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Carriers Approve CLE Terminal Modernization

The airlines serving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) have given approval on $175 million of initial projects associated with the advanced planning, design and phasing of the City of Cleveland’s Terminal Modernization Development Program (TMDP).

Key elements of the TDMP will include expanded ticketing and passenger gate areas; consolidated and expanded security checkpoint processing; improvements to the roadway access system; increased public parking capacity, and enhanced customer experience throughout airport facilities.

“Passenger traffic levels at CLE are now regularly surpassing pre-pandemic activity, placing further demands on the existing airport infrastructure and facilities,” said Bryant Francis, director of the Cleveland department of port control, which oversees CLE “The approval to commence the first phase of the TDMP is the culmination of many months of working together with our signatory airline partners and our combined commitment to deliver world-class facilities which our customers desire and deserve.”

The first phase of the TDMP, provided by the airline support, will focus on “program definition” efforts which will look to refine the future airport facility requirements, establishing recommendations for renovation versus replacement of existing infrastructure and cost estimates of project elements. Recommendations from the program definition stage will serve as a blueprint for subsequent phases of the TDMP, which will be subject to further support from signatory airlines serving CLE.