November 26, 2014

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Cleveland Hopkins airport plans $20 million in improvements

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s main airport is planning $20 million in upgrades, including renovations to the ticketing lobby, exterior of the terminal and baggage area.

The Plain Dealer reports that work at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is expected to begin next spring and be completed in 2017.

Airport officials and project designers are slated to hold a public information session on the improvements Thursday.

Airport Director Ricky Smith tells the newspaper that the goal of the project is to give the airport a more modern feel and add more customer-friendly features.

Key updates include improving the lighting of the terminal’s interior ceiling, installing energy-efficient glass and improving passenger circulation and restrooms at the central security checkpoint.

The design phase is expected to last through this fall.


  • unclewicked

    If they start adding “customer friendly features” to the airport, how will people know for sure, they’re in Cleveland?

    I recommend establishing a colony of rabid bats in the main terminal.

  • Simon Jester

    They’re throwing the TSA out??

    Oh wait, no such luck. So much for customer friendliness.

  • TheRustyScupper

    Hopkins is lost Terminal “D” and flight quantitiess are WAY-WAY-WAY down.
    Now, they are doing $20-million in renovations.
    WHY?
    Will this bring in other airlines and/or more flights?
    People and destinations bring in business, not renovations.
    More wasted money for the airport authority.
    NOT accusing anyone, but I have to wonder if there are kickbacks.
    Why else spend the big bucks?