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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
#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...
#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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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’...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
@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 (@...
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 ...
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." ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
"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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
PET BUYERS BEWARE!
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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 ...
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 ...
What's your traveling hat?
Posted on September 12, 2008 by in General
Ok, we have a new contest. Thomas Mulready from coolcleveland.com came down to the airport to shoot some videos of yours truly, in my traveling hats. ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...