Akron-Canton Airport has busiest month ever; setting all-time passenger record

Jul 25, 2012, 09:49 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

June 2012 marks the 15th consecutive month of record-breaking passenger traffic

GREEN, Ohio, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Well, that didn't last long! Just one month after an all-time record-breaking May at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), June overcame May as the airport's busiest month ever. Marking a 65-year monthly passenger record, 168,935 Customers travelled to/from CAK in June, beating May by 10,000 passengers. Compared to June of last year, the airport hosted 17,820 more passengers in 2012; a twelve percent increase. For the first six months of the year, 874,270 travelers flew to/from CAK, up 12 percent compared with the first six months of 2011.

"We are so grateful to our Customers for choosing Akron-Canton Airport for their flights," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "Our CAK team works hard every day to make the travel experience more enjoyable and relaxing. From pouring the coffee to buffing the floors and readying the terminal, our team is committed to making CAK a better way to go."

June 2012 also marks the 15th consecutive month of record-breaking passenger traffic. Plus, 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.

AirTran Airways (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines) offering nonstop service to Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Milwaukee and Denver increased 27 percent compared to June 2011 carrying 89,717 total passengers. Frontier Airlines flying nonstop to Denver was up 13 percent compared to last year. US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan), increased by 11 percent. United with flights to Chicago O'Hare, increased by 5 percent. Further, beginning August 12, 2012, Southwest Airlines will begin two daily nonstop trips to Chicago Midway along with replacing AirTran's nonstop flight to Denver. Southwest tickets can only be purchased at southwest.com.

About Akron-Canton Airport
Akron-Canton Airport offers low fares and relaxing experience. Low airfares at CAK have saved $958 million in total airfare savings in the last 16 years for the Northeast Ohio region. 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 continues to make significant progress on CAK 2018, the airport's 10-year, $110-million capital improvement plan.  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. 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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