Akron-Canton Airport Sets All-time Passenger Record in 2011

Dec 14, 2011, 09:24 ET from Akron-Canton Airport

Reaches 1.564 million passengers today

GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travelers in Northeast Ohio love the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) and we love them right back. At the end of the day today, 1,564,000 total passengers will have traveled through CAK, exceeding our all-time tally (1,560,031) set in 2010. To celebrate, we will have fun activities for our Customers and fans.  In addition to the all-time record, November was our busiest month, as well, with more than 143,000 choosing CAK for their flight. During 2011, monthly passenger records have been set nine out of eleven months.  For the decade, passenger figures have doubled.

"This is an amazing day for us," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "We have worked tirelessly to offer the most relaxing airport experience possible while our airline partners offer the lowest average fares in Ohio or Pennsylvania. It is a great combination. More and more travelers are finding Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go and we are so grateful for their business."

And if you are flying in/out of CAK today, boy, are you lucky!  Be sure to stop by our fun photo booth to commemorate this rockin' day at the airport. Fun photo strips are on the house. Our gift and dining partner, MSE Branded Foods will be offering Customers free freshly baked cookies at the photo booth, too. Plus, be sure to visit our Facebook wall for an opportunity to win CAK prize packs throughout the day. Look for photos of our beautiful, fun, quirky and fabulous Customers at: www.facebook.com/akroncantonairport.

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. 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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