GREEN, Ohio, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More flights to cool destinations provided a big boost in passenger traffic at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in May. More than 135,100 passengers traveled to and from CAK that month, making it the airport's busiest May of all time. That figure is up 11 percent compared to 2009 and beats the airport's previous best May by 9,718 passengers, which was in 2006. For the first five months of the year, 609,469 passengers traveled to/from CAK, an 8 percent increase compared to 2009.
"We are thrilled to welcome more and more new travelers to CAK," said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. "The additional flights, bigger jets and new destinations certainly helped our momentum, but in the end it is our deep commitment to award-winning customer service that helped us set our third monthly record in 2010."
Every carrier at CAK experienced an increase during May. AirTran Airways, which added extra flights to New York and Orlando carried 59,356 total passengers for the month, a 7 percent increase compared to May 2009. Plus, new flights AirTran Airways offers in partnership with SkyWest Airlines to Milwaukee added another 4,400 passengers. Delta, which added a flight each to Atlanta and Detroit, enjoyed a 13 percent increase compared to March 2009. Finally, US Airways, United Express and Frontier Airlines were up 7 percent, 2 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.
About Akron-Canton Airport
Akron-Canton Airport kicked off CAK 2018, its 10-year, $110-million Capital Improvement Plan in 2008. The plan is the most ambitious in the airport's 64-year history. The centerpiece of CAK 2018, the extension and safety upgrade of Runway 5/23 will be complete in November of this year. Other projects include a new aircraft firefighting and rescue building and a federal inspection facility. Also, Akron-Canton Airport was awarded Best Experience on June 8, 2010 as part of the 2010 World Class Customer Service Awards presented by Smart Business. Keep up to date on all things CAK by visiting Social CAK - our comprehensive social media portal. Additional information including flight reservations, driving instructions, and relaxation station is available at www.akroncantonairport.com. Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go®.
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