Akron-Canton Airport Has Busiest September of All Time; Our Sixth Monthly Record in 2010

Oct 12, 2010, 12:27 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

GREEN, Ohio, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Does another broken record sound like a broken record? It just may seem that way since Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) broke our sixth monthly record for 2010.  We don't take it for granted though. Every customer counts at CAK. In September more than 125,000 passengers traveled to and from Akron-Canton, making it the airport's busiest September of all time. That figure was up nine percent compared to 2009 and beat the airport's previous best September (2008) by 3,487 passengers. For the first nine months of the year, more than 1,175,800 passengers traveled to and from CAK, an eight percent increase compared to 2009.  

"We are truly humbled by the number of local travelers choosing to begin their trip at CAK," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "I have to give all the credit to our team members and partners. From our shuttle drivers, to exceptional airlines, to great dining options and efficient and through safety screening, we work hard to make every customer feel relaxed and at home."

Nearly every carrier at CAK experienced an increase in September. AirTran Airways, up 9 percent, carried 55,435 total passengers for the month. Plus, new flights to Milwaukee that AirTran Airways offers in partnership with SkyWest Airlines added another 4,000 passengers. US Airways, which added an additional trip to Charlotte, was up 32 percent. United Express and Frontier Airlines were up nine and three 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 will be complete in November of this year. Other projects include a new aircraft firefighting and rescue building and a federal inspection facility. Also, Akron-Canton Airport was awarded Best Experience on June 8, 2010 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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