A look back to the early years of aviation development in the Akron-Canton region involves a complex cast of characters, a multitude of interests and resulted in a revolutionary government partnership.
The origin of the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) evolved against a wartime backdrop. As with many airfields across the United States, CAK's initial funding was proposed at a time when the nation was most concerned about air defense, during World War II. Although fraught with controversy and delays, the Akron-Canton Airport's beginnings have laid an aviation foundation that contributes over $300 million in local economic impact and connects more than 1.4 million passengers to destinations worldwide.
A look back to the early years of aviation development in the Akron-Canton region involves a complex cast of characters, a multitude of interests and resulted in a revolutionary government partnership. In September 1940, with Hitler threatening world domination in World War II, the Civil Aeronautics
Administration (CAA) announced $500 million in new funds for airport construction in the United States. The Ohio Airports section received $15 million to establish 104 ports statewide. $231,600 was earmarked for a Class 2 airfield (limited to 20-passenger planes) in Canton. Three sites for the new airport were initially considered: McKinley Airport on Mahoning Road, 144 acres; Martin Field on the Harrisburg Road, 170 acres; and the Harvey Miller farm, 400 acres.
Parking is meant to be simple. Enjoy parking options to fit every budget and convenience.
There are five parking lot options at the Akron-Canton Airport. All parking lots are handicap accessible and complimentary door-to-door shuttle service is provided from the long term and economy lots.
Wherever you need to go in the U.S. or the world, our airlines can get you there. Akron-Canton Airport has the lowest average airfare in the greater Cleveland area, and even the State of Ohio. Our airlines include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines. Choose CAK next time you fly.
From gentle greetings to a quiet space to get some work done, enjoy these airport services.
Baggage assistance is provided by Prospect Airport Services. Their services are available between 4:00 am and midnight .
TSA checkpoint opens at 4:00 am and is open until 15 minutes prior to the latest scheduled flight. The checkpoint does not stay open late in the event of a delay, so plan to arrive based on scheduled flight time. Closing time varies with airline schedule changes.
Airport security is provided by the Summit County Sherrif's Department. They can be reached at 330-896-6390 .
Open to all passengers, the Ohio Desk Business Center is a quiet space to get some work done before your flight. The Ohio Desk Business Center is open during airport hours.
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