CAK Guest Pass Program

We can't wait to welcome you to CAK. Our Guest Pass Program allows you to explore the airport post-security, even when you're not flying!


Program and Security Information:

The CAK Guest Pass Program is intended for personal use and to enable approved visitors to shop or dine at the airport. Please apply below.

  • The CAK Guest Pass Program allows members of the public who are not flying to visit CAK and enjoy the amenities on the post-security side of the airport. Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM.
  • The CAK Guest Pass Program is NOT intended for supporting unaccompanied minors with travel. Parents/guardians will need to get a gate pass issued at their respective carrier ticket counter.
  • The CAK Guest Pass Program is NOT intended for accompanying family/friends to their gate.
  • All applications go through a background check. Entry with the CAK Guest Pass Program is not guaranteed.
  • Participants are subject to the same security regulations as passengers boarding an aircraft and must comply with TSA’s screening procedures and policies, do not bring items prohibited by TSA and review the 3-1-1 Liquids Rules.
  • Expedited screening and trusted traveler programs like TSA PreCheck cannot be used with the CAK Guest Pass Program.
  • Access is limited and passes are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • CAK Guest Pass Program is approved only for personal use; commercial or professional use is forbidden and will result in revocation of program access.
  • You must submit one registration per person.
  • For participant identification, each individual will be provided with a sticker. This sticker is to be affixed onto the outermost garment.

CAK Guest Pass Program participants must enter through screening at the TSA Checkpoint between 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

Please apply 24 hours in advance. At this time, the CAK Guest Pass Program is limited to 50 visitors per week, Tuesday through Friday. Before submitting, make sure to check that your information is accurate and provide your full legal name (exactly as it appears on your passport or driver’s license), date of birth, and your gender. You’ll receive a confirmation email verifying that your request has been received. Likewise, you'll receive next steps via email upon approval.

The Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires us to collect information from you for purposes of watch list screening, under authority of 49 U.S.C. section 114, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. Providing this information is voluntary; however, if it is not provided, you may be subject to additional screening or denied transport or authorization to enter a sterile area. TSA may share information you provide with law enforcement or intelligence agencies or others under its published system of records notice. For more on TSA privacy policies, or to view the systems of record notice and privacy impact assessment, please see TSA’s website at



Can I apply for the CAK Guest Pass Program on the same day I want to visit?

  • You can apply for the CAK Guest Pass Program up to 24 hours before your intended visit. 

Where can I apply for a visit? 

  • Apply exclusively via the form field below.

What forms of identification are accepted?

Where do I go when I get to the airport on my approved day?

  • Enter Door 3 and proceed to the Visitor Information Center located just ahead to the left of the doorway.

Can minors use the CAK Guest Pass Program?

  • Yes, minors are eligible to participate. Every person participating in the CAK Guest Pass program must complete a separate online application through the provided form field.

    • Visitors over the age of 15 who have a TSA-approved photo ID must complete registration online and bring the same photo ID that was used for registration to the airport with them.
    • Parents or guardians of minors without a photo ID must complete registration online for minors.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must remain under escort at all times by an approved adult CAK Guest Pass Program participant, with a ratio of 1 approved adult to 5 minors.

How many days is the CAK Guest Pass Program offered?

  • The program is offered Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. 


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