John Glenn Columbus International Airport is located within 6 miles (9.7 km) at the east of Columbus, Ohio. The airport codes are IATA: CMH, FAA LID: CMH, ICAO: KCMH. Previously the airport was known as Port Columbus International Airport. Nowadays, the airport is a publicly owned entity and is run by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. Columbus Regional Airport Authority also oversees operations at Bolton Field and Rickenbacker International Airport. The airport has its code 'CMH,' which stands for "Columbus Municipal Hangar," which was the original name for the airport.
John Glenn Columbus International Airport operates 140 non-stop daily flights to 34 airports. The airport covers around 2,265 acres (which is 917 ha), including its two runways.
According to Annual Traffic Statistics, in 2016, the traffic at CMH reached 7.3 million. It was an 8% growth over 2015. In 2019 the airport set a new record by entering around 8.6 million passengers. After completion of the $80 million for terminal renovation, in 2017, the airport was ranked as the most improved airport in North America by trade organization called ‘Airports Council International.'
History, Business Activity, and Recent Improvements
On July 8, 1929, the John Glenn Columbus International Airportwas opened on a site selected by Charles Lindbergh. A new terminal building cost $12 million and opened in 1958. The Official Airline Guide of April 1957 shows approximately 72 airline departures each weekday at CMH: 41 TWA, 6 Eastern, 6 Lake Central, 16 American, and 3 Piedmont. TWA was the first major airline to fly into Columbus, and it kept a presence at the CMH airport over 70 years since the period of airline regulation.
The airport hosted Skybus Airlines since 2007. It was known as the cheapest airline in the United States, which offered a minimum of ten seats, each for $10 on every flight. Later Skybus ceased the operations in 2008.