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CMH today

Columbus has been an epicenter for air travel since the beginning. Our current terminal opened in 1958, making it more than six decades old. While there have been updates over the years, multiple assets and systems are nearing the end of their useful lives.

To keep up with projected growth, we need to rethink the way CMH is designed. This is where our award-winning partners come in.

Aerial view of the new terminal.

Building the terminal of the future

Architecture, design, and planning firm Gensler as well as local partner Moody Nolan are committed to creating the most passenger-friendly experience possible. The core of what travelers love about CMH—the ease and convenience—will be not only maintained, but improved in these much-needed upgrades. And since we’re always thinking about what’s next, there is significant space to expand the terminal to the east and add new gates to support Central Ohio as needed.

Easier, more efficient, and more sustainable

This is the terminal our growing city deserves. Learn more about the convenient new 5,000 car parking garage, stunning central marketplace with floor-to-ceiling views, and centralized security checkpoint for faster, more enjoyable travel experiences.

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Better for travelers. Better for the community.

The new CMH terminal is a transformational project that will serve the community for years to come. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) supports policies that benefit our community. This includes working with underrepresented businesses and supporting local workers, including union labor.

CRAA has committed to:

  • icon-handshake Supporting underrepresented businesses including small, local, minority, women-, and veteran-owned firms.
  • icon-25-percent 25% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Disadvantaged Business Program (DBE/DBP) construction participation goal​.
  • icon-dollars Pay wages and benefits equal to the base wage and fringes established in the prevailing wage schedule to all contractors performing on-site work on the new terminal project, which is enforced by project contracts.


2018-2022 Saving & planning

2022-2024 Design

Early 2025 Groundbreaking

2025-2028 Construction

Early 2029 New terminal opens