Posted June 08, 2006 in Press Releases
AKRON-CANTON AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 16 PERCENT IN APRIL
Green, OH: Low fares, big jets and a better customer experience are proving a powerful combination to attract additional passengers at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). April passenger traffic rose nearly 16.5 percent compared to the same month last year, on a 1.5 percent capacity gain. For the month, 129,000 total passengers used the airport versus 110,700 last year; for a net gain of 18,000 passengers. Traffic through April has increased 9.5 percent compared to last year.
"It feels great to be announcing this passenger gain on the heels of AirTran Airways' annual meeting last week," said airport director Fred Krum. "Our growth over the past decade is directly linked to their growth; plus our airport experience takes the stress out of flying. Great service, low fares, new facilities and award winning airlines like AirTran Airways make CAK a better way to go."
Both AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines posted strong passenger growth at the airport in February; with a 22 and 100 percent increase in passengers respectively. AirTran Airways nonstops from CAK include Atlanta, New York (LaGuardia), Boston, Orlando, Tampa, and seasonal service to Ft. Myers. Frontier Airlines flies to its westbound Denver hub aboard big, comfy Airbus jets with satellite TV in every seatback. Frontier will celebrate its one year anniversary at the airport in June.
The airport opened its new, spacious, four-gate passenger concourse in early May. AirTran Airways operates its big jet flights from three gates and Frontier Airlines will operate from the fourth later this summer. The concourse is the centerpiece of the airport's $60 million, five-year STAR expansion project. Other elements of STAR included longer runways, a new baggage claim wing, additional car parking and a food court with national brands. Additional information including flight reservations, driving instructions, and a relaxation station is available at www.akroncantonairport.com, CAK's new web portal.Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go®.