Posted July 14, 2008 in Press Releases
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For Immediate Release
Monday, July 14, 2008
Contact: Kristie VanAuken, Director, Marketing & Communicationskvanauken@akroncantonairport.comAk- 330-896.2376 Can-330.499.4059
Akron-Canton AIrport Welcomes 7.7 Percent More Passengers in June
Green, OH: Things were hopping at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in June. Just 27 passengers short of an all-time record June (set in 2005), the airport enjoyed a substantial increase in travel during the month. More than 134,000 travelers used CAK in June 2008; a 7.7 percent increase compared to the same month last year. Plus, the passenger figure represents our fifth best month in airport history.
"We are so pleased that customers continue to choose CAK," said Kristie VanAuken, airport marketing and communications director. "Passengers love the low fares offered by carriers like AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines as well as shorter walks to their gate, sparkling clean facilities and amenities like massage chairs and parking right outside the terminal. We believe it is the little things that make Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go.® "
Nearly every carrier at CAK posted an increase in passengers compared to last year. More than 61,000 passengers flew AirTran Airways during the month, a 10.3% increase. US Airways (25.5%), Northwest (5.7%), Frontier (1.7%) and United Express (8.6%) also contributed significantly to the strong boarding figures. Total airport passengers are up 1.76 percent compared to the first half of 2007.
About Akron-Canton Airport
Akron-Canton Airport kicked off CAK 2018, its 10-year, $110-million Capital Improvement in March of this year. The plan is the most ambitious in the airport's 62-year history and includes a 600 ft. runway extension allowing full-sized jets to reach the west coast, Caribbean and Mexico. Other projects include a Customs and Border Patrol Facility, extended upper level concourse and the construction of Port Green, an industrial park that could bring more than 1,000 high paying jobs to northeast Ohio. Photos of the airport are available at www.flickr.com/akroncantonairport; and Facebook members are warmly invited to join the Akron-Canton Airport group at www.Facebook.com by searching for Akron-Canton Airport. Additional information including flight reservations, driving instructions, and relaxation station is available at www.akroncantonairport.com, CAK's comprehensive web portal. Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go®.