Cleveland Hopkins Airport Information

Cleveland Hopkins Airport has the distinction of being the first public commercial airfield in the United States. The airport also pioneered numerous technological advancements, such as a ground-to-air radio control and an airfield lighting system. The airport was a midpoint destination for bicoastal air mail carriers and aviation trailblazers, such as Lindbergh and Earhart. The city named the airport in honor of former city manager William Hopkins for his instrumental role in establishing the airfield. The airport has one terminal building segmented into four separate concourses that contain over 50 jet bridges and 24 ramp loading positions.

Inside the terminal building, passengers can access numerous retail shops and eateries. The airport has a bank, ATMs, mailboxes, customs services and an interfaith center for reflection and prayer. Travelers can exchange their currency before or after the security checkpoint. Internet access is available in the business center. There are artistic exhibits displayed throughout the terminal. The artwork depicts the city’s future, present and past in a range of creative formats. Near Carousel 1, members of the U.S. Armed Forces will find a USO Lounge named in honor of Cleveland native Bob Hope. The airport facilitates full access for passengers with disabilities. There are several conference rooms, passenger lounges and a relief area for service animals and pets.

Parking is available in the short-term and long-term covered garages as well as the surface lots located adjacent to both garages. The first 30 minutes is complimentary on the ground floor of the short-term garage. Passengers can access the offsite consolidated rental car facility by taking the airport’s complimentary shuttle bus.

Situated nine miles southwest of Cleveland’s central business district, the airport is served by nine airlines. Despite its location near the Great Lakes, the airport seldom closes due to inclement weather. Each year, more than 9.4 million passengers travel through the airport making it the 36th most active airport in the United States.