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The Suburbanite
  • Akron-Canton Airport has its busiest month ever

  • May’s figure was an all-time, 65-year monthly passenger record.

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  • May’s total passenger numbers hitting 158,334, the Akron-Canton Airport broke its previous passenger record of 155,000 in July 2011.
    May’s figure was an all-time, 65-year monthly passenger record. May 2012  passenger figures topped those of May 2011 by 11,881 travelers.
    For the first five months of the year, travelers flying to and from the airport increased by 12 percent over the first five months of 2011.
    “Nothing makes us happier than welcoming thousands of new customers,” said Rick McQueen, president and chief executive officer. “We hope to keep them coming back by offering the lowest average airfare in Ohio and by offering a relaxing airport experience.”
    May 2012 also marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking passenger traffic. AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, offering nonstop service to Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Milwaukee and Denver, increased 17 percent compared to May 2011 carrying 80,655 total passengers.  Frontier Airlines flying nonstop to Denver was up 22 percent compared to last year. US Airways, with flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., increased by 9 percent. United, with flights to Chicago O’Hare, increased by 6 percent. Delta Air Lines, offering nonstop flights to their global hubs in Atlanta and Detroit, was up slightly compared to last year. Further, beginning Aug. 12, 2012, Southwest Airlines will begin two daily nonstop trips to Chicago Midway along with replacing AirTran’s nonstop flight to Denver. Southwest tickets can be purchased only at www.southwest.com.