CNN Airport

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CNN Airport
CNN hi Network logo
LaunchedJune 3, 1991; 27 years ago (1991-06-03)[1]
Owned byCNN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaAvailable in select airports
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Formerly calledCNN Airport Network (1991–2010)
Sister channel(s)CNN
CNN en Español
CNN International
WebsiteOfficial website
Private VideoG-14 / 4040 H
CNN Airport logo from 1991 to 2010.
CNN Airport Network control room at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

CNN Airport is an out-of-home television network that is operated by CNN. The service broadcasts general news, weather, stock market updates, entertainment, and travel content to airports across the United States. The founding management was led by Jon Petrovich and Scott Weiss. Deborah Cooper was the inaugural vice president/general manager, and continues in the role today.


The network originally was test launched from June 3 to July 14, 1991 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport and O'Hare International Airport,[1] and officially debuted on January 20, 1992 as the CNN Airport Network,[2][not in citation given] and is currently shown in 60 airports in the United States, on televisions located in gate and boarding areas.


CNN Airport Network airs at 60 airports in North America.[3] CNN Airport alternates between live CNN and HLN news programming; it also airs additional weather, business and travel segments designed for air travelers, as well as occasional entertainment programming from TBS, TNT, TCM, Cartoon Network, and HBO. CNN Airport also airs full-length live NFL games, including playoffs and the Super Bowl; full-length NBA games including playoffs; select full-length games from the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament; and select full-length MLB post-season games.

CNN Airport broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with around-the-clock technical and editorial staffing. Because it broadcasts in public waiting areas, CNN Airport is more family friendly than regular CNN.

For security and safety reasons, the channel will not report on airline crashes or other similar commercial aviation incidents. CNN Airport also screens out material that is either sexually explicit or portrays graphic violence.


  1. ^ a b TBS to begin testing The Airport Channel, The Boston Globe (via HighBeam Research), May 12, 1991.
  2. ^ "CNN Newssource". 2001. Archived from the original on March 2, 2001. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
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