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The Columbus Regional Airport Authority connects Ohio with the world by overseeing the operation of John Glenn Columbus International (CMH), Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Bolton Field (TZR), and Foreign-Trade Zone 138 at Rickenbacker International Airport. In an independent study, the three airports and select businesses with direct ties to the airports supported more than 58,730 jobs, $3.1 billion in annual payroll, and $12.9 billion in annual economic output.

Economic impact report and infographic

  • Formal airport names:
    • John Glenn Columbus International Airport
    • Rickenbacker International Airport
    • Bolton Field
  • Airport secondary references:
    • John Glenn International
    • Rickenbacker International
    • Bolton Field
  • Airport codes:
    • John Glenn Columbus International Airport: CMH
    • Rickenbacker International Airport: LCK
    • Bolton Field: TZR
  • Operated by: Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA)

Media are welcome in the public, pre-security areas of the airport terminals without prior authorization if reporting does not interfere with normal airport operations. To arrange an interview with Columbus Regional Airport Authority personnel, please email [email protected] or call 614.239.3400.

  • CMH parking:
    • Media parking is available on the south pad parking area on the arrivals level of International Gateway. Follow the signs for arrivals (lower level), stay in the right lane, and turn right at the first drive into the unmarked lot (located right before the fenced pet area).
    • Vehicles must be inspected upon arrival or will be subject to towing if left unattended. Please call 614.239.4029 to arrange an inspection.
    • Other parking is available in the parking garage or one of our shuttle lots.
  • LCK parking:
    • Media parking is available in the cell phone lot.

For access to a variety of Columbus Regional Airport Authority materials including photos and b-roll video available for use in reporting, visit CRAA’s PhotoShelter.

Filming in the airport:

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority may require a License for Use (LFU) agreement and access fees for commercial filming and photography. LFUs may also be required for agencies wanting to film commercials, documentaries, etc., in the airport terminal.

Contact our media team for further information.

Photography at the airport:

We welcome photography by airport visitors in public spaces as long as it does not interfere with normal airport operations. Aviation enthusiasts enjoy photographing aircraft from the top levels of our parking garage. Plane spotting and photography is also possible from our Cell Phone Lot.

When there is an airport emergency, an unexpected event triggers a real, perceived, or possible threat to life, property, equipment, airport operations, and/or the environment. In the event of an emergency, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s priorities will be safety of persons and protection of equipment and property.

To stay up-to-date with Columbus Regional Airport Authority during emergency situations, please follow us on X.

Media contact: [email protected] or 614.239.3400

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