GREEN, Ohio - 2012 was a record-breaking year for Akron-Canton Airport on several levels.
The airport announced Tuesday that not only was it the busiest year in its history, but last year marked its third consecutive record-breaking year.
A total of 1,838,083 customers traveled to and from the airport, beating 2011 figures by more than 10 percent. The month of December 2012 was also a record breaker, up 5 percent compared to the same month last year.
“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.”
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