By Michael Garko, In Airline News
The Akron-Canton Airport set its 11th consecutive month of record breaking traffic in February. For the month, 128,300 passengers flew through the Ohio airport, easily beating the previous record by 20,975 passengers set in 2006 according to MarketWatch.com.
“We are so thrilled that every one of our airlines experienced an increase in business in February,” said Rick McQueen, president and CEO. “Customers are finding the fares, flights and convenience that makes flying more fun and relaxing right here at CAK, and we are so happy to welcome more and more of them each and every month.”
AirTran Airways, the largest carrier at the airport, saw a 24 percent increase year over year in passengers. As part of the airline’s merger with Southwest Airlines, AirTran will begin service to focus cities in Denver and Chicago-Midway from Akron-Canton this summer.
As for other carriers at CAK, Frontier, Delta, and US Airways also saw double digit growth in numbers from February 2011.
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