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Port Columbus International Airport

Port Columbus International Airport
Airport information
 Location of the Port Columbus International Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorColumbus Regional Airport Authority
LocationColumbus, Ohio
Elevation248 m (815 ft)
Aircraft operations163,984 (2008)
Passenger volume6233485
Cargo tonnage5,205 (2007)

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Port Columbus International Airport , commonly shortened to Port Columbus, is a Class C international airport located 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is managed by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which also oversees operations at Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field. 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 151 non-stop flights to 34 airports via 15 airlines daily. Traffic reached 6,233,485 passengers in 2009, a 9.8% decrease over the previous year.

According to a 2005 market survey, Port Columbus attracts about 50% of its passengers from outside of its 60 mi (96.6 km) radius primary service region. 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 almost all major airport hubs across the United States, with notable exceptions being San Francisco. 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 (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport operates more flights than Port Columbus but is located outside of Ohio in Northern Kentucky.). 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 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.

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