Akron-Canton Airport Celebrates 10th Consecutive Record Passenger Month; Busiest January in History

Feb 23, 2012, 09:51 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

GREEN, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is on a roll! Our record-setting pace continues in 2012. Fueled by an 18 percent surge in passenger traffic aboard AirTran Airways (a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines), and strong growth aboard Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways, CAK is kicking off the year with more Customers in January than ever before. Nearly 126,000 passengers traveled to and from the airport during the month, an increase of 12.6 percent compared to January 2011. It also marks the 10th record-breaking month in a row for CAK.

"We are simply blown away," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "More and more Customers are trying CAK. We hope to keep them coming back with our low fares and relaxing airport experience. We'll keep working hard to make our new and existing Customers feel great about choosing us."

Passenger traffic was up on nearly all airlines that offer flights at the airport. AirTran Airways, offering nonstop service to Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Atlanta, New York, Boston and Milwaukee (new service to Denver commences June 2, 2012 and Chicago Midway starts August 12, 2012), increased 18 percent compared to January 2011 carrying 63,000 total passengers.  Frontier Airlines with nonstop flights to Denver was up a whopping 40 percent compared to last year. Delta, flying to Atlanta and Detroit, was up 21 percent.  US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan), increased by 9 percent.

About Akron-Canton Airport                                                            
Akron-Canton Airport offers low fares and relaxing experience. CAK's airfares are the 14th average lowest in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. CAK 2018, the airport's 10-year, $110-million capital improvement plan, continues.  A new state-of-the-art security checkpoint and the extension and safety upgrade of runway 5/23 are completed. 2012 projects include a new aircraft rescue and firefighting maintenance facility and additional automobile 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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