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Get your vitamin D
Sun, glorious sun! Good for your health, good for your spirits, and a good deal of the bright stuff is found throughout our open, airy, cheerful concourse!
Who needs peanuts? You have Amish Granola!
At the CAK Marketplace, you'll find all sorts of unique, locally
produced food and merchandise to bring along on your trip.
That's what you'll do through check-in and security, thanks to our shorter lines. (We get you
from car to gate 40% faster, in fact). My, oh, my, what a wonderful day!
Wanna go on a great trip? Follow Kristie's many quirky journeys and jaunts inside and outside of the airline industry.
Posted on 07/09/2014 by Kristie VanAuken
Let’s face it. Travel can be stressful, especially if you have little ones in tow. My kids are now old enough to wonder the concourse on their own…maybe even travel by themselves to visit relatives (13 and 11)… but I remember very clearly how hard it was to manage travel with toddlers.
Okay, I am biased but CAK is a great option for traveling families. We think carefully about how the airport experience feels from your car to the gate. Short lines, a...
Posted on 05/06/2014 by Kristie VanAuken
Good ones can change the way you look at your business; your career. Well, we just wrapped up a good one here. Our #LUVCAK campaign was a colossal undertaking; coordinating with six community partners and one darn good airline. It was hard work, took nearly six months to launch, but was undoubtedly one of the high points of my career.
I’ve been blessed in my nearly 18 years at CAK. We’ve been part of many smaller community partnerships that have driven...
Posted on 03/25/2014 by Kristie VanAuken
Southwest Airlines announced yesterday that they will begin two daily nonstops from Akron-Canton to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on November 2, 2014. Needless to say, we are absolutely thrilled about the announcement. We have worked hard to ensure the successful integration of AirTran and Southwest at CAK and this signals that we’ve done a thing or two right. From our #LUVCAK grassroots campaign to our co-op advertising, we’ve been in lock step since the acquisition was announced. Things haven’t...
Posted on 02/03/2014 by Kristie VanAuken
Last summer Rick and I got a visit from the leaders of our chambers and convention and visitors bureaus- Akron and Canton. What was on their mind? Making Southwest successful at CAK. For the past seventeen years, our chambers and business community had supported AirTran, making it the preferred airline for low fares and great destinations. During that time though, our leadership asked us repeatedly about Southwest. If AirTran could be so successful at CAK, what about Southwest?
Their desire to attract this world-class airline...
Posted on 09/12/2013 by Kristie VanAuken
Sometimes there is a topic that you must write about and well, this is it for me. In 2011, Southwest Airlines® purchased AirTran Airways. Customers in northeast Ohio really, really like(d) AirTran. Come to think of it, what’s not to like: business class seating you can afford, comfy full-sized jets, nonstop flights to awesome destinations like Atlanta, Orlando, New York, Boston, Tampa and Ft. Myers.
CAK and AirTran grew up together. It was a good thing. No, it was a great thing. But as...
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