Akron-Canton Airport Celebrates Busiest September Ever, Beats 2011 Record

Oct 25, 2012, 09:20 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

18th consecutive record-breaking month

GREEN, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen months in a row? Say it ain't so! But it is. It's another record breaking month at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). The airport marked its busiest September in history with passenger traffic surging 10 percent compared to September 2011. For the month, 153,314 passengers flew in/out of CAK. That figure surpasses our previous best September (2011) by 14,468 and also marks the 18th consecutive monthly record. Year-to-date passenger traffic is up 11 percent compared to the first nine months of 2011.  

"Customers love low fares and a great airport experience; and nobody can deliver that combination like Akron-Canton Airport," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "We don't take our growth for granted though. Each new customer is a gift and we'll keep working hard to ensure a great experience every time they fly CAK."

Passenger traffic was up on all airlines serving the airport. Southwest Airlines, which started service in August with nonstop service to Chicago Midway and Denver, carried 16,777 passengers. AirTran Airways (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines) offering nonstop service to Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Atlanta, New York, and Boston moved 55,030 total passengers. United with flights to Chicago O'Hare increased by 16 percent. Frontier Airlines flying nonstop to Denver was up 13 percent compared to last year. Delta, flying to Atlanta and Detroit and US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan), increased by 10 percent and six percent respectively. 

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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