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 combined offer over 150 daily departures to more than 40 destinations 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:

John Glenn International

Rickenbacker Charter Terminal


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. With a growing passenger base served by a diverse mix of seven top air carriers offering over 150 daily departures to 36 business and leisure destinations, the airport is not just a popular airport but also a key economic engine in our community and beyond.

John Glenn International Airport’s future is bright and we’re planning for it. In 2018 construction is expected to begin on a new rental car facility that will provide additional garage parking capacity when rental car operations move to the new structure in 2020. We’re also engaged in a capacity study of the existing terminal to determine when passenger growth will dictate the need for a new terminal. 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 Charter 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 its Charter Terminal are part of the large, multimodal logistics hub known as the Rickenbacker Inland Port.

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, Rickenbacker Inland Port and fixed base operator Rickenbacker Aviation. CRAA’s airports and related businesses combine to contribute 54,000 jobs, $1.8 billion in annual payroll and $6.6 billion in total annual economic output.

For more information, visit columbusairports.com.

New Terminal

Planning is underway for a new terminal and six other related projects at CMH.

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