Thursday, October 8, 2009

Akron Airport Car Rental

Chattanooga Metropolitan AirportAkron-Canton International Airport (IATA code CAK) is a commercial Class C airport located in the city of Green, in southern Summit County, Ohio (a very small portion of both runways extend into Stark County,) roughly 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Akron, Ohio, roughly 10 nautical miles (19 km) northwest of Canton, Ohio, and roughly 45 miles (72 km) south of Cleveland, Ohio. The airport is jointly operated by Summit County and Stark County.

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Some additional information about the history of Akron-Canton International Airport is below (sourced from Wikipedia):

Money for the airport was initially allocated during World War II for defense purposes, but the construction stalled over a controversy relating to whether public funding of airport construction would be appropriate. As a result, private funding was essential to the initial construction of the airport, particularly in purchasing the land. The airport was dedicated on October 13, 1946, but permanent terminal facilities were not built until 1955.

In 2005, 1.43 million passengers flew through Akron-Canton, over three times the number just ten years earlier. It is one of the fastest-growing airports in the Midwest, and attracts passengers not only from the Akron/Canton area, but also from the Cleveland metropolitan area.

In 2006, the airport completed a major expansion and renovation of the terminal, including the addition of a new terminal wing off the main concourse-bring the number of gates to 12 (up from 9), new baggage areas, a food court, and improved aesthetics.
Airlines using Akron Canton Airport include:
  • AirTran Airways
  • Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines and occasionally Comair
  • Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines and Mesa Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines

Video: The airport authority has unveiled CAK 2018 -- the most ambitious capital improvement plan in Akron-Canton Airport's history. The 10-year, $110 million plan calls for 10 vital projects in the next 10 years

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