Cleveland Hopkins Airport Exceeds Monthly Passenger Counts During March-July 2017

August 17, 2017

Press Releases

Numbers surpass high Republican National Convention passenger traffic 

For the fifth month in a row Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) has exceeded monthly passenger numbers for the same months in 2016, including the past two months which surpassed passenger activity from the Republican National Convention (RNC) held in July 2016 in Cleveland. 

Cleveland welcomed the world last July with 791,995 passengers coming through CLE throughout the month. In 2017, CLE far surpassed those numbers accommodating 892,398 passengers in July, an increase of more than 100,000 additional passengers than July 2016. Additionally, CLE reported for June 2017 an 11.3% increase year-over-year from June 2016. 

“We remain focused on enhancing the customer’s experience when traveling at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The traveling public is responding favorably to our focus as demonstrated by the significant increase in passengers flying in and out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “When United Airlines eliminated its hub operation, we viewed this as an opportunity to grow and improve air service by attracting more airlines. Our goal is that Airlines and the traveling public will continue to enjoy a positive experience as they choose to fly from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.” 

“Many people had contributed our success during the summer of last year to the RNC,” said Airport Director Robert Kennedy. “We are surpassing those numbers handily thanks to the support of the community and the hard work of our staff and stakeholders and showing that our growth is not short-term.” 

Year-to-date CLE has accommodated 5,230,927 guests in 2017. Last year at this time, we had 4,900,412 passengers as of July which is a 6.7% increase beyond 2016. 

We look to continue to grow with additional service still to be announced from Frontier and Southwest starting in the fall.