Burke Lakefront Airport1501 N. Marginal Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-781-6411 | http://www.burkeairport.com
Aviation on the Lake
Burke Lakefront Airport was originally conceived in 1927 as part of Cleveland's lakefront plan, as a location for amphibious planes to land.
Burke Lakefront Airport was originally conceived in 1927 as part of Cleveland's lakefront plan, partially as a location for amphibious planes to land. While amphibious planes did not end up having the popularity some expected, plans remained in place until the airport finally was opened in 1947. Burke Lakefront Airport was unique as the first downtown airport in the United States and the first municipally owned and operated airport. Named in honor of Cleveland Mayor Thomas A. Burke, the airport serves private planes and charter flights. It is also houses the International Women’s Air and Space Museum.Read More
Notes for Travelers
As a functioning airport, many sections of the airport are off-limits to sightseers. However, the terminal is open to the public.