Posted December 09, 2014 in Press Releases
Green, OH – The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is moving on up – with more airline flights and bigger airplanes. Airline capacity at CAK is up more than 11% compared to December 2013. What does it mean for travelers in Northeast Ohio? More flight choices and lower fares. Southwest Airlines is leading the way with more seats to popular holiday destinations like Orlando, New York (LGA), Ft. Myers, Tampa, Boston, Washington D.C. (DCA), Denver, and Atlanta.
“This is great news for holiday travelers this year,” said President and CEO Rick McQueen. “The added airline capacity allows for more convenient options at CAK. We expect to be very busy and there is no better gift than that.”
December is not the only month that CAK will see an increase in capacity. The airport will experience an 11% average increase in airline seats through at least April 2015. In addition to Southwest’s larger planes and new destinations, Delta Airlines will also fly larger CRJ700s and 900s from CAK to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) starting on January 5th. The larger planes feature comfy business class seating and 72 more daily seats.
To prepare for the busy, upcoming Christmas travel period, CAK advises Customers to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to their departure and to read up on TSA travel tips before coming to the airport. Also, visit akroncantonairport.com for information on parking options and real-time arrival and departure information.
About Akron-Canton Airport
What makes Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go? It is all about low fares and a relaxing experience. CAK is ranked the 15th most affordable airport by Cheapflights.com (ahead of all Northeast Ohio airports). Plus, Southwest Airlines joined US Airways in offering daily nonstop service to Washington D.C. Reagan National Airport in November. For fun holiday surprises, follow CAK at akroncantonairport.com, Facebook or Twitter. Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go. ®