Akron-Canton Airport Celebrates Busiest October Ever, Beats 2011 Record
GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2012
19^th consecutive record-breaking month
GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Give thanks? You bet! We
are thankful for our 19^th consecutive record breaking month at Akron-Canton
Airport (CAK). October passenger traffic surged eight percent ahead of October
2011; beating our previous busiest October by 11,566 passengers. For the
month, nearly 160,000 Customers flew in/out of CAK, the fourth best month on
record. Year-to-date passenger traffic is up 11 percent compared to the first
ten months of 2011.
"As we enter the busy holiday travel season, we are reminded of our many
blessings," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "Travelers from throughout
northeastern Ohio continue to choose CAK for our low fares and our commitment
to a relaxing customer experience. That truly is our greatest blessing."
Passenger traffic was up on all airlines serving the airport. Southwest
Airlines and AirTran Airways (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest
Airlines) were up two percent compared to last year. Delta, flying to Atlanta
and Detroit increased by 20 percent. Both US Airways, with flights to
Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan) and Frontier Airlines
flying nonstop to Denver were up nine percent. United Express with flights to
Chicago O'Hare increased by six percent.
About Akron-Canton Airport
What makes Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go? It is all about low fares
and a relaxing experience. Our low airfares have saved travelers in Northeast
Ohio $958 million in the last 16 years. CAK was ranked as the 11th most
affordable airport in the U.S. and the top in the state of Ohio, according to
a June 2012 study from CheapFlights.com for the third consecutive year. The
airport is also making significant progress on CAK 2018, the airport's
10-year, $110-million capital improvement plan. 2012 projects include a new
aircraft rescue and firefighting maintenance facility and more parking. Keep
up to date on all things CAK at akroncantonairport.com. You also can join the
conversation about CAK and your travels at Facebook.com/akroncantonairport or
Twitter.com/CAKairport. Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go®.
SOURCE Akron-Canton Airport
Contact: Kristie Van Auken, Senior Vice-President and CMCO , +1-330-896-2376
(Akron), +1-330-499-4059 (Canton), firstname.lastname@example.org
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