Akron-Canton Airport Directory

A Better Way To Go Akron Canton Airport

Northeast Ohio's Preferred Airport

You're one in a million, because nearly one million passengers choose Akron-Canton Airport each year. We're easier. Hey, we're only 40 miles from Cleveland-Hopkins and so much simpler to reach, park and get to your flight. We're cheaper, giving you the lowest average airfares around. We're faster, with all sorts of improvements you'll love, to get you inside and in the air in no time. 

Airport Hours

Terminal Hours
Akron-Canton Airport Directory Terminal Hours


Please contact the Information Center for updates.

Information Center Hours
Akron-Canton Airport Directory Visitor Center

Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Phone 1-888-434-2FLY

TSA Security Checkpoint
Akron-Canton Airport Directory TSA Pre Check

4:30 a.m. to 30 minutes after the last scheduled flight.

The checkpoint does not stay open late in the event of a delay, so plan to arrive based on scheduled flight time. Closing time varies with airline schedule changes.

Akron-Canton Airport Directory Security


Airport security is provided by the Summit County Sherriff’s Department. They can be reached at 330-896-6390.

CAK Airport Maps

Getting around Akron-Canton Airport is as easy as getting here. If you’re used to the walking … walking … walking … at other airports, use our Akron-Canton Airport directory. There's so much waiting for you inside and out. Parking's on-site, lines are short and everything's close and easy to find. 

TSA Screening & Security

Open daily from 4:30 am to 30 minutes after the last scheduled flight. For flights after these hours, check with the airline locally.

Please be Aware:

Hours are subject to change due to airline schedules. Passengers should always arrive 90 minutes prior to originally schedule departure to ensure they are through security screening for departure. 

Delayed Flights:

Delayed flights do not prevent security from closing 30 minutes after the last flight's originally scheduled departure time. 

Preparing for TSA security screening will help your travels from Akron-Canton Airport go as smoothly as possible.


3-1-1 Rule for Carry-Ons

All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3.4 ounce (100ml) or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. Each container must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller.

All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Gallon-size bags or bags that are not zip-top, such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. Each traveler can use only one, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag.

Each traveler must remove their quart-sized plastic, zip-top bag from their carry-on and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.

TSA Guide

Additional Rules and Tips for TSA Screening

  • Passengers may bring liquid hand sanitizer containers up to 12 oz. in their carry-on bag 
  • Consolidate bottles into one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening.
  • Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on, it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.
  • 3-1-1 is for short trips. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.
  • Declare larger liquids. Medications, baby formula and food, and breast milk are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.
  • Come early and be patient. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints.
  • TSA works with our airline and airport partners to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public.

All information above was taken directly from www.TSA.gov. Please visit www.TSA.gov. for the latest updates in security procedures

Services & Amenities

Our lines may be short, but our list of amenities is long. We've added many courtesies and comforts throughout our bright, clean terminal – all to help make your travel experience as enjoyable as possible. See below as well as the Dining sections below. In addition, find an ATM directly across from the Business Center for any personal or business needs. 

WiFi and Power Towers
Akron-Canton Airport Directory Free Wifi

No need to roam around trying to find a strong signal or an outlet in some far away corner at CAK, because they’re ready for you! Surf the web using our free WiFi and enjoy the convenience of power outlets placed throughout our seating areas to keep your laptop juiced.

Step2® PlayPort
Akron-Canton Airport Directory Step2 Play

Step2, a Northeast Ohio company that makes toys, indoor playsets and outdoor activity sets, has created a jumbo–sized activity area where your young ones can run, skip, slide, teeter–totter and burn off some of that energy before your flight. 

AultCare Mother's Lounge
Mothers Lounge Akron-Canton Airport Directory

Passengers traveling with children can comfortably feed, change, or relax with their little one in the mother’s lounge located between gate 7 and 8. Sponsored by AultCare Health Plans.

Ohio Business Center
Business Lounge Akron Canton Airport Directory

Business travelers — and those who want to stay in touch with the office — can access a nice, quiet space to get some serious work done before your flight. And it’s free to use! Conduct some research on the web, use our free printer, mentally rehearse the presentation you have to give … and make this your most successful business trip yet! Good luck!


Coastal Pet Products Pet Relief Areas
Pet Relief Akron Canton Airport Directory

Passengers can find an outdoor pet relief area in front of the terminal, and an indoor pet relief area located by gate 8, for their service or companion animals. Sponsored by Coastal Pet Products, Inc.

Sensory Room
Sensory Room

CAK is inclusive to those with sensory needs, find our new Sensory Room in the expanded concourse just before Gate 5. Our Sensory Room is filled with items that can help lessen sensory overload for travelers.


Restaurants & Bars at Akron-Canton Airport

At CAK we have a variety of options for your pre and post flight needs. Stop by one of our Cafe's for a coffee and quick snack or sit down and enjoy a meal with one of our restaurants. 

CAK Cafe
CAK Cafe v2

Open 5:00 a.m. to last flight departure

The Observation Deck
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Featuring Menches Bros.

Open 5:00 a.m. to last flight departure

Café Express
Cafe Express

Open 6:00am-2:00pm

Grab & Go
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Open 5:00 a.m. to last flight departure

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Open 12-close on M, Th, F and Su.

Royal Docks Brewing Co.
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M and Tu open 8:00am-2:00pm.

Th, F, and Su open 8:00am-5:00pm.

Hours subject to change, will remain open for charter flights. 

Art in the Airport

At Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), we welcome visitors to experience diverse local rotating exhibits and innovative public art displays that communicate culture, environment, and community. The mission of our program is to enrich the CAK passenger experience through visually engaging works that are reflective of the greater Akron/Canton community.

Pre-Security Gallery
Pre Security Art Gallery Akron Canton Airport Directory
Step2 PlayPort Gallery
Play Art Gallery Akron Canton Airport Directory
Ohio Desk Business Lounge Gallery
Ohio Business Art Gallery Akron Canton Airport Directory

ADA Accessibility

Airport Services for Peoples with Disabilities
Akron-Canton Airport strives to be extremely user-friendly for persons with disabilities and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in access to, treatment of, or employment at the airport. CAK is dedicated to offering full ADA accessibility.

Access to the Airport and Parking

Handicapped parking spaces are available in all CAK parking lots, near shuttle pick-up areas and in front rows. All airport parking shuttles are lift-equipped. Wheelchair service is available from your airline inside the terminal building.


Most of the Akron-Canton Airport Terminal is single-level. Elevator access to the second level is available in our new concourse. Generally speaking, if you see an escalator, there is an elevator nearby.

Paging for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

If you anticipate receiving a page or if you wish to leave a standard audible page, call the airport information center at 330-499-4221 or 888-434-2359.


All public area restrooms are handicap accessible.


Wheelchairs are provided by the airlines for their customers. Service can be requested from the airline in advance or at the ticket counter when you check in.

What is the Sunflower Program?

Hidden Disabilities Program Akron Canton Airport Directory

The Sunflower Program's purpose is to assist those traveling with hidden disabilities who may need a little extra patience, care, and explanation during their travel experience. The goal of implementing this program is to bring awareness to those with hidden, or invisible, disabilities and to remind airport staff to exercise extra compassion and empathy when working with these passengers and their families.

The Program utilizes Sunflower lanyards, bracelets, or pins worn by those with a disability as a route to discreetly identify themselves to the airport community that the individual wearing it has a hidden disability and might require additional assistance, extra time or patience.

While the program allows the airport community to provide an extra level of customer service care, wearing a lanyard does not guarantee fast-tracking through security or any other priority access. Passengers are still required to arrange any further special assistance needed with TSA and their respective airline directly.

Learn more about the program here.


Cheap Flights from CAK
Admit it, you're a savvy traveler. If you’re looking for a great travel deal, look no further! Great fares and airport discounts are here for you.

Check links for the latest airfare deals from the airlines serving CAK:
American | Allegiant | Breeze | United 

CAK Connections ⁠— once a month, we'll let you know what's going on at the airport ranging from air service updates to special community events and contests.

CAK FareAware ⁠— once a week, we gather the best deals from CAK to your favorite destinations and package them for easy booking.


Lost and Found

How do I contact the airport Lost & Found?

If you lost an item at a Security Screening Checkpoint, call the Transportation Security Administration toll free at 1-866-289-9673, or click here to send a message.

If an item was lost on a flight, please contact the airline directly.

For items lost in other parts of the airport terminal, call airport information at 330-499-4221.

If you are not sure where an item was lost, please contact both the TSA and airport information.

Any cash found, or turned over to the Airport Authority, will be documented with information from the person who found cash, including name, address, and contact information if available. After 90 days the monies will be donated as recommended by the individual who found the funds to one of these charities: Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, United Way, MAPS Air Museum, Arts in Stark, or American Heart Association.

Provided the individual does leave all contact information, the Airport Authority will, after 90 days, make the entire amount of funds available to the selected charity.

The Airport Authority then will provide proof of donation, and make it in the name of the finder of the funds, if their information is not available, the airport has the authority to release funds to the various charities.