Akron-Canton Airport Breaks All-Time Passenger Record for Second Consecutive Month in July

Aug 22, 2011, 11:01 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

GREEN, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Merci! Danke! Shukran! Arigato! Toda! Grazie! Spasibo! Gracias! It doesn't really matter how you say thanks, the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) couldn't feel more grateful towards the 154,772 customers who traveled to/from CAK during the month of July. This monthly record also marks the best month in the airport's 64-year history, set in June 2011.  Compared to July 2010, the airport hosted nearly 8,000 more passengers this year, a 5.4 percent increase.

"This is what airport leaders dream about," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "We are honored and humbled by the overwhelming Customer response to our low fares and relaxing airport experience. We will continue to work with our airline partners to offer exceptional service to the destinations travelers in Northeast Ohio want most and we are committed to enhancing our facilities both inside and out, in keeping with our CAK 2018 capital improvement plan. The future is truly bright at CAK."

Passengers aboard AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, increased 4.9 percent compared to June 2010 carrying 73,700 passengers to six nonstop destinations including Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, New York, Milwaukee and Boston. Delta Air Lines, offering nonstop flights to Atlanta and Detroit, was up 20 percent compared to last year. United Express, with flights to Chicago O'Hare, was up 6.4 percent.

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 64-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 Best Experience as part of the 2010 World Class Customer Service Awards presented by Smart Business. Keep up to date on all things CAK by visiting Social CAK – our comprehensive social media portal. Additional information including flight reservations, driving instructions, and relaxation station is available at www.akroncantonairport.com. Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go®.  

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