Keep calm and smile on because the Akron-Canton Airport’s (CAK) newly renovated, 2.7 million dollar ticket wing upgrade is now complete. Designed by SōL Harris/Day Architects, of North Canton, Ohio, the new interior added more than 1,800 square feet of circulation space, LED lighting and huge windows. The exterior of the ticket wing features a dramatic glass canopy.
“We wanted to create an even better airport experience for our customers with our ticket wing renovation,’ said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. “More natural light and more circulation space make the check-in experience feel even better. We are delighted, too, that this project finished up prior to the RNC, the Bridgestone Invitational and the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions. Visitors will have a great first impression of our region because of these improvements.”
This project was funded by revenue from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport improvement program, passenger facility charges (PFC), and airport operating revenue. Additionally, it is one of the final projects of the airport’s CAK 2018 Capital Improvement Plan introduced in 2008. For photographs of the new ticket wing visit our flickr page.
The ticket wing isn’t the only thing undergoing a major facelift. Improvements and a reconfiguration of the airport’s main campus parking lots – short-term, long-term A, long-term B, and the cell phone waiting lot are still underway. Covered parking, new entrance and exit plazas and a commercial vehicle lane are features of the upgraded parking lots. Sign up for CAK Connections, our official newsletter and/or follow Akron-Canton Airport on Facebook and Twitter for future construction updates and airport happenings.