About Us

Connecting Ohio to the world

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority oversees passenger air service operations at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), which prior to the COVID-19 pandemic offered over 160 peak daily departures to 47 destinations nonstop from Columbus, Ohio – the nation’s 14th largest city. 

We’re dedicated to facilitating the flow of passengers at John Glenn International and Rickenbacker International airports. Our skilled people arrive daily to create exceptional travel experiences for passengers, strategic opportunities for businesses and vital economic growth for the Columbus Region.

A strong, growing regional economy, insightful leadership and collaborative community partnerships fuel air service growth as well as our passion to continue seeking smarter and easier ways to connect Ohio with the world.

Our diverse mix of air carriers includes:

About John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

The airport formerly known as Port Columbus ushered in a new era in 2016 with a modernized terminal and a new name that honors Ohio native son John Glenn, one of America’s most accomplished aviators and patriots. Passengers from around the world now settle into a first-class travel experience—including new ticket counters, additional restaurants, functional seating and workstations, powerful Wi-Fi, art exhibits and more. As a result, John Glenn Columbus International continues to be the airport of choice for millions of travelers each year.

Our bright and airy gateway isn't just about new skylights and shiny terrazzo flooring, however. It's a reflection of the growing prestige and prosperity of Columbus itself, our home base and the 14th largest city in the U.S. Through uncommon collaboration, Columbus is building the most dynamic economy in the Midwest. And there's no end in sight. Across industries large and small, titans of business, enterprising entrepreneurs and government leaders are working together to keep Columbus smart, vibrant and growing. In fact, when you walk through our terminal you'll see an impressive display of nationally known companies who have declared themselves, 'One of US.' Individually, we're successful. Together, we're unstoppable. And the airport is at the heart of it all.

John Glenn International Airport’s future is bright and we’re planning for it. Learn more details about these initiatives here.

About Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)

Thousands of Central Ohioans enjoy flying Allegiant to ten scheduled destinations from the Rickenbacker Passenger Terminal, the passenger air service operation located at Rickenbacker International Airport.

Allegiant continues to experience success at Rickenbacker in the midst of a growing Columbus Region economy as area passengers respond favorably to the airline’s continued air service expansions. See everywhere Allegiant flies from Columbus here.

A vital economic contributor to the regional economy, cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport and the surrounding area is part of the North American International Freight Center, which consists of the logistics assets of the Columbus Region.  

About the Columbus Regional Airport Authority

An independent government entity, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) oversees the operation of passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR), Foreign-Trade Zone 138 and fixed base operator Rickenbacker Aviation. CRAA’s airports and related businesses combine to contribute 58,730 jobs, $3.1 billion in annual payroll and $12.9 billion in total annual economic output.

For more information, visit columbusairports.com.

Planning for the Future

See our plans to accommodate passenger growth, including our new rental car center.