GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thank you Northeast Ohio! As we approach this weekend of gratitude for life's gifts, the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) couldn't be more thankful to our Customers for starting their air trip from CAK. In October, a total of 148,113 Customers traveled through the airport making it the airport's busiest October of all time. It is also the airport's fifth best month in history. The October number beat our previous busiest October set in 2010, by 15,064 passengers, an 11 percent increase. For the first ten months of the year, 1,378,318 total travelers flew CAK, a 5.3 percent increase compared to 2010.
"We are so delighted and humbled by the Customer support expressed so far this year," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "We remain committed to providing the absolute best experience possible. With new automobile parking available for the busy Thanksgiving weekend and our new TSA security checkpoint opening in early December our focus on service has never been stronger."
Customers aboard AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, increased 19 percent compared to October 2010 carrying 70,900 passengers to six nonstop destinations including Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Milwaukee, New York and Boston. Delta Air Lines, offering nonstop flights to Atlanta and Detroit, was up 27 percent compared to last year carrying 30,800. With 16,300 passengers, Frontier Airlines with nonstop flights to Denver gained 10 percent. US Airways, offering nonstop flights to Charlotte, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, gained 2 percent with 22,348 total Customers.
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About Akron-Canton Airport
Akron-Canton Airport kicked off CAK 2018, its 10-year, $110-million Capital Improvement Plan in 2008. The plan is the most ambitious in the airport's 65-year history. 2011 projects include an expanded security screening area and additional automobile parking. The centerpiece of CAK 2018, the extension and safety upgrade of Runway 5/23 was completed in 2010. Also, Akron-Canton Airport was awarded the 2011 Auditor of the State Award for excellent record-keeping. Keep up to date on all things CAK including flight reservations, driving instructions, and welcome kit at akroncantonairport.com. Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go®.
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