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The Akron-Canton Airport Capital Improvement Plan

CAK 2018 is our 10-year, $110 Million Capital Improvement Plan - the most ambitious capital improvement plan in our history.

The airport authority has unveiled CAK 2018 – the most ambitious capital improvement plan in Akron-Canton Airport's history. The 10-year, $110 million plan calls for 10 vital projects in the next 10 years. From a major runway extension to a new customs and border patrol facility to accommodate international flights, the projects will create new flight options for travelers in northeastern Ohio, the Cleveland+ region.

Watch the tour of our renovated food court and expanded TSA security checkpoint. This project is expected to be complete by Thanksgiving 2011.

See all of the projects of CAK 2018.

10 Projects of CAK 2018


1) Runway 5/23 Extension (Completed in November 2010)

Runway 5/23 will be extended from 7,600 ft. to 8,200 ft. This means CAK passengers will be able to fly farther – non-stop to anywhere in the U.S. and throughout Mexico and Canada. The safety area at the north end of the runway will be upgraded and our Instrument Landing System will be relocated. Cost: $60 million

2) Expand Aircraft Parking and General Aviation Area (Future)

This will give us enough space to park 2-3 more Boeing 737-800 aircraft and could serve as a future deicing pad. A new ramp also will be built for private pilots. Cost: $5 million

3) Replace Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Maintenance Facility (ARFF) (Active)

A new 30,000 sq. ft. building will be built on a new site replacing our 30-year-old facility. It also will be an airfield management and weather center and house two fire trucks and other heavy equipment like snow plows and mowers. Cost: $5 million

4) New Customs and Border Patrol Facility (Active)

The customs and border patrol facility is currently slated to replace our fire fighting facility (ARFF) because it is so close to customer parking lots. It will act as its own terminal for international arriving flights. It will house a customs check point and baggage claim area. International flights will depart from our main terminal building.Cost: $3.65 million

5) Expand Auto Parking Lots (Active)

Up to 1,000 new spots will give the parking lot increased capacity by 50%. Cost: $2.5 million

6) Widen Entrance Road (Future)

One more lane will be added to make dropping off or picking up passengers even easier. Storm water and sewer lines will be replaced beneath the road. Cost: $5 million

7) Expand Ticket Wing (Future)

A new counter with three tickets position will be added as well an extra 150 ft. of check-in space. The expansion will also add more space for baggage make-up and TSA baggage checks. Cost: $2.5 million

8) Expand TSA Screening Area (Active)

We will add 25 percent more space or up to 5,000 additional sq. ft. so we can accommodate an additional screening lane. That means that 33 percent more people could be screened per hour. The food court will be relocated to the other side of the main concourse to allow for the extra room. Cost: $3 million

9) Expand New Concourse (Future)

Our new upper level concourse completed in 2006 will be extended by 300 ft. That provides for three more gates, a new business club, 300 more seats, a glass atrium and more restrooms. Cost: $18 million

10) Build new Port Green Industrial Park (Active)

Partnering with the City of Green, we will apply for a grant from the State of Ohio's Job Ready Site Program to develop Port Green, a continuation of the already successful CAK International Business Park. The 213 acres will be developed into 10-12 business sites bringing up to 1,000 high paying jobs to northeast Ohio. Other potential regional economic impacts include $45 million in real property tax, $20 million in personal property tax and a $30 million annual payroll. Cost: $6 million

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