Southwest converts services from AirTran at Akron-Canton

At Akron-Canton Airport, Southwest Airlines has converted four more destinations from AirTran branded service to its own brand and added more flights and routes.

Southwest is now offering eight daily nonstop flights from the airport. Destinations with new or additional Southwest service from Akron-Canton (CAK) include Boston Logan, New York LaGuardia, Orlando and Denver (a second seasonal round trip).

Rick McQueen, president and CEO, Akron-Canton Airport, commented, “Southwest.com is now the go-to website for CAK travellers seeking a great airfare to their favourite destination. With nearly 900,000 customers flying Southwest Airlines from CAK every year, we couldn’t be more pleased to celebrate their success in our market.”

“Our partners at CAK have been instrumental in helping Southwest Airlines grow its presence in northeast Ohio,” noted Bob Montgomery, Southwest Airlines vice-president of airport affairs. “This year is about recognising the hard work that AirTran Airways did to lay a very solid foundation for Southwest Airlines while celebrating its people and brand as we move toward the full integration of the two airlines.”

Southwest Airlines will take over all routes to/from CAK on 2 November 2014 as well as adding a daily nonstop flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The last AirTran Airways flight from Akron-Canton will be to Atlanta on 1 November.

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