Looks like PIT just edged out CLE in 2018 by about 12,000 passengers (9,658,897 vs. 9,646,645), although we haven't seen the exact total for CLE. It seems the deciding factor will be the more extensive (and year-round transatlantic) international service at PIT. https://blueskypit.com/2019/01/18/9-6...Jump to post
Just curious, how are things at CLE and BKL tonight with the snowstorm? FAA site showing "normal" operations for CLE and every major airport in the country except ORD. But I'm not sure how accurate the FAA site is.... Flightaware showing a LJ45 headed to Burke from PSP to arrive at 0102 t...Jump to post
Wouldn't it be wonderful if CLE could be rebuilt like one of these proposals for ORD?
https://voteord21.flychicago.com/vision ... fault.aspx
FYI--CLE served 9.64 million passengers in 2018, a 5.5% increase over 2017.
https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019 ... years.html
Air traffic controllers passed out leaflets to passengers at CLE today in an effort to end the shutdown:
https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019 ... tdown.html
Frontier Announcement!!! 2x Weekly to Charleston, Thursday and Sunday 3x Weekly to San Francisco, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday Year-Round Extension on Sarasota and Punta Cana Termination of Portland https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/01/frontier-airlines-adding-flights-from-cleveland-hopkins-...Jump to post
Could the F9 news simply be the inaugural flight to Punta Cana this morning?
https://www.facebook.com/CLEairport/pos ... 1760869435
I had my first chance to see the new ground transportation system in action today and it seemed to be working rather well. There are a host of new signs/banners throughout baggage claim directing passengers to check-in from the new drop-off point (former taxi stand), some of which were better than o...Jump to post
Don’t drink the water at CLE: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cleve ... ar-BBRH7KyJump to post
^CLEguy, regarding #5 above, governmental structure its not the root cause. Kennedy is single-handedly making Hopkins into a landside circus. He has 60% of the departure level chopped off for valet, is removing MORE parking for taxis that is in a location beyond that of every major airport in the U...Jump to post
Since this is a pretty good list to start, I'll comment on these: CLE 2019 predictions--some concur with those of others here: 1. DL or AS adds CLE-SEA. -Pretty good prediction; I'll vote for AS. 2. UA does NOT drop CLE-LGA (as EWR is no substitute for LGA for those going to New York). (But if it do...Jump to post
Here are some pics of the new Taxi setup at CLE: https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/1500x2000/33cbb1a6_64cf_4910_ae7a_6339300506c9_53664c3c33f8f6bb617ed91c742fa93a31c52706.jpeg https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/ad9b182e_5062_42bf_ad46_852fb17d9e...Jump to post
Happy New Year, CLE! What they failed to mention, is that taxis will now be picked up in the first level of the parking garage I’m sure these changes to ground transportation will cause an uproar.. https://www.cleveland.com/business/2018/12/new-passenger-drop-off-locations-fees-at-cleveland-hopkins-...Jump to post
Great article, wouldn't it be fantastic if the airports were operated by a regional commission, and then Camacho's seemingly impressive skills could be shared by one airport finishing a lot of construction and a second one that needs boatloads of it. I added up the NEO counties 2012 population and ...Jump to post
I'm sure it will cause an uproar when this change in passenger drop-offs for limos, taxis and rideshares takes effect on Jan. 1. It seems like they will need to drop passengers off at the south end of baggage claim near the taxis. For UA/AC/WN passengers, it's not that big a deal, but for AA and mos...Jump to post
Not sure how PIT made this list. It was #49 last year.Jump to post
Looks like Fred Szabo will be suspended without pay for 10 days for the security breach last month.
Happy to hear Icelandair advertising on radio this morning accepting reservations for spring As well as drive time afternoon. Also saw their ad on a digital billboard on I-90 during this morning’s commute. And on the way to the airport tonight on I-480 westbound! Looks like they're actually returni...Jump to post
SgtBarone wrote:Cleveland.com wrote about the UA adds:
https://www.cleveland.com/travel/2018/1 ... tampa.html
https://www.cleveland.com/travel/2018/11/cleveland-hopkins-airport-says-broken-escalator-will-be-working-by-thanksgiving.html Escalator will be fixed for Thanksgiving. Probably first time in history of this website there’s been a post about a broken escalator but four months is four months. Reader ...Jump to post
So Icelandair is acquiring WOW. Wonder if there will be any impact for CLE. If they keep both brands and continue flying to CLE, I sure hope the FI brand remains here.
https://globenewswire.com/news-release/ ... w-air.html
Some positive news from the operations side for a change:
https://www.cleveland.com/cityhall/2018 ... tions.html
City Council approved $3 million for improvements to the Ground Transportation Center.
https://www.cleveland.com/cityhall/inde ... prove.html
You may be just fine on FL, but many business folks will not be taking a carrier that with any operational problems will misconnect and always be at least a day late with no options for rerouting on the carrier. With UA,DL,AA you will have many options from all over Europe. Last winer I had a fligh...Jump to post
August traffic figures are posted. Overall passenger volume is up 6.12%, while international is up 26.43% YTD. International traffic was down over 20% in August vs. July. Wonder why the drop off?
http://clevelandairport.com/sites/defau ... sheet1.pdf
Best summer traffic since 2009:
http://clevelandairport.com/cle-experie ... ummer-2009
The other possibility is to expand Concouse D (removing the east boarding areas and converting them into jetways gates and remodeling the rest to take mainline aircraft. Once this is done airlines can be moved over from A or B. Then one could be remolded the other closed and made the customs wing (...Jump to post
CLE is not the worst airport any longer (but third worst!):
https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.s ... 3-headline
Robert1010 wrote:Another forum says it’s MSP & YUL !
Interesting they both announced this simultaneously. :stirthepot: Also interesting that both would leave. One wonders if both really come back. WW seems less sure. Icelandair's service between Cleveland and Iceland will end Oct. 31 and start again on Mar. 22. Wow Air is suspending service from Clev...Jump to post
Anyway, bottom line, CLE wasn't going to support two airlines to Iceland. It's crazy, particularly in Winter. CLE has never even had non-stop Europe service in the Winter. Even CO was seasonal. CVG lost its service for the Winter and there weren't even two airlines. It's not about CLE, too much ser...Jump to post
Cleveland.com has an article with some nice background and quotes from the carrier. https://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/09/icelandair_cancels_winter_flig.html. How Frontier-esque. On July 31st Icelandair extended it's schedule to include year round CLE service, and PD wrote about it, no...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:SgtBarone wrote:Is FI going summer seasonal in CLE like WW? Not seeing anything on the winter schedule anymore.
I saw it on right now....
Thanks for runway update. Was at the Stadium on Friday night and saw from my seat that the Burke runway was closed. Must have reopened. Remember there are also parallel runways at BKL (6's/24's), so perhaps one runway was closed for maintenance. http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1809/05370ad.pdf#namedde...Jump to post
Breakdown of May, '18 CLE domestic-only boardings: Airline 5/18 ... 5/19 ...LF% ... LF% Thanks for sharing the data. I assume the comparison is 5/18 vs. 5/ 17 ? Also, any way to also get data for the regional partners. I would assume UA +UAX would still be the largest carrier in CLE. Can't wait to ...Jump to post
Re PUJ--do we now have three carriers? Who does Swift fly for Vacation Express or Apple Vacations? And who is the other carrier that isn't Swift? Swift most recently flew to PUJ and MBJ for Vacation Express. There goes those cool 767's! https://www.travelbybob.com/flight-schedules/vacation-express-...Jump to post
As a 737 pilot for FI, I see quite a lot of CLE flights on my schedule. One thing that we find strange is the handling of arriving international flights: Once we clear customs, we have to re-clear security and enter the airport again and walk through the terminal to baggage claim. I understand that...Jump to post
Looks like Icelandair is the early winner in the CLE-KEF sweepstakes https://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/07/icelandair_extends_schedule_be.html The article states that Icelandair is the first airline to offer year-round service to Europe. I swear that Continental used to offer year-roun...Jump to post
Check out UA2079 and UA1739 to and from MCO today. They are both operated by Polaris equipped 767-300s and scheduled to use A14. Aircraft come from EWR this morning and return tonight. Some sort of proving run? Wonder why they are using A14? Can’t any of the remaining UA gates on C handle wide bodies?Jump to post
Edit: And that's just the beginning. Don't get me started on the lack of quick and effecient transportation options to the respective city centers. CVG requires a trip by cab over a broken and congested Brent-Spence bridge (someone here even proposed taking the FERRY across as being quicker!). At l...Jump to post
CLE gave $1 million to both WOW and Icelandair where PIT gave $800,000 to WOW. That does not sound "far less" to me. In other words CLE paid $2 million for KEF service and PIT paid $800,000. That to me sounds far less. Fine, if you really need me to spell it out, $2 million for two airlin...Jump to post
CVG June numbers are out, 4297028 pax YTD, up 10.61% for May and 17.05% YTD. Growth has definitely slowed now that WN has been service for a complete year. Given G4/F9 upcoming fleet shortages and subsequent reductions at CVG this fall, growth is going to taper more than expected. Given that, I do ...Jump to post
Ok it’s official we have a quorum. Fantastic. CLEguy, mbm3, and me. I’m going to suggest a couple of times by the end of the weekend. It’ll be a little awkward to coordinate times over a forum but I don’t know how else to do it. Normally I’d gather ideas for an agenda ahead of time, but that is tou...Jump to post
I'm posting this as a bit of a long shot-- but what the heck. I'm looking for responses. I've said repeatedly on my posts that I'm disappointed that the business leaders of NE Ohio don't apply any pressure on the airport and the city/Mayor to replace the current 1950s era facility, with all the man...Jump to post
Looks like LH494 (MUC-YYZ) diverted to CLE this evening.
https://www.facebook.com/CLEairport/pho ... =3&theater