Posted September 14, 2006 in Press Releases
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2006
Frederick J. Krum Kristie Van Auken Akron- 330-896-2376
judy.graham-Weaver@airtran.com Atlanta- 678.254.7448
AKRON-CANTON AIRPORT ANNOUNCES DAILY SERVICE TO FORT LAUDERDALE ABOARD AIRTRAN AIRWAYS
Seasonal service January 4, 2007 - May 7, 2007
Green, OH-- Going to Florida this winter? Then look no farther than Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). Beginning January 4, 2007, AirTran Airways will add daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aboard comfy Boeing 717 aircraft. The new service will compliment the carrier's other nonstop Florida flights from CAK to Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers. Service to Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will be the airline's seventh non-stop destination from CAK.
"We are excited to add our 7th non-stop destination from Akron-Canton Airport. With daily non-stops to Atlanta, New York, Boston, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and now Fort Lauderdale, AirTran Airways quality low-fare service meets the service needs of Northeast Ohio," said John P. Kirby, director of strategic planning and scheduling.
"Northeast Ohioans love Florida and flock to the Miami- Fort Lauderdale- Palm Beach corridor for both leisure and business trips," said airport director Fred Krum. "By adding daily Fort Lauderdale flights, AirTran Airways has made getting to the Southeast Florida region easier than ever. Couple that with a brand new concourse, shorter lines, less confusion and nonstop service to all four great Florida cities, and you'll see why AirTran Airways makes CAK the absolute best way to get to Florida this winter."
AirTran Airways serves more nonstop destinations and carries more passengers than any other airline at CAK. Because AirTran Airways has significantly reduced air fares in this market, CAK was ranked as the sixth least expensive airport in the country, in the US Department of Transportation's fourth quarter Domestic Airline Fares Consumer Report.
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About AirTran Airways
AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company and one of America's largest low-fare airlines with 7,800 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates nearly 700 daily flights to 50 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways' aircraft features the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717-200 to create America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.airtran.com/ (America Online Keyword: AirTran).
About Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)
Akron-Canton Airport opened its new, spacious, four-gate passenger concourse in early May from which AirTran Airways operates its big jet flights. 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, directions, real time arrivals and departures, and a blog port is available at www.akroncantonairport.com, CAK's new web portal. Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go®.