale on June 11, to Dallas/Ft. Worth on June 26.
July reinstatements include: American to New York (LGA) on July 7, Spirit to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Tampa on July 1, Boston and New Orleans on July 2, United to Los Angeles and San Francisco on July 5, Denver, Houston and Orlando on July 6.
With major Orlando attractions re-opening, CLE will offer significantly increased nonstop service to the Orlando area which is traditionally Cleveland’s top market. Nonstop flights will operate to both Orlando (MCO) by Frontier, Spirit, United and to Orlando Sanford (SFB) by Allegiant. Frontier and Spirit will both fly Orlando (MCO) twice daily nonstop.
Spirit has also announced their first ever launch of CLE to Newark service on July 1.
“Our airline partners continue to show their confidence in the Cleveland market by returning service for our guests,” said Airport Director Robert Kennedy. “Spirit adding service they did not have before speaks volumes to the strength of Cleveland.”
Passengers have been responding to the added service. After experiencing the lowest daily throughput on April 21st of 314 outbound passengers, CLE had over 3,700 outbound passengers last Friday. While the numbers are still fluctuating, CLE continues to turn the corner and passenger numbers are slowly climbing and along with it the hopes that the worst is behind us.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented, devastating factor to global, national and local health and economic vitality. The travel industry has been hit especially hard with enormous demand reductions due to stay at home orders and fears of contracting the virus.
Air service is subject to change based on demand.