Akron-Canton Airport was so pleased with the turnout and outcome of February's "Mom's Tour" event that they're hosting round two Tuesday, June 13th. There will be a morning and evening session.
The "Mom's Tour" is open to both moms AND dads, and is geared towards making a parent's and child's flying experience as seemless as possible.
There are more details in the press release from CAK below and you can sign up for the tours by clicking here.
Akron-Canton Airport Offers More Full-Experience Tours to Moms GREEN, Ohio – An excited group of local moms joined Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) during the first-of-its-kind full-experience airport tour focused on traveling with kids. The response was so positive that CAK will offer additional tours to the community to reach more families who might have concerns about flying with their little ones. The next group of CAK Mom’s Tours will be held at the airport on Tuesday, June 13, with two options available. The morning tour will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and the afternoon tour, 5:30-7 p.m.
“We enjoyed seeing how well-received our first Mom’s Tour was in the community,” said Rick McQueen, President and CEO of Akron-Canton Airport. “And, we look forward to continuing to offer such a great opportunity and resource to parents and families to help prepare them and make their travel experience as enjoyable as possible.”
The CAK Moms Tour is designed to help alleviate anxiety parents have while traveling with little ones. CAK understands that the travel experience with kids can feel intimidating and the team wants to do everything possible to make the journey easy-breezy for each family that chooses CAK for their travel adventures.
During the tour, moms will park, ride the shuttle bus to the airport, walk through the airline check-in process with their little ones, pass through security screening with baby gear, and navigate through the airport to their gates. Representatives from Spirit Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will cover common questions, such as what baby gear travels free, what kid-friendly snack items can be taken through TSA, and more. CAK plans to host these tours twice a year, with room to grow based on demand. The two upcoming tours are open to the public, and moms can sign up online at http://www.akroncantonairport.com/flying-with-kids/tour-sign-up. Space is limited and participation will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and share their family-friendly ideas with the airport.
A Flying with Children resource guide that includes helpful tips about traveling with kids, including airlinespecific requirements for carry-on items, strollers, car seats and ticket purchases, as well as an outline of TSA rules for child nutrition and screening procedures is available on akroncantonairport.com.
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Akron Canton Airport is addiing five new, nonstop destination to its lineup.
CAK officials and Spirit Airlines announced plans to introduce nonstop sevice to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and several Forida cities, including Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers and Ft. Lauderdale.
(Spirit Airlines, Press Release)
Akron-Canton Airport celebrates another milestone today -- the official opening of the newly-renovated ticket wing after more than $2.7 million dollars in renovations.
The work widens the area passengers have where the waiting lines are set up, including improvements to the outdoor entry way. Work continues on improvements to the parking lots.
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(CAK) Keep calm and smile on because the AkronCanton Airport's (CAK) newly renovated, 2.7 million dollar ticket wing upgrade is now complete.
Designed by SoL 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 checkin 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.
The ticket wing isn't the only thing undergoing a major facelift. Improvements and a reconfiguration of the airport's main campus parking lots – shortterm, longterm A, longterm 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.