A Better Way To Go Akron Canton Airport

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So Many Places to Park

Posted on July 20, 2017 by in General

At Akron-Canton Airport, we strive to make our airport a better way to go for our Customers every day, in every way we can. Which is why we are excite... read more

New Destinations and Ultra-Low Fares!

Posted on March 29, 2017 by in Customers

Spirit Airlines joined our Akron-Canton Airport lineup last year, offering great flights and ultra-low fares to Florida destinations, including Ft. La... read more

Change happens. Fight, Flee or Flow?

Posted on April 29, 2016 by in Airlines

The airline industry is constantly changing. The most recent decade has been defined by consolidation. The great recession, unstable and unpredictable... read more

CAK to Miami - Beachin' on a Budget

Posted on March 31, 2016 by in Fun

Miami Beach on a budget? It CAN be done! Kristie Van Auken, Senior Vice President, shares her tips and tricks on saving money while in Miami. Tip #1 -... read more

New York, New York!

Posted on December 23, 2015 by in

It is the melting pot of America; the financial center of the U.S. and potentially, the globe. And, CAK Customers have enjoyed low fares and big jet s... read more

CAK Flights. Destinations. Recovery.

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Airlines

Earlier this spring, Southwest Airlines announced some significant cuts in flying from CAK. This kind of news is never pleasant but as those of us who... read more

CAK Construction - Airport team working to minimize Customer disruptions

Posted on April 27, 2015 by in

Wait for it… wait for it… now! Orange construction barrels and fencing are popping up everywhere in Northeast Ohio as we embark on CONSTRUCTION 20... read more

Two Low Fare Carriers- Southwest and Allegiant- Now Serving CAK! Love 'Em Both.

Posted on March 6, 2015 by in

We are off to a wonderful start in 2015. CAK is now 100% Southwest® after having fully integrated all former AirTran flights late last year. Plus, Al... read more

What Would I Washington D. See?

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Fun

Southwest selected CAK as one of only a handful of cities to start nonstop service to Washington D.C. Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). Cool eh? S... read more

Gearing up for World Routes

Posted on September 12, 2014 by in Airlines

I am getting excited about this year’s World Routes Forum in Chicago! Just as the name implies, World Routes brings together airlines and airports f... read more


Posted on May 6, 2014 by in Airlines

Good ones can change the way you look at your business; your career. Well, we just wrapped up a good one here. Our #LUVCAK campaign was a colossal und... read more

New flights and low fares to DCA coming to CAK!

Posted on March 25, 2014 by in Airlines

Southwest Airlines announced yesterday that they will begin two daily nonstops from Akron-Canton to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on... read more

#LUVCAK Takes Flight

Posted on February 3, 2014 by in Airlines

Last summer Rick and I got a visit from the leaders of our chambers and convention and visitors bureaus- Akron and Canton.  What was on their min... read more

#LUVCAK Takes Flight

Posted on February 3, 2014 by in Airlines

Last summer Rick and I got a visit from the leaders of our chambers and convention and visitors bureaus- Akron and Canton. What was on their mind? Mak... read more


Posted on September 12, 2013 by in Airlines

Sometimes there is a topic that you must write about and well, this is it for me. In 2011, Southwest Airlines® purchased AirTran Airways. Customers i... read more

And the winner is . . .

Posted on May 23, 2013 by in Customers

Yes it’s out! Consumers Report recent survey, as reported by NBC News Travel, has released the findings of their surveys as to what you, the custome... read more

Codeshare- What's that?

Posted on March 21, 2013 by in Airlines

Simply, codeshare allows two or more airlines to combine itineraries.  AirTran and Southwest just announced that they now offer codeshare from CA... read more

Is this really Akron-Canton Airport, CAK?

Posted on February 1, 2013 by in Marketing

How to reflect on 2012. Let me see. Incredible. Unprecedented. Impossible. Well, that’s what we used to think anyway.  I was hired to lead the ... read more

Holiday Travel Tips to get you through CAK fast

Posted on November 21, 2012 by in Customers

Greetings from all of us at CAK! As we enter the holiday season and the rush to try to accomplish many things in the next five weeks, please keep this... read more

Postscript: Frontier Airlines

Posted on November 2, 2012 by in Airlines

Once upon a time, at a little airport in Ohio, a very cool airline with spokesanimals and LiveTV, set up shop. Griz, Foxy, Jack and the entire wild bu... read more

Southwest Lands at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)

Posted on August 20, 2012 by in Airlines

Someone pinch me. I look out my window from my 4th floor office every day and see three Southwest Airlines Canyon Blue Boeing 737s taking-off and land... read more

CAK Ranks 11th in the Affordability Index

Posted on July 19, 2012 by in Marketing

Yippee, we’ve done it again!! Akron-Canton Airport has ranked as a top 15 “most affordable airport” for the third consecutive year. CheapFlights... read more

CAK on Pinterest? What would an airport pin?

Posted on July 10, 2012 by in Fun

From the creators of and Twitter/CAKairport, comes Surprised to see your airport on Pinteres... read more

Keep track of your bag weight

Posted on July 2, 2012 by in Customers

As we enter the dog days of summer when families are packing their bags to head to the airport, please keep in mind that a heavy bag can become a very... read more

The Layover

Posted on June 4, 2012 by in Aviation

Several weeks ago, I took a long weekend and visited my brother during his birthday. He graduated from college about a year ago and is living in the b... read more

Preparing for busy summer at CAK

Posted on May 24, 2012 by in Customers

With the coming of Memorial Day where we thank those who gave their lives for our freedom, I wanted to let you know of some of the changes taking plac... read more

CAK saved air travelers $958 million!

Posted on April 30, 2012 by in Customers

What makes an airport an important or even vital part of the community? There are lots of ways to measure an airport’s impact- jobs, access to domes... read more

What's new with CAK SoMe: T-shirt Tuesdays 2.0, Instagram photos & check-in deals!

Posted on April 10, 2012 by in Marketing

Thanks to you, CAK's social media is rocking the CAK house! You asked for it - and you got it - we brought back T-shirt Tuesdays! This was a very succ... read more

The rule of 10: 10 broken records. $10+ million in airfield investment. 10 stitches in my shins.

Posted on March 12, 2012 by in Marketing

So things are off to a dang good start at CAK in 2012. The best news comes from Southwest Airlines who recently announced that CAK is on their network... read more

Southwest is coming to CAK!

Posted on January 30, 2012 by in

Southwest is coming to CAK!! I still can hardly believe it. Why, might you ask? Well, let me give you a little of the back story. When I took this job... read more

Just in time for holiday travel - TSA Cares helpline

Posted on December 23, 2011 by in Customers

Just in time for last minute travelers, the TSA has set up a TSA Cares Helpline to assist travelers with last minute questions about security screenin... read more

A Heartfelt Thanks to the Team at CAK!

Posted on November 24, 2011 by in Customers

As we speed toward the day of Thanksgiving, I say thanks to all the terminal employees who do so much to make your journey at CAK “A Better Way To G... read more

It's Here! CAK Fast Pass!

Posted on November 21, 2011 by in

Just in time for the upcoming holidays, CAK's newest customer service amenity will be available starting November 24. Our parking lot will now be equi... read more

Thanksgiving Travel Tips and my CAKberry Sauce Recipe

Posted on November 21, 2011 by in Customers

Gobble, gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is truly my favorite time of year. I have so much for which to be grateful! Topping my list are family, healthy k... read more

The "Decision" - Were we right or wrong to pull the plug on a CAK FB post?

Posted on November 2, 2011 by in Marketing

We unwittingly unleashed a firestorm last week.  So, here’s how the whole thing came down. We get word from LeBron James’ advance team that h... read more

Peace, Love and CAKiness

Posted on October 7, 2011 by in Marketing

My heart broke just a little this week when T-shirt Tuesdays, one of our most successful Facebook contests ever, ended. We started T-shirt Tuesdays in... read more

The Bigger They Are . . .

Posted on September 23, 2011 by in Safety

The other day, a Boeing 747 was coming in for a landing at CAK. It was lunchtime, so my co-workers and I were back in the break room of the airport’... read more

Fresh, Integrated, Inviting…Welcome to our new website

Posted on September 19, 2011 by in Marketing

Almost every group, business or organization that I know (with a shred of brand equity) has a website. The site often showcases features and benefits ... read more

10 years ago

Posted on September 12, 2011 by in Security

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone, and thankfully the country remains safe. I will always remember that day. And, I hope none of us ever ... read more

Just another social media conference? I don't think so.

Posted on September 9, 2011 by in Marketing

Social media is so red hot, right? Well, “red hot” may be a bit of an overstatement. SoMe was hot last year. Things change quickly in the communic... read more

New rules for international tarmac delays

Posted on August 25, 2011 by in Airlines

The Transportation Department announced new rules effective immediately for fines up to $27,000.00 per passenger for international flights that are de... read more

Behind the Scenes of CAK Fan vs. Food

Posted on August 22, 2011 by in

A new food court at CAK called for a big celebration. But ribbon-cuttings often get little love from the press so Team CAK had to figure out how to cr... read more

Using Social Media during a Crisis

Posted on August 10, 2011 by in Marketing

A couple of weeks ago, we had a dubious “first.” Our electrical utility vault flooded. Nearly five inches of rain poured down the night before ove... read more

Security and Small Airports

Posted on July 11, 2011 by in Security

As the 94th largest airport in the nation,I really can't say CAK is all that small any more, but we are not big by any means. To me, our size gives us... read more

CAK Marketplace opens

Posted on June 14, 2011 by in Customers

We'd like to invite all of you to visit our new CAK Marketplace! Located just past security by our Cinnabon, the new shop carries all kinds ... read more

Hang with CAK this summer

Posted on May 24, 2011 by in Fun

We really like making a big splash throughout the Cleveland+ region and having lots of fun while we are doing it. This year we have tied the knot with... read more

The top 5 foods at CAK you didn't know about

Posted on April 19, 2011 by in Fun

When you work at CAK, you eat at CAK. Instead of only going through the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) a couple times a year for trips, those of us who wo... read more

CAK: #1 in Low Fares

Posted on April 8, 2011 by in Airlines

Nate Silver, a consumer reporter with the New York Times, recently analyzed airfares to determine which airports are really economical.  This typ... read more

Another Sunday morning, another snowstorm

Posted on March 7, 2011 by in Weather

Just when we Northeast Ohioans thought the 2010-2011 snow season was starting to come to a close, we get yet another snow storm after several days of ... read more

For the Greater Good

Posted on March 3, 2011 by in Safety

Many travelers are aware that CAK and our friends to the north, CLE have had a bit of a rivalry over the last few years.In my opinion, I think we can ... read more

Airline Tickets and Government Taxes! Think 20%

Posted on March 2, 2011 by in Airlines

A recent article that appeared in Aviation News February 21 by Becky Quick does a wonderful job of talking about the issue of taxes on airline tickets... read more

I'm back and CAK is ready for a bright future

Posted on February 28, 2011 by in Airlines

It is definitely time for me to get into the swing of things again. I've been a bit of a slacker, not posting as often as I should to this blog. I vie... read more

Medical Conditions and the TSA Screening Process

Posted on January 21, 2011 by in Security

Recently, with the new procedures that have been implemented by the TSA in the form of pat downs, many of those with special medical conditions have b... read more

Tis the season to say thanks

Posted on December 13, 2010 by in General

With all of us thrown into the mad rush of the holidays, we often forget to say thank you to those who provide us with our success, in this case it's ... read more

The making of an amazing event - Runway 5/23

Posted on November 23, 2010 by in Construction

Last Thursday while light mist was dripping from the sky and airplanes were taxiing by, we saw a dream become a reality.  More than 100 friends, ... read more

Airline Customers have Spoken!

Posted on October 18, 2010 by in Airlines

It's with great pride that I wanted to recognize 2 of CAK carriers for receiving the distinction of being in the Top 10 of best domestic airlines for ... read more

The acquisition from CAKristie's point-of-view

Posted on October 8, 2010 by in Airlines

The email arrived in my inbox at about 7:05 a.m. The subject line read: AirTran Airways agrees to Acquisition by Southwest Airlines. Long pause. Re-re... read more

@CAKairport rocks it in PIT

Posted on October 6, 2010 by in Marketing

Last week, the CAK marketing team took a road trip to Pittsburgh to attend the Airports Council International – North America Conference. Kristie (@... read more

A visit from AF 2

Posted on September 22, 2010 by in Security

Whether your politics are on the right, or the left, or in the middle, just about everybody knows Ohio has been a key battle ground state in the last ... read more

CAK- Stretching Creative Tactics Again!

Posted on August 31, 2010 by in Marketing

Many of you have had a chance to view our newest campaign- Airport Intervention.  I just love it when creative minds, in this case Dave Derby and... read more

Flying solo

Posted on July 29, 2010 by in Aviation

Most people look forward to the times when their boss is out of the office.  As the saying goes, "when the cat's away, the mice will play." ... read more

CAK Airport + Tenants=Jobs

Posted on July 16, 2010 by in General

So, the other day I was at a meeting with a local school administrator and the marketing manager of a large employer in our hometown city, Green, Ohio... read more

More CAK-pacity means new record in May

Posted on June 23, 2010 by in Customers

135,100. That is a dang good number. Why? That's how many passengers came and went through CAK this May.We trounced our 2006 record by nearly 10,000! ... read more

Congratulations Team CAK!

Posted on June 15, 2010 by in Customers

CAK was honored last week at the Smart Business World Customer Service Awards at the lovely Executive Caterers facility in Landerhaven. CAK was o... read more

Social media tools to help your travels

Posted on June 3, 2010 by in Marketing

We have had success using both Facebook and Twitter for CAK. But there are dozens of other social media sites that have been around just as long but h... read more

Continental and United, a match made in heaven?

Posted on May 19, 2010 by in Airlines

It was hardly a surprise when Glen Tilton and Jeff Smisek announced that the two airlines were engaged to be wed; to become one; to live United. A var... read more

Security is highest priority at CAK

Posted on May 13, 2010 by in Security

Anyone that is involved in the aviation world has had their lives drastically changed in the nine years since 9/11. We have seen more security changes... read more

@CAKairport a big hit in Orlando

Posted on April 30, 2010 by in General

I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel with Benet Wilson, Biz Aviation editor at Aviation Week (and oh so much more) and Morgan Johnson, social med... read more

Congrats to AirTran & update on charging for carry

Posted on April 19, 2010 by in General

All of us here at CAK would like to give the employees of Airtran Airways at CAK as well as their counterparts throughout their system a congratulatio... read more

Just another Saturday night

Posted on April 12, 2010 by in Safety

They say you shouldn't take your work home with you, but last night I did just that and I'm glad for it. My friend and I had been out in Pennsylvania ... read more

More flights and bigger planes @ CAK

Posted on April 6, 2010 by in General

2010 is shaping up to be a pretty darn good year. As we move into the second quarter, passenger traffic at CAK is up nearly 6 percent compared to last... read more

It's spring at CAK but a sign of winter remains

Posted on March 30, 2010 by in Fun

I love spring at CAK. Our travelers are walking through our front doors with flip flops instead of snow boots. And they're ready to head anywhere for ... read more

CAK- Grants and Fans

Posted on March 17, 2010 by in General

This has been an incredible week at CAK. We achieved two incredible milestones and it's only Wednesday! Let's start with the money. FAA Administrator ... read more

US Airways Flights to DC Rock!

Posted on February 25, 2010 by in Airlines

Yesterday was a day to remember! Bob Konstand, Rick McQueen and I spent the day in Washington D.C. visiting elected officials who serve our airport ex... read more

Waiting for snow

Posted on February 5, 2010 by in Weather

This time of year the weather channel becomes our favorite TV station. The last few weeks we have watched storm after storm slide south and pound our ... read more

CAK has dang good year despite the bad economy

Posted on February 4, 2010 by in General

We are blessed and determined at CAK. Despite the global economic meltdown, CAK held its own in 2009. Believe it or not, we had our second busiest yea... read more

January 30, 2010 the Day Northwest Airlines Died!

Posted on February 3, 2010 by in Airlines

Many of you might not have noticed, others I'm sure have fond memories… or nightmares of what in the past decades was one of the real big boys in av... read more

Learning Las Vegas

Posted on February 2, 2010 by in General

I just returned to CAK from a whirlwind set of trips. Early last week I ventured out to Las Vegas for ACI-NA's Air Service & Data Planning Seminar... read more

CAK's 5000+ FB fans come from throughout the Cleve

Posted on January 8, 2010 by in General

What does it feel like to have more fans than any other airport in the United States? Amazing! When we started the year, CAK had a Facebook group of a... read more

"So what exactly do you do?"

Posted on January 8, 2010 by in Aviation

The answer to the above question is a complex one when you work in the Operations Department of CAK.  Throughout our travels, the subject of our ... read more

5,000 Facebook fans and counting!

Posted on January 7, 2010 by in Marketing

Here's how we did it: TIME! We've invested almost three years of time into a Facebook presence and we take time to answer every comment or question po... read more

Happy holidays from CAK

Posted on December 23, 2009 by in General

Ho, ho, ho and away we go! It seems like this year and this decade for that matter, have literally flown by. So much has happened at CAK, but the... read more

Where's my bag? Things to know for holiday travel!

Posted on December 16, 2009 by in Customers

Well the holidays are almost upon us. I hope everyone has all their shopping completed! For those of you who will be traveling over the holiday period... read more

Where's my bag? Things to know for holiday travel

Posted on December 16, 2009 by in Customers

Well the holidays are almost upon. I hope everyone has all their shopping completed! For those of you who will be traveling over the holiday period, t... read more

Welcome to Social CAK - Win on Frontier Airlines!

Posted on December 4, 2009 by in General

I am so excited that we've launched Social CAK! We've been planning this one-stop shop for everything social for about six months. I couldn't be more ... read more

Lights, Camera, YouTube!

Posted on December 3, 2009 by in Marketing

If someone approached you in a public place and wanted to film a conversation with you and upload it to YouTube, would you do it? This may sound like ... read more

S-T-R-E-T-C-H - dollars, legroom and getaways

Posted on December 3, 2009 by in General

If you follow @CAKairport on Twitter you may have seen our tweet about the great weekend deal that Traveline Travel was offering to the Hard Rock Hote... read more

Autumn, the calm before the proverbial storm

Posted on December 3, 2009 by in Weather

As the leaves change and the frost forces us to scrape our car windows, we in CAK operations prepare for battle. The battle I'm referring to is us vs.... read more

Five Years Flies By

Posted on December 3, 2009 by in General

I can't believe I just celebrated my fifth anniversary working for CAK. It seems like just yesterday when I arrived at the airport for the first day o... read more

Akron-Canton Airport now brewing Caribou Coffee

Posted on November 30, 2009 by in General

Do you need a great cup of joe before you depart on a flight? I do. I often hop on the earliest imaginable departure so I can be on the beach by 10 ..... read more

Goodbyes for Active Military

Posted on November 17, 2009 by in General

It has been brought to our attention that many of our customers' families are not aware that TSA will allow our airlines to issue gate passes for 3-4 ... read more

AirTran adds FLL and MKE

Posted on November 12, 2009 by in General

Ok, can I just say it? Life is good! Our biggest carrier at CAK, AirTran Airways is growing again. This time, it's to Ft. Lauderdale (available now) a... read more

Airbags On Airplanes: Has Its Time Come?

Posted on October 27, 2009 by in General

Few of the traveling public will realize when they step on their next airplane that starting November 1 a new rule takes effect that has been pha... read more

Cool new things at CAK

Posted on October 26, 2009 by in General

Everyone wants to know, how do I save money NOW on my air fare? Well, our very own CAKElizabeth has begun Money Saving Mondays on our Facebook fa... read more

Columbus Day is a REAL holiday

Posted on October 9, 2009 by in General

As I visited ticket counters this morning, I noticed that daily bookings were really high. Delighted, I began to brainstorm with the airline ticket ag... read more

Plan Now, Save Money!

Posted on September 28, 2009 by in General

As much as we have enjoyed the summer, the holidays will be here before we know it.  For those planning to go visiting over the holidays, you mig... read more

A wild week at CAK

Posted on September 25, 2009 by in General

Well to start this wild week off, we hosted Networking in the Middle with Cleveland+ on Wednesday night. 330 young professionals noshed on f... read more

When the sky was silent

Posted on September 11, 2009 by in General

I can hardly believe that it has been eight years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; arguably the worst cala... read more

Our Hats Off To Our Team!

Posted on September 4, 2009 by in General

With the fast approaching Labor Day Weekend upon us, we would like to say a big thanks to all the terminal employees here at CAK. Whether it be the ai... read more

CAK Celebrates Arrival of Rescue 10 & 11

Posted on September 1, 2009 by in General

We had another celebration at CAK today (press release). Now, you may think we are crazy, but when cool things happen…or in this case, cool trucks c... read more

AirTran/ CAK $25 coupon FB offer delights customer

Posted on August 13, 2009 by in General

EDIT - This promotion ended August 31, 2009 as detailed on our Facebook page. Thanks for your support and we'll do another fun promotion for our Faceb... read more

Frontier Airlines is Important to CAK

Posted on August 5, 2009 by in General

I remember vividly Frontier Airlines' (Jack the rabbit was on the tail) inaugural landing at this airport. It was a windy, overcast day but that didn'... read more

AirTran records record Q2 profit

Posted on July 23, 2009 by in General

Times are tough out there. You know what I mean, the economy, global warming, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the list goes on and on. Well, there i... read more

Pets Can Fly, But At What Cost?

Posted on July 20, 2009 by in General

The recent New York Times article by Michelle Higgins points out the increased costs to take your beloved pet on your flight with you. For those ... read more

How the economy affects CAK

Posted on July 14, 2009 by in General

When will this recession end? I'd really like to know and I bet you would too. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it will end any time soon. Ohio has... read more

Frontier Airlines Rocks!

Posted on July 1, 2009 by in General

I was in Denver yesterday with Joyce visiting Frontier Airlines at the G-O. We had great meetings all day- sales, corporate communications, marketing,... read more

Fireworks Don't Fly!

Posted on June 24, 2009 by in General

It's great to have summer here, long days, swimming, picnics and family reunions. With summer comes July 4, and, of course, fireworks. We want you all... read more

Akron-Canton Airport grows in May despite economy

Posted on June 19, 2009 by in General

Every month I wait, with a knot in my tummy, for the airlines to report their passenger boardings to us. The figures come in one-by-one for about... read more

CAK Social Media Takes Off

Posted on June 11, 2009 by in General

It is hard to believe that Twitter didn't exist a few short years ago. Communications platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Facebook are ap... read more

Cleveland+ Airport CAK welcomes more passengers/ w

Posted on May 15, 2009 by in General

Pinch me cuz I must be dreaming! Why you ask? Well, CAK passenger traffic was up 8% compared to last year and we are up 2.35% year-to-date. Read more ... read more

WiFi On Every Plane!

Posted on May 14, 2009 by in General

The great news just came out today that AirTran is putting WiFi on its entire fleet of 717's and 737's. Talk about a great airline just adding one mor... read more

FAA mandated disaster drill a success

Posted on May 5, 2009 by in General

I just participated in the mother of all disaster drills at CAK. More than 400 emergency response personnel and volunteers gathered at CAK last Wednes... read more

Representative Boccieri visits CAK

Posted on April 7, 2009 by in General

Representative John Boccieri and Chris and Jessica from his staff just visited with Rick and me here at the airport. It was a wonderful visit!
Congres... read more

CAK Facebook Group Celebrates 500th Member with Gr

Posted on April 1, 2009 by in General

Ok, so a lot of you know that Akron-Canton Airport has really embraced social media- We Twitter, we Flickr, we YouTube, and we Facebook. We are Linked... read more


Posted on March 25, 2009 by in General

The airport recently has had a number of inquires in regards to puppies, dogs, and birds being shipped to our airport. Unfortunately in almost all of ... read more

Requests For More Information

Posted on March 11, 2009 by in General

In case you haven't been keeping track of what's coming in regards to additional information requirements for ticketing, here's the latest scoop. This... read more

Goodbye Fred

Posted on March 9, 2009 by in General

We officially bid farewell to Fred Krum last Friday at a beautiful ceremony at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio. It is hard to believe that ... read more

Cleveland+ Airports Working It

Posted on February 26, 2009 by in General

I have had such an incredibly busy yet interesting two weeks! First, I was fortunate enough to attend the Routes air service conference in Cancun... read more

You need a passport to leave the country

Posted on February 13, 2009 by in General

I have had such an incredible week. First, I found out that my passport expired six months ago. That might not be a big deal to you, but I am going to... read more

I'm Heading to Cancun

Posted on February 5, 2009 by in General

Jealous? Well, I must admit I am really excited. My hubby Mark is heading down with me to celebrate a romantic Valentine's Day and then I stay on for ... read more

CAK-DCA has arrived!!!

Posted on January 27, 2009 by in General

I am still on cloud 9. We hosted our inaugural DCA flight celebration yesterday and we had a wonderful turnout. I had a fun conversation with Congress... read more

Sarasota Weekend!

Posted on January 26, 2009 by in General

Recently a group of friends and I took a weekend to get away from the cold Ohio winter and enjoy a warm-up in Sarasota. What a breeze jumping on the T... read more

Akron-Canton Has Record Year!

Posted on January 21, 2009 by in General

It's official! CAK had a record year in 2008! 1.46 million peeps flew to/from CAK. Check out the presser here. There are a handful of others that also... read more

We win again! CAK flight to DC starts Jan. 25

Posted on January 5, 2009 by in General

I am so jazzed. I love winning once but winning twice is well…twice as nice. In case you haven't heard, Midwest Airlines contested the US Department... read more

Merry Christmas, CAK Customers!

Posted on December 29, 2009 by in General

On the eve of a special day for many of us, I want to thank all our loyal customers for their continued support.  You helped to make it a success... read more

CAK Visits Frontier in Denver

Posted on December 19, 2008 by in General

Elizabeth and I just had two awesome days in Denver with Team Frontier Airlines. We go out there every year for our annual "check-up" on all things CA... read more

Traveler appreciates Breast Feeding Station

Posted on December 8, 2008 by in General

I was so tickled to find out that a mom from Portland, OR ,had a wonderful CAK experience recently. What really impressed her was our breast feeding s... read more

CAK/US Airways wins bid for DCA slots!

Posted on November 26, 2008 by in General

The US DOT awarded US Airways slots to fly CAK-DCA. I need to pinch myself, I am so excited! Rick came into our marketing/ communications planning mee... read more

CAK Blessings

Posted on November 14, 2008 by in General

It is hard to believe that another week is coming to a close here at CAK. I recently moved into Rick's old office and now, I have an incredible view o... read more

University of Akron rocks!

Posted on November 4, 2008 by in General

I had the pleasure of taking in Dr. Luis Proenza's state of the university (of Akron) speech today in downtown Akron. It was fantastic! Proenza is one... read more

Akron-Canton has biggest fare reduction

Posted on October 29, 2008 by in General

It's officially official. CAK has really low fares compared to most other airports in the U.S. According to the Business Courier of Cincinnati… "The... read more

"Secure Flight" Coming Soon

Posted on October 28, 2008 by in General

In case you haven't heard, USA Today reported that the final tweaks are being made to a new government initiative to prevent mistakes being made with ... read more

Catching Up- Akron-Canton Airport

Posted on October 16, 2008 by in General

Wow! The last few weeks have been so busy and so exciting that I haven't had even a spare moment to share with you what's happening. So, let me bring ... read more

Bereavement Fares--What You Need To Know

Posted on October 8, 2008 by in General

Recently USA Today aviation columnist Bill McGee ( wrote on the issue of finding the least expensive fare when individuals are i... read more

Fred is retiring

Posted on September 23, 2008 by in General

I am still trying to wrap my arms around it. My boss, my mentor, my hero in so many ways is retiring from the airport. I know stuff like this happens ... read more

What's your traveling hat?

Posted on September 12, 2008 by in General

Ok, we have a new contest. Thomas Mulready from came down to the airport to shoot some videos of yours truly, in my traveling hats. ... read more

Kevin Healy's comin' to town!

Posted on September 5, 2008 by in General

I am so excited! Kevin Healy, a big wig at AirTran Airways, is coming to CAK to talk to the SMEI Akron group next Tuesday. Sign up here. You may wonde... read more

Busiest Month Ever for Cleveland+ Airport- CAK!

Posted on August 26, 2008 by in General

We finally did it! We broke our all time monthly passenger record in July. Check out the presser. We were just shy of the 150,000 passenger mark (darn... read more

Runway job is over the hump

Posted on August 15, 2008 by in General

We had a wonderful time Tuesday at the Runway 5/23 halfway there celebration! It's a big job and we felt the community deserved an update on how thing... read more

It's Going To Get Tight!

Posted on August 12, 2008 by in General

Many of you are aware of the large reductions in capacity by the airlines, but you really need to look at the numbers to appreciate how substantial it... read more

CAK promotes Cleveland+ in LA

Posted on August 8, 2008 by in General

I was in LA last week during the earthquake. Yup, I was in my hotel room on the 8th floor when the building began to rumble. Fortunately, the Omni is ... read more

Addendum to LA blog post

Posted on August 8, 2008 by in General

We are thrilled that the Akron and Canton Convention and Visitors Bureaus helped us promote the region and attract business travelers at the NBTA Conv... read more

CAK Airfares still lowest in the State

Posted on July 24, 2008 by in General

Its official: our airfares are cheap. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) rolled out first quarter 2008 fares for the top 100 airports in th... read more

It's a Changing Time!

Posted on July 15, 2008 by in General

Hesitate and you're lost.  We've all heard that one before.  But with the drastic changes taking place in the airline industry, now would be... read more


Posted on July 11, 2008 by in General

My friend Pat Rowe at Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee has done it again! I recently read a story about their "recombobulation" area at MKE. Hee hee... read more

If only we could pedal airplanes

Posted on July 7, 2008 by in General

My friend Ron DeBarr, Executive Director of NEOTEC, sent me a list of innovative ideas to solve the current fuel crisis. Pedal power was just one solu... read more

JumpStart Wrap-up

Posted on June 26, 2008 by in General

Ok folks, I am back from Pittsburgh ready to report on my trip. First, the Hilton Downtown is an utter mess. Literally every floor is under constructi... read more

Jumpin' in Pittsburgh

Posted on June 23, 2008 by in General

I am in Pittsburgh, PA, today. Did you know that that this fine city was home to Mr. Roger's Neighborhood? I didn't until Mr. Feely made a call on our... read more

Up, Up and Away!

Posted on June 19, 2008 by in General

Yes, it's true;  other airlines have jumped on the additional fees for checking bags. Besides American, United and US Airways have also deci... read more

What about dem Continental Cuts?

Posted on June 13, 2008 by in General

Wow, have the airlines been making the news or what? The latest announcement that impacts Cleveland+/ Northeastern Ohio is of course, Continental Airl... read more

AAA Annual meeting is a gas!

Posted on May 23, 2008 by in General

Whew! I am finally close to being caught up after a 2 ½ day trip to the AAA Annual meeting in Hollywood, Florida. I was recently appointed to the boa... read more

Can It Be Summer?

Posted on May 23, 2008 by in General

Thank goodness someone turned the sun back on!!  Here's wishing all of you a fabulous weekend in Northeast Ohio!
As we shift in to the summer mon... read more

CAK is still in the game

Posted on May 6, 2008 by in General

Ok, you will have to forgive me for a full two week hiatus here. I've had a bit of writers block lately. It feels like things in the airline industry ... read more

Packing For Travel. . .

Posted on May 5, 2008 by in General

Packing for travel; Planning can save money!
With the majority of airlines now charging for bags over 50 pounds, as well as additional fees for more t... read more

Cambria Suites- Akron-Canton Airport- Is Fantastic

Posted on April 18, 2008 by in General

There is a new hotel in town and boy is it nice! I had the privilege of attending the grand opening of the Cambria Suites just one exit north of ... read more

Frontier is different than the others

Posted on April 15, 2008 by in General

Can you believe how much trouble the airline industry is having these days? Holy cow. ATA, Aloha and Skybus are all bust. These cash strapped carriers... read more

New CAK flights on US Airways Coming Soon

Posted on April 8, 2008 by in General

Oh yea, baby! If you love US Airways like I love US Airways, you will be glad to know that you will have new flights available from CAK. Starting in M... read more

Kids fly free is back!

Posted on April 1, 2008 by in General

Good news!! If you were all consumed with the NCAA basketball tournament or getting out of dodge for spring break, then you will be glad to know that ... read more

Passports for land crossings delayed!

Posted on March 28, 2008 by in General

For those of you who are frequent travelers to Canada and Mexico, the federal government has delayed its passport requirement for land border crossing... read more

Spring Break Travelers love CAK

Posted on March 21, 2008 by in General

I just love Spring Break. My kids are off school and happily hanging out in PJs until noon. There is space for breathing, resting and enjoying each ot... read more

CAK 2018 beginning of new era

Posted on March 14, 2008 by in General

What a rush! We just launched CAK 2018, our $110 million capital improvement plan on Wednesday. For the first time in our history, the story made the ... read more

Network 2008: Airline Speed Dating

Posted on March 4, 2008 by in General

I have been in beautiful San Diego since Saturday; and let me just say that I can understand why folks spend millions to live here. Sunshine-check. Be... read more

Airlines Raising Fees On Checked Bags

Posted on February 29, 2008 by in General

If you've missed the latest announcements on baggage fees, you might want to take notice! Airlines are swimming in a sea of red ink because of rising ... read more

Two big events

Posted on February 20, 2008 by in General

Two great events are coming up. The first is the American Association of Airport Executives, Air Service Conference in San Antonio. I get to chat up C... read more

The Flights Are Announced!

Posted on February 15, 2008 by in General

For those skiers, like myself, and others who love the West in summer and winter, Frontier has the ticket for you.  Starting the middle of May, L... read more

Off to Denver

Posted on February 5, 2008 by in General

Don't try calling me at the office tomorrow, because I'll be in Denver, CO, for the next two days. Rick and I are going out there to have a little one... read more

TSA blog is ready for your opinions

Posted on February 5, 2008 by in General

It's been a long time coming, but now passengers may voice their opinions to the TSA in an open forum. If you go to you'l... read more

AirTran offers Vitamin Water

Posted on February 1, 2008 by in General

Ok, you may think I am easy to please… and you'd be right… but I am so jazzed that you can get Vitamin Water on AirTran Airways' flights. I was on... read more

Southern Skyways nonstop CAK-MYR

Posted on January 24, 2008 by in General

Take AirTran Strait to Tampa

Posted on January 9, 2008 by in General

There are still three days left in our WQMX Strait to Tampa promotion. If you like warm sand and country music this is the trip for you. I like the id... read more

Airline Mergers and CAK in 2008

Posted on January 3, 2008 by in General

It's only January and already the rumors are flying about airline mergers. To be sure, $100/ barrel oil puts a lot of pressure on carriers who have tr... read more