CLE: Cleveland-Hopkins​ International Airport

Cleveland, Ohio, has been known for many things across the years, especially in the sporting world and medical field. From the recent success of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team to the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic but the cities airport has seen many ups and downs. 

Cleveland-Hopkins has seen hub status twice. Once right after World War II with United Airlines, then in the 1980s, United moved the hub to Washington-Dulles. When they left, Continental took over the hub. Then when the two merged in 2011, the new United decided to close the hub yet again but still operates Cleveland with a Focus City status.  

As I was saying previously, CLE has seen ups and downs, and right now, they are in a down period.  

One thing you will always see nowadays at the airport are multiple vacant and empty gates that used to operated by United. It does show how much one airline can impact an airport. On the upside, CLE, in recent years, has seen all 3 of U.S. ultra-low-cost carries increase service to the airport.  

The airport has four concourses (A-D) within one terminal. All concourses are accessible airside post-security. TSA has multiple checkpoints that offer TSAPre, but the lines can all get lengthy. So plan ahead 

Airlines and the destinations they serve from Cleveland:  

Air Canada Express: Toronto-Pearson. 

Allegiant Air: Punta Gorda (FL), Sarasota, Savannah, and St. Petersburg (FL), with seasonal service to Austin, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Walton Beach (FL), Jacksonville, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Norfolk, and Orlando/Sanford.  

American Airlines/American Eagle: Charlotte, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Miami, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Washington-National. 

Delta Airlines/Delta Connection: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Hartford, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Raleigh/Durham, and Salt Lake City, with seasonal service to Orlando. 

Frontier Airlines: Cancun, Denver, Ft. Myers, Las Vegas, Orlando, Punta Cana, Sarasota,\ and Tampa, with seasonal service to Austin, Charleston, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Raleigh/Durham, San Diego, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, and West Palm Beach.  

jetBlue Airways: Boston, and Ft. Lauderdale. 

Southwest Airlines: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Dallas-Love, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Nashville, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, St. Louis, and seasonal service to Tampa 

Spirit Airlines: Atlanta, Cancun (Beginning February 14th, 2020), Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Orlando with seasonal service to Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Myers, and Myrtle Beach. 

United Airlines: Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, and Washington-Dulles with seasonal service to Cancun, Ft. Lauderdale, and Ft. Myers. 

Sun Country: Minneapolis/ St. Paul (Beginning May 29th, 2020) 

United Express: Chicago–O'Hare, Ft. Myers, Houston–Intercontinental, New York–LaGuardia, Newark, Washington–Dulles, and Washington–National, with seasonal service to Charleston (SC) with seasonal service to Charleston, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa. 

Hopkins has 25 places to eat, from sit down, to fast food. Also, a USO is located in the airport for Military families.  
Many shops are located within the airport terminal, including a Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame shop and a Johnston and Murphy, plus multiple Hudson news stores.  


United operates a small United Club lounge. Plus, a general pay-admission lounge called the Airspace Lounge is located at the airport airside. 

Overall the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport has seen better days but is still a well-rounded airport that offers many dining and shopping options to its travelers.  

We hope the airport guide helps you to travel through Cleveland-Hopkins with a bit more ease. 
-Brandon Aronoff 
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