GREEN, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not even snow and freezing rain could keep sun seeking travelers away from the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in January. Against all-weather odds, more than 111,700 passengers traveled to and from CAK during the month, up 5 percent compared to January 2010.
"This is an extraordinary start to the year," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "It is so gratifying to welcome customers from throughout the region, many of whom battled tough weather conditions just to get here. They come for the first time for our low, low fares and come back time and again for the relaxing airport experience that accompanies the great prices. It is what makes CAK a better way to go."
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 and Boston increased 3 percent compared to January 2010. Plus, SkyWest Airlines' (in partnership with AirTran Airways) flights to Milwaukee contributed to the record; up 50 percent from last year with more than 3,000 passengers. US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan), increased by 38 percent compared to last year. Additionally, Frontier Airlines with nonstop flights to Denver and United Express, flying to Chicago O' Hare, were up 16 percent and 10 percent respectively.
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. The centerpiece of CAK 2018, the extension and safety upgrade of Runway 5/23 was completed in November 2010. Expanded gate screening and additional automobile parking are slated for 2011. 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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