Formerly known as Port Columbus International Airport, it is managed by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which also oversees operations at Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field. The airport code 'CMH' stands for "Columbus Municipal Hangar," the original name for the airport.John Glenn Columbus International Airport is primarily a passenger airport. It provides 140 non-stop flights to 34 airports via 7 airlines daily. In 2016, traffic reached 7.3 million, which was an 8% increase over 2015. Traffic in 2017 reached 7.6 million passengers, approaching the record set in 2007.According to a 2005 market survey, Columbus attracts about 50% of its passengers from outside its 60-mile (97 km) radius primary service region.John Glenn Columbus International Airport is the largest passenger airport in central Ohio and second busiest in the state after Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and offers service to most major airline hubs. Cincinnati's international airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, is located just south of the city in Kentucky. Accessing John Glenn Columbus International Airport by road is possible by two interstate highways: I-270 to the northeast and I-670 to the west. The main airport roadway, International Gateway, connects directly to I-670. On May 25, 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed a bill to rename the airport from Port Columbus International Airport to its current name, in honor of astronaut and four-term U.S. senator John Glenn. The name change was unanimously approved by the airport's nine-member board on May 24, 2016. Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law on June 14, 2016 with the name change becoming official 90 days later. On June 28, 2016, a celebration of the renaming was held and new signage bearing the airport's new name was unveiled.In 2017, after completion of the $80 million terminal renovation, the airport was named by trade organization Airports Council International as the most improved airport in North America in 2016.
Located minutes from downtown Columbus, John Glenn International is home base for diverse general aviation services and activities managed by several high-quality fixed-base operations and other service providers. CMH is also home base for NetJets, the worldwide leader in fractional jet ownership and FlightSafety International, a world-class leader in professional aviation training and flight simulation systems.
Serving CMH since 1935, fixed-base operator Lane Aviation seeks to make your mission a success. From basic line and fueling to parts and maintenance to Customs clearance and numerous customer amenities, Lane Aviation personnel will provide you with unparalleled, personal service at its world-class facility.
Expect friendly, top-notch service from fixed-base operator Signature Flight Support, which offers a wide range of general aviation services and amenities at CMH, one of several locations in its worldwide network.
Created in 2000 at CMH, Spirit Aeronautics is a provider of worldwide aviation services. As a division of Spirit Avionics, Ltd., it's an authorized service facility for numerous aircraft component manufacturers.
Driven by a pursuit to accomplish the seemingly impossible, Ohio native John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. After decades of service as a U.S. senator, at the age of 77 he became the oldest person to enter space. Glenn's pioneering spirit inspired a renaming of Port Columbus International Airport in 2016 to John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
In 2017, after completion of the $80 million terminal renovation, the airport was named by trade organization Airports Council International as the most improved airport in North America in 2016.
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