CLE continues upward trend for passengers

August 13, 2015

Press Releases

Passengers increase year over year for 2nd straight month

Cleveland, August 12th, 2015 – For the second month in a row, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) has seen an increase in passenger traffic and scheduled seats over last year’s numbers.  CLE, for the first time since United’s de-hubbing, also reported an annual increase in flights over last year.

 “We have officially rebounded from United’s dehubbing,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “Late last year we forecasted an increase in passengers by the fourth quarter of 2015. With the release of June’s passenger numbers, we can report that we’ve met the forecasted increase several months in advance.  We thank the airlines for their confidence in the Cleveland market and our travelers who have soundly responded to the new service.”

In June 2015 CLE had 749,945 total passengers compared to June 2014 when CLE had 640,946 passengers. That’s an increase of 17.01%.  In June 2015, CLE had 452,785 scheduled departing seats compared to June 2014 when CLE had 370,592 scheduled seats.  That’s a 22.2% increase.  And for departing flights, CLE had 4,394 in June 2015 compared to 4,337 flights in June 2014, a 1.3% increase.