Akron-Canton Airport

Akron-Canton Airport

Akron-Canton Regional Airport (IATA: CAK, ICAO: KCAK, FAA LID: CAK) is a commercial Class C airport located in the city of Green, in southern Summit County, Ohio (a very small portion of both runways extend into Stark County,) roughly 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Akron, 10 nautical miles (19 km) northwest of Canton, and 10 nautical miles (19 km) northeast of Massillon. The airport is jointly operated by Summit County and Stark County.

Money for the airport was initially allocated during World War II for defense purposes, but the construction stalled over a controversy relating to whether public funding of airport construction would be appropriate. As a result, private funding was essential to the initial construction of the airport, particularly in purchasing the land. The airport was dedicated on October 13, 1946 as the Akron-Canton-Massillon Airport. The name was later changed to the Akron-Canton Regional Airport. The first passenger air service began in 1948 when American, United, Capital and Eastern airlines moved their service from the Akron Municipal Airport. A permanent terminal was built in 1955 and expanded in 1962.

The airport has two runways - 7,601, and 8,204 feet (2,317 and 2,501 m) long, both 150 feet (46 m) wide.

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