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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 03/12/2012 by Kristie VanAuken
So things are off to a dang good start at CAK in 2012. The best news comes from Southwest Airlines who recently announced that CAK is on their network for good. This is so huge on so many levels that my excitement is nearly indescribable. The integration will take some time, but we’ve waited for nearly 25 years, so what’s another 12-18 months in the grand scheme of things? What’s really exciting is that not only are Southwest/ AirTran staying but they are...
Posted on 01/30/2012 by Kristie VanAuken
Southwest is coming to CAK!! I still can hardly believe it. Why, might you ask? Well, let me give you a little of the back story.
When I took this job at CAK back in 1996, we commissioned the first air service development study. Generally, we knew the routes and potential for building our passenger service, but we needed a road map for ourselves and our community. We hired the Boyd Group to do the research...
Posted on 11/21/2011 by Kristie VanAuken
Gobble, gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is truly my favorite time of year. I have so much for which to be grateful! Topping my list are family, healthy kids and faithful husband, incredible friends who support me, dynamic work, and the opportunity (really it’s a privilege) to give back to this incredible community.
All of us at Akron-Canton Airport are grateful to our Customers who continue to express their love for our low fares and a fantastic airport experience. So, back at’cha! Here are a...
Posted on 11/02/2011 by Kristie VanAuken
We unwittingly unleashed a firestorm last week.
So, here’s how the whole thing came down. We get word from LeBron James’ advance team that he has a personal flight from Akron-Canton Airport. Because he is a celebrity and a superstar, we wanted to welcome him. Akron is his hometown after all. So, CAK is his hometown airport. We feature all sorts of celebs on our Facebook wall because our fans find them interesting (and so do we!).
LeBron arrived in a black...
Posted on 09/19/2011 by Kristie VanAuken
Almost every group, business or organization that I know (with a shred of brand equity) has a website. The site often showcases features and benefits of the group or organization and may feature a retail/commerce/ merchant system to actually sell products. All good stuff really.
With our new website though, in our ever persistent quest to affirm our brand and engage with Customers, our goal was more holistic than benefits and commerce. It is about seamless integration of our brand voice.
A couple of...
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