Another month, another record for the Akron-Canton Airport.
If it weren't CAK this story might be boring at this point.
May set an all-time record and why shouldn't June? Nearly 169-thousand people flew the skies out of CAK, beating May by ten thousand...and that's with the 12 percent increase from June of last year. Overall the same holds for the first six months of 2012 with traffic up double-digits.
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(Akron Canton Airport news release) Well, that didn’t last long! Just one month after an all-time record-breaking May at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), June overcame May as the airport’s busiest month ever. Marking a 65-year monthly passenger record, 168,935 Customers traveled to/from CAK in June, beating May by 10,000 passengers. Compared to June of last year, the airport hosted 17,820 more passengers in 2012; a twelve percent increase. For the first six months of the year, 874,270 travelers flew to/from CAK, up 12 percent compared with the first six months of 2011.
AirTran Airways (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines) offering nonstop service to Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Milwaukee and Denver increased 27 percent compared to June 2011 carrying 89,717 total passengers. Frontier Airlines flying nonstop to Denver was up 13 percent compared to last year. US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. (Reagan), increased by 11 percent. United with flights to Chicago O’Hare, increased by 5 percent. Further, beginning August 12, 2012, Southwest Airlines will begin two daily nonstop trips to Chicago Midway along with replacing AirTran’s nonstop flight to Denver. Southwest tickets can only be purchased at southwest.com.