For the third consecutive year, the Akron-Canton Airport has welcomed a record number of passengers. In 2012, 1,838,083 people flew out of the regional airport which marked a 10% increase from 2011. Needless to say, the brass at airport are pleased with the turnout.
“By every standard, 2012 was incredible for CAK,” said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. “A double digit increase in traffic and welcoming Southwest make the year particularly memorable. Plus, we are optimistic about our future. We offer the lowest average air fare in the state and a relaxing airport experience. Customers come from all over the region for that combination and we couldn’t be more grateful.”
Each airline that operates out of CAK saw an increase in fliers last year. Southwest and AirTran grew 10%, Delta saw 9% growth, US Airways welcomed 11% more customers, Frontier Airlines sales grew 7%, and United Express saw a modest increase of 1%.