More travelers than ever found a little happiness at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) this May.
Nearly 146,500 passengers traveled to and from CAK during the month making it the airport’s busiest May of all time. That number is up 8 percent (more than 11,300 passengers) compared to the same month in 2010, the previous best May. Year-to-date, 631,500 total passengers used the airport, up 3.6 percent compared to 2010. May joins April and January as monthly record breakers.
"We are so thrilled to welcome more and more Customers to CAK," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "We work hard to provide a relaxing airport experience and flights to the places travelers want to go. It truly makes CAK a better way to go."Passenger traffic increased on nearly all airlines at the airport. AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, offering nonstop service to Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Atlanta, New York and Boston increased 16 percent compared to May 2010. Plus, SkyWest Airlines' (in partnership with AirTran) flights to Milwaukee posted a 12 percent gain. US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan), increased by 19 percent. Frontier Airlines with nonstop flights to Denver were up 6 percent.