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Cleveland Hopkins International Airport


General Description of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, using the IATA airport code CLE, is a public airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is currently the largest airport in the state and in 2009, ranked as the 39th largest airport in North America.

Airport History

CLE was founded in 1925 by Clevelands former city manager, William Hopkins. In 1951, the airport was named after Hopkins. It is also the first municipally owned airport in the United States after its founding in 1925. It is also the site of the first airport air traffic control tower, airfield lighting system, ground to air radio control and also the first U.S. airport that is connected to a regional rail transit system.

Airport Amenities and Services

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport features a variety of services and amenities for passengers waiting for their flights or passengers who had just arrived. The airport has different restaurants to choose from. These restaurants serve different types of cuisine from fast food to bakeries and even grills. Specialty shops are also present at the airport. It has shops dedicated to books, apparel, shoes, jewellery and other goods and merchandise.

The airport has other services such as a massage and spa bar, an ATM service and money changing service. It has a lounge area for those who just wants to a quiet place to stay. A pet relief area is also available in the airport grounds. The airport has a meditation area called the Interfaith center.

Parking & Transportation

The airport has an on-site parking facility available for passengers who own vehicles. The airport also offers convenient public transport via the Tower City Station. Car rental services are also available along with shuttle services to take customers to the airport's car rental facility. Limousine companies also provide travel services for passengers of the CLE.

Airport Security

To ensure airport security, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is guarded by different security agencies to ensure passenger safety and security.

The Transportation Security Administration is in charge of checking and screening baggage, luggage, packages as well as passengers to ensure the safety of everyone within the vicinity of the airport.
The airport is also patrolled by officers of the Airport Unit of Cleveland Police Department. They are responsible for maintaining peace and order in the airport, as well as implementing airport laws and regulations, traffic management, and respond to airport emergencies.

Surrounding Places to Stay

The CLE airport is surrounded by various hotels and inns for passengers to stay in. Some of these hotels are Sheraton Cleveland Airport, Comfort Inn Cleveland Airport Middleburg Heights, Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn.

Travel Tips

Passengers should follow standard procedures and obey Cleveland Airport's regulations to avoid delay and problems. Always make sure that you have all your luggage with you before you leave home. Wear comfortable clothes and do not bring prohibited items in any of your luggage.

Upon arrival at the airport, present your airline tickets, passport and necessary identification and flight documents.

If you are travelling with your children or pets, ensure their safety and present the necessary documents proving that the children or pets will board a flight with you.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.clevelandairport.com/Home.aspx
Phone: +1 216 265 6000
Fax: 216 265 6021
Address: Cleveland Airport System, PO Box 81009, Cleveland, Ohio 44181-0009

Number of Terminals: 1
E-mail: webmaster@clevelandairport.com
Time Zone: GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 16km (10 miles) southwest of Cleveland
Airport code: CLE

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