Akron-Canton Airport sets 20th record-breaking month and reaches best year ever

Dec 21, 2012, 13:01 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

Reaches 1.69 million passengers with a month still to go

GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boy, do we have a lot to celebrate this holiday season! Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) busted through yet another monthly passenger record, making November 2012 the 20th consecutive record-breaking month. 159,409 Customers flew to/from the airport during the month, an 11 percent increase over last year. And better yet, November's number puts CAK's yearly Customer total at 1,688,380, exceeding our all-time yearly tally (1,664,397) set in 2011.  Annual records have been achieved 12 out of the last 15 years. To celebrate, the CAK Thank You Crew will be performing "Random Acts of CAKness", delivering small tokens of our appreciation to travelers flying out of the airport today.

"Even after 20 months, we never tire of breaking records," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "Our Customers are at the center of every decision we make, which is why we are pleased to offer Random Acts of CAKness." We will definitely have some fun today."

During November, passenger traffic was up on all airlines serving the airport. Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines) were up 11 percent compared to last year. Delta, flying to Atlanta and Detroit increased by 10 percent. US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan) was up 11 percent compared to last year. Frontier Airlines flying nonstop to Denver saw passengers rise nearly 14 percent. United Express with flights to Chicago O'Hare increased by 1 percent.

If you are flying in/out of CAK today, be on the lookout for our "Random Acts of CAKness" team for a holiday treat. Join in the fun today by following our Thank You Crew at: www.facebook.com/akroncantonairport and twitter.com/cakairport.

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 Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go®.

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