Akron-Canton Airport has Busiest November of All Time

Dec 23, 2010, 10:43 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

Our Eighth Monthly Record in 2010

GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Did you know that oxygen, needed for all life, has an atomic number of eight? Like oxygen, customers keep things alive at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). In November, more than 128,000 customers traveled to and from Akron-Canton, making it the airport's busiest November of all time. That figure was up 11 percent compared to 2009 and beat the airport's previous best November which was in 2005 by more than 10,000 passengers. For the first eleven months of the year, more than 1,436,000 passengers traveled to and from CAK, an eight percent increase compared to 2009. Eight monthly passenger records have been shattered this year.

"Eight has replaced seven as our lucky number," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "We feel so blessed to be the trusted point of departure for so many new customers. All I can say is 'thanks for giving us the opportunity to earn your business.' We will work hard to keep them coming back in 2011 with exceptional fares, a relaxing airport experience and a higher level of engagement using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter."

Nearly every carrier at CAK experienced an increase in November. AirTran Airways was up a whopping 12 percent compared to the same month last year. Plus, new flights to Milwaukee that AirTran Airways offers in partnership with SkyWest Airlines added another 4,000 passengers. US Airways was up 45 percent. Frontier Airlines and United Express were up eight and seven 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. Other projects include a new aircraft firefighting and rescue building and a federal inspection facility. 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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