Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is dedicated to its mission to connect Central Ohio with the world through the operation of three airports: Port Columbus International, Rickenbacker International, and Bolton Field. The history of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority is a story about two entities coming together to deliver superior aviation services for Central Ohio. The Rickenbacker Port Authority was formed in 1979 to redevelop land the military released from the closure of the Rickenbacker Air Force Base and in 1990 took over the operations of the airport. The following year the operation of Port Columbus International Airport and Bolton Field Airport was transferred from the City of Columbus to the Columbus Airport Authority. In 2003 the Columbus Airport Authority and the Rickenbacker Port Authority were merged to create the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to provide for the strategic operation and development of Port Columbus, Rickenbacker and Bolton Field airports.