GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Give thanks? You bet! We are thankful for our 19th 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®.
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