|Port Columbus International Airport|
|IATA: CMH – ICAO: KCMH – FAA: CMH|
|Operator||Columbus Regional Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||815 ft / 248 m|
|Source: FAA and CRAA|
Port Columbus International Airport (IATA: CMH, ICAO: KCMH, FAA LID: CMH), commonly shortened to Port Columbus, is an international airport located 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many The ICAO (ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ Airport code or location indicator is a four-letter Alphanumeric Code designating each airport around A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an Airport, navigation aid, or Weather station, and is used for manned The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA oversees the operations of Port Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The term above mean sea level ( AMSL) refers to the Elevation (on the ground or Altitude (in the Air) of any object relative to the A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A runway ( RWY) is a strip of land on an Airport, on which Aircraft can take off and land. A runway ( RWY) is a strip of land on an Airport, on which Aircraft can take off and land. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Asphalt ( is a sticky black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude Petroleums and in some natural deposits sometimes termed asphaltum The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many The ICAO (ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ Airport code or location indicator is a four-letter Alphanumeric Code designating each airport around The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an Airport, navigation aid, or Weather station, and is used for manned An airport is a location where Aircraft such as airplanes, Helicopters and blimps take off and land The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand Downtown Columbus is the Central Business District of Columbus, Ohio, United States. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is managed by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority which also oversees operations at Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA oversees the operations of Port Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field Rickenbacker International Airport is a joint civil-military public Airport located 10 miles (16 km) south of the Central business district of Bolton Field is a public Airport located eight miles (13 km) southwest of the Central business district of Columbus, a city in Franklin The airport code 'CMH' stands for "Columbus Municipal Hangar" though that name is no longer used today. 
Port Columbus is primarily a passenger airport, providing over 190 non-stop flights to 44 airports via 15 airlines daily.  Traffic reached 7,719,340 passengers in 2007, a 14. 6% increase over the previous year.  Due to an increase in flights by established carriers as well as the addition of JetBlue as well as Skybus Airlines (which ceased operations in April 2008), however, the airport has seen a 13. Skybus Airlines Inc was a privately-held Airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. 4% increase in traffic the first seven months of 2007 and a 23% increase in passengers for the month of July.  Port Columbus expected to top 8 million travellers by the end of 2007.  In addition, the airport also handles freight and US mail, with 10,411,920 units of freight and 8,537,279 units of mail passing through in 2006. 
Today, Port Columbus provides commercial air service to most all major airport hubs across the United States. The airport is the largest passenger airport in the central Ohio region, and is the second busiest in the state after Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a public Airport located nine miles (14 km) southwest of the Central business district of Cleveland  Port Columbus was also the 52nd busiest airport in the United States in 2006. 
Accessing Port Columbus by road is possible by either of two bordering interstate highways: I-270 to the northeast and I-670 to the west. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) Interstate 270 (abbreviated I-270) is the beltway loop freeway in the Columbus metropolitan area commonly known locally as "The Outerbelt" Interstate 670 (I-670 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Ohio that passes through downtown Columbus, connecting I-70 west The main airport roadway, International Gateway, connects directly to I-670, making navigating to the airport relatively simple from anywhere in the area. 
Port Columbus is also known for displaying a large amount of community artwork, including children's drawings, a photographic timeline, and other donated items. Most recognized is Brushstrokes in Flight, a sculpture located directly in front of the Concourse B security checkpoint and designed by Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Fox Lichtenstein (October 27 1923 &ndash September 29 1997 was a prominent American Pop artist his work heavily influenced by both popular advertising and 
The airport opened July 8, 1929, on a site originally selected by Charles Lindbergh, as the eastern air terminus of the Transcontinental Air Transport air-rail New York to Los Angeles intercontinental route. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Transcontinental Air Transport (T-A-T was airline founded in 1928 by Clement Melville Keys that was to merge in 1930 with Western Air Express to form what The City of New York Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Passengers traveled overnight on the Pennsylvania Railroad's luxury Airway Limited from New York to Columbus; by air from Columbus to Waynoka, Oklahoma; by rail again from Waynoka to Clovis, New Mexico; and finally by air from Clovis to Los Angeles. The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Railroad, founded in 1846 Waynoka is a city in Woods County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 993 at the 2000 census. Clovis is a City in and the County seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States The original terminal building and hangars still exist, and are in use; the former terminal has been restored and is used for rental office space, while the original hangars are still used for airport operations. An airport terminal is a building at an Airport where passengers transfer between ground transportation and the facilities that allow them to board and disembark from Airplanes A hangar is an enclosed structure to hold Aircraft in protective storage 
By 1939, Port Columbus was handling fourteen flights per day. Ten of these flights were Transcontinental and Western Airlines (predecessor of Trans World Airlines), while the other four were American Airlines. Trans World Airlines ( TWA) renamed TWA Airlines LLC in 2001 was a major U American Airlines Inc (AA is a US -based airline and the world's Largest airline in total passenger miles transported and passenger fleet size TWA averaged twenty-one passengers per day at this time. 
A $70 million renovation of airport facilities was completed in 1979 for the airport's 50th anniversary. This upgraded the airport's capacity to 250 flights per day, and added fully enclosed jetways at every gate. The word “jetway” is sometimes used for a high-altitude airway. Ten years later in 1989, a second, $15. 5 million, seven-gate concourse was dedicated. A concourse is a place where pathways or Roads meet such as in a Hotel, a Convention center, a Railway station, an Airport terminal The concourse was used exclusively by US Airways at the time. US Airways Inc is the fifth largest Airline in the United States. A third concourse was completed in 1995, which is now Concourse C. 
Between 1998 and 2000 numerous airport expansion and renovation projects were completed, including a $25 million terminal renovation in 1998 which included additional retail shops, new flight information displays, enhanced lighting, upgraded flooring, and a new food court. Also new hangars and office spaces were completed for NetJets in 1999, as well as a $92 million parking garage including an underground terminal entrance, new rental car facilities, dedicated ground transportation area, improved eight-lane terminal access on two levels, and a new atrium and entrances in 2000. NetJets, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, offers fractional ownership and Rental of private Business jets History NetJets 
On April 25, 2004, a new 195-foot (59 m) control tower directed its first aircraft, ushering in the beginning of several major facility enhancements to be constructed through 2025. Events 1607 - Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " A control tower, or more specifically an air traffic control tower is the name of the airport building from which the Air traffic control unit controls the movement of aircraft 
Port Columbus International Airport has two fixed-based operators on-site, Lane Aviation and Million Air. Million Air is an Aviation company that operates 32 FBOs across the United States, Europe Canada, and the Caribbean. In 2001, Executive Jet Aviation (now known as NetJets Inc. ) opened up a 200,000 square foot (18,580 m²) operational headquarters at Port Columbus International Airport. 
In November 2006, Skybus Airlines began leasing 100,000 square feet (9,290 m²) of office and hangar facilities at the Columbus International AirCenter adjacent to Port Columbus. Skybus Airlines Inc was a privately-held Airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. 
The original 1929 layout for the airport covered 524 acres (212 ha), with two runways extending 2,500 feet (760 m) and 3,500 feet (1,070 m) in length. The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U Explanation The hectare is commonly used in most countries around the world especially in domains concerned with land planning and management such as Agriculture,  Since then, the runways have been expanded significantly. In 1952 the current south runway was lengthened to 8,000 feet (2,400 m), making it the longest runway in the midwest at the time.  The north runway was also extended to 8,000 feet (2,400 m) in 1997, though the south runway has since been extended to 10,125 feet (3,086 m). 
Runway 10L/28R lies immediately north of the 40th Parallel North and the line of latitude also goes through the northern edge of the terminal building. The 40th parallel north is a Circle of latitude that is 40 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi ( Φ) gives the location of a place on Earth (or other planetary body north or south of the
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 216,724 aircraft operations, an average of 593 per day: 46% air taxi, 29% general aviation, 24% scheduled commercial and 1% military. An air taxi is a for-hire passenger or cargo aircraft which operates on an on-demand basis General aviation (abbr GA) is one of two categories of Civil aviation. There are 93 aircraft based at this airport: 46% single engine, 16% multi-engine, 37% jet aircraft and 1% helicopters. History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. 
In 2005, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority unveiled the details of their capital improvement program for Port Columbus, dubbed "Progress is Building. " It consists of six major elements designed to provide an increase in passenger capacity as well as improved customer service and convenience. The project is being funded entirely by airport revenue bonds, capital reserves, customer facility charges, FAA Airport Improvement Program Grants and other federal funds, with no funds coming from local taxes. 
To facilitate an anticipated passenger increase, the current terminal capacity will be maximized to extend its life until a new facility is constructed. These improvements include expanding security checkpoints, adding restrooms, enhancing the current baggage handling system, adding concessions, and revamping the International Gateway interchange. Capacity improvements are ongoing, beginning in 2005 and scheduled to be completed by 2012. 
With the movement of International Gateway and other airport improvements, another taxiway will be built to provide more efficient airfield movement for airfield vehicles between the north and south runways. This taxiway will be built on the west side of where the runways currently sit, and follows the same timeline as the International Gateway project. 
In order to provide better traffic flow for an expected increase in passengers, transportation improvements will be made including a grade separation of International Gateway and Stelzer Road, eliminating two of the traffic lights that currently lie along International Gateway, and shifting International Gateway to the north. This final transportation improvement is also designed to allow room for the new terminal to be built in the future. Construction began in 2005 and is expected to finish in 2008. 
Currently, the rental car facility is located within the passenger parking structure attached to the terminal. The airport is beginning to outgrow the current facility, and moving rental cars to a dedicated facility will allow for use of the current structure until a new one is built. This facility will be built on the west side of the airport, and will help to reduce traffic and serve both the current and planned new terminal. The facility is currently planned to be complete by 2012. 
To support simultaneous arrivals and departures on both runways and make room for a planned new terminal, the 10,125-foot (3,086 m) southern runway will be removed, and an identical runway will be constructed 700 feet (210 m) south of its current location. When completed in 2012, the current runway will be converted into a taxiway. 
A large new terminal, in conjunction with the existing terminal, is in the planning stages. The new facility will be constructed gradually to accommodate demand. Phase 1 will include an 8-10 gate terminal that will function in unison with the existing terminal. In addition, a new parking structure will be built to add parking spaces for passengers, which will eventually replace the old structure. This four-year project is largest element planned for Port Columbus, but will be the last to break ground. Construction is not expected to begin until 2014. The new terminal will gradually replace the existing terminal and will ultimately consist of 75 gates once passenger numbers reach 20 million, projected to be sometime in the 2030s decade. 
The first major airline to fly into Port Columbus was TWA, and it kept a presence at Columbus over the next seventy years during the era of airline regulation.  TWA offered a club for exclusive passengers up until 2000 when America West took over a gate held by TWA and the club itself due to financial problems. 
Port Columbus International Airport was formerly a hub of America West Airlines in the 1990s, but the company closed the hub in 2003. America West Airlines was one of the United States ' ten major Airlines The airline was based in Phoenix Arizona, and is now a part of US Airways Group America West eliminated the Columbus hub as result of financial losses at the hub, overall financial losses at the airline, and a weak airline market after September 11, 2001. 
The airport was the home base of short-lived Skybus Airlines, who began operations from Port Columbus on May 22, 2007. Skybus Airlines Inc was a privately-held Airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The airline is self touted themselves as the cheapest airline in the United States, offering a minimum of ten seats for $10 on every flight. Skybus ceased operations April 4, 2008.
Port Columbus has 3 concourses containing a total of 44 gates.
Concourse A has 7 Gates A1 - A7
Concourse B has 25 Gates: B15 - B18A, B18B, B19 - B30A, B30B, B31 -B34A, B34B, B35, B36
Concourse C has 12 Gates: C46 - C53A, C53B, C54 - C56
An American Airlines Convair CV-240 (N94263) from Dayton International Airport was on approach to Runway 27 at 300 feet when the left side of the plane collided with a US Navy Beechcraft SNB-2C Navigator (BuA23773), also on approach. United Air Lines Inc, trading as United Airlines ( is a major airline of the United States. United Express is a Brand name under which seven Regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. Chautauqua Airlines Inc is a regional Airline and a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Shuttle America Corporation is a Regional airline based in Indianapolis Indiana, USA. US Airways Inc is the fifth largest Airline in the United States. US Airways Express is an airline Brand name, rather than a fully certificated airline and as such the US Airways Express name is used by several individually owned Airlines Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, trading as Air Wisconsin, is an Airline based in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. US Airways Express is an airline Brand name, rather than a fully certificated airline and as such the US Airways Express name is used by several individually owned Airlines Chautauqua Airlines Inc is a regional Airline and a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA US Airways Express is an airline Brand name, rather than a fully certificated airline and as such the US Airways Express name is used by several individually owned Airlines Mesa Airlines Inc ( is an American Regional airline based in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. US Airways Express is an airline Brand name, rather than a fully certificated airline and as such the US Airways Express name is used by several individually owned Airlines PSA Airlines is an American regional Airline based at Dayton International Airport located in Vandalia, Ohio, USA US Airways Express is an airline Brand name, rather than a fully certificated airline and as such the US Airways Express name is used by several individually owned Airlines Republic Airline Inc, operates as Republic Airlines is a Regional airline Subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings that operates service as Aerovías de México SA de CV, operating as AeroMéxico, is an Airline based in Mexico City, Mexico. Delta Air Lines Inc ( is a United States Airline based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Delta Connection is the name under which a number of individually owned Regional airlines and Comair operate short and medium haul routes in association with Chautauqua Airlines Inc is a regional Airline and a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Delta Connection is the name under which a number of individually owned Regional airlines and Comair operate short and medium haul routes in association with Comair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines based in Erlanger Kentucky, USA, a city near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Delta Connection is the name under which a number of individually owned Regional airlines and Comair operate short and medium haul routes in association with Shuttle America Corporation is a Regional airline based in Indianapolis Indiana, USA. Delta Connection is the name under which a number of individually owned Regional airlines and Comair operate short and medium haul routes in association with Midwest Airlines (formerly Midwest Express) is an American scheduled passenger Airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from the Midwest Connect is the brand name for the Regional airline service of Midwest Airlines, rather than a certificated airline carrier American Airlines Inc (AA is a US -based airline and the world's Largest airline in total passenger miles transported and passenger fleet size WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout James M Cox Dayton International Airport, also referred to as simply Dayton International Airport, is a public Airport located nine miles (14 km north of the WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The Convair recovered and landed, though the nose gear collapsed on landing. The Beechcraft crashed short of the runway killing two onboard. 
The probable cause was attributed to "A traffic control situation created by the tower local controller which he allowed to continue without taking the necessary corrective action. A contributing factor was the failure of both crews to detect this situation by visual and/or aural vigilance. "
A Piper Aztec from Duluth, Minnesota veered off the left side of the runway when the nose gear collapsed on landing. The Piper PA-23, named Apache and later Aztec, was an American twin-engined monoplane the first twin-engine aircraft built by Piper Aircraft Duluth is a Port City in the US state of Minnesota and the County seat of St The aircraft was damaged significantly, though the pilot survived. The pilot reported having difficulty with the landing gear during taxi from Duluth, and witnesses reported seeing the nose gear of the aircraft canted 60 degrees left during landing. 
The probable cause was attributed to "Pilot's inadequate preflight of the airplane and the continued operation of the airplane with a nose gear steering problem. "
A New Creations Learjet 25XR (N458J) from Philadelphia International Airport lost sight of the runway on approach in heavy rain and lost directional control, resulting in no fatalities. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout 
The probable cause was attributed to "The failure of the pilot to maintain visual reference with the runway during a landing, which resulted in a loss of directional control. Also causal to the accident was the pilot's failure to initiate a go-around, after he lost sight of the runway during the touchdown. Factors related to the accident were the heavy rain and the lack of runway centerline lights. "
An Atlantic Coast Airlines/United Express BAe Jetstream 41 (N304UE) was on approach to runway 28L when it entered into a stall at 430 feet above runway level. Atlantic Coast Airlines was an Airline based in the United States owned by Atlantic Coast Holdings Inc United Express is a Brand name under which seven Regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. The Jetstream 41 is a Turboprop -powered Feederliner and Regional airliner designed by British Aerospace as a "stretched" version The aircraft collided with a stand of trees and came to rest inside a commercial building, 1. 2 miles short of the runway and burst into flames. The accident killed two of three crewmembers and five of nine passengers. 
The probable cause was attributed to "(1) An aerodynamic stall that occurred when the flight crew allowed the airspeed to decay to stall speed following a very poorly planned and executed approach characterized by an absence of procedural discipline; (2) Improper pilot response to the stall warning, including failure to advance the power levers to maximum, and inappropriately raising the flaps; (3) Flight crew experience in 'glass cockpit' automated aircraft, aircraft type and in seat position, a situation exacerbated by a side letter of agreement between the company and its pilots; and (4) the company's failure to provide adequate stabilized approach criteria, and the FAA's failure to require such criteria. Member Vogt concluded that the last factor was contributory but not causal to the accident. Additionally, for the following two factors, Chairman Hall and Member Lauber concluded that they were causal to the accident, while Members Vogt and Hammerschmidt concluded they were contributory to the accident: (5) The company's failure to provide adequate crew resource management training, and the FAA's failure to require such training; and (6) the unavailability of suitable training simulators that precluded fully effective flight crew training. "
During taxiing, a Cessna 172 accidentally entered a perimeter road instead of Taxiway Charlie. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout After turning onto the road, the Cessna struck a fence with its left wing. Investigation revealed that the perimeter road was unmarked. 
The probable cause was attributed to "The pilot's failure to maintain obstacle clearance and his visual perception of the perimeter road as Taxiway Charlie. A factor in the accident was the absence of a sign identifying the perimeter road. "
The airport is accessible directly by taking exit number nine on Interstate 670 to International Gateway. Alternately, drivers located south of the airport can also get to the airport via Hamilton Road, just south of Interstate 270, and enter at Sawyer Road. 
Parking is available long-term and short-term in the six-story attached parking garage, though the first two levels are dedicated to rental cars. Additional long-term parking is also available in three outdoor lots along International Gateway, named blue, green, and red. All three lots access the terminal via free shuttle, which run continuously throughout the day. 
Port Columbus can be accessed by bus via the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Two routes are offered to and from the airport, route 92 which serves the east side of Columbus throughout the day and route 52 which serves the Ohio State University during school breaks. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. Those wishing to take the bus from other regions of central Ohio to the airport must take other busses and transfer to either route. 
Inbound taxi services are offered through numerous taxi businesses in the Columbus area. All outbound taxi services, however, are offered through Dulles Airport Taxi, Inc. 
Shuttle services are offered every twenty minutes taking passengers to the heart of Downtown Columbus. Downtown Columbus is the Central Business District of Columbus, Ohio, United States. Other shuttle services transports passengers to other directions other than downtown.