May Kicks off Summer Travel Season, Passenger Numbers Continue Upward Trend

June 27, 2024

Press Releases

Cleveland, Ohio – June 27th, 2024 — In May, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) welcomed 935,572 guests, a 9.35 percent increase over the same month last year.


“Summer travel has commenced at CLE,” said Bryant L. Francis, C.M., Director of Port Control. “While the popular travel period didn’t kick off until the end of May, it definitely is contributing to our continued growth as we are poised to welcome 3.3 million guests from now until Labor Day.”


Year-to-date, CLE passenger results are up 8.64 percent compared to 2023 with 4,029,248 passengers.


As the summer travel period is well underway we’d like to remind our guests that due to the increase in guests travelling this time of year it is important to arrive at least 2 hours before your scheduled flight to ensure clearing the TSA Security Checkpoints.


Approximately 10,250,000 passengers are forecasted to fly CLE in calendar year 2024. 



Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is Northeast Ohio’s Gateway to the World. Serving 10,000,000 passengers annually with over 125 daily departures to 45 nonstop destinations, CLE is Northeast Ohio’s premier commercial airport.  With nonstop service operating on 40 domestic and 5 international routes, it is the busiest airport serving State of Ohio metropolitan areas as ranked by passenger activity.  Eleven passenger airlines and four all-cargo airlines operate regularly at CLE.  The upcoming multi-phase Terminal Modernization Development Program will elevate the travel experience for all through an extensive transformation of terminal and related facilities.  It is anticipated to begin in 2025, the Airport’s 100th Anniversary, and extend into the next decade.