Why This Midwestern Airport Was Just Named Most Improved In North America

Most travelers view an airport as a means to an end. Sure, some airports are better than others, and there are always horror stories that make the rounds about insane security lines and of weary flyers who become temporarily stranded at an airport and must “survive” under less-than-ideal conditions. But some airports are actually pretty nice! One Midwestern airport in particular has taken steps to improve the overall traveler experience, and its efforts have been noticed. Here’s why Ohio’s Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was recently named “most improved” in North America by the Airports Council International:

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Cleveland’s airport continues to grow, with an expectation that more than 10 million travelers will be going through it by 2019. Local officials report that about 2.5 million of those also interacted with the community in some way, leaving the airport rather than just changing planes. Perhaps some of the local marketing efforts are working about why Cleveland, Ohio, is a great city to visit!

Have you passed through Cleveland’s airport in the past, and if so, what were your impressions? Awards were also given for the “best airport in North America” and it was a tie between Indianapolis, IN (IND) and Jacksonville, FL (JAX). Sounds like as air travel increases, local airport officials are listening to customers on ways to make it a better experience overall.