Akron-Canton Airport Begins Nonstop Service to Houston

Passengers flying out of -Canton Airport (CAK) to this morning were treated to something unexpected at the gate – a piece of cake and a cup of coffee.

It was to celebrate the inaugural flight out of Akron-Canton to in Houston by way of Inc. The refreshments and ribbon-cutting took some of the travelers off guard, said the airport’s president and CEO, .

“A couple people didn’t realize it was the first flight,” McQueen said. “So they got cake and free coffee. It was a nice way to kick off a nice, new service.”

Forty-eight passengers boarded the 50-seat aircraft set to depart at 6:54 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and arrive in Houston at 8:55 a.m. Central Standard Time. Return flights leave Houston at 6:45 p.m. CST and arrive at Akron-Canton at 10:36 p.m. EST, McQueen said. As is tradition for a new flight, the aircraft passed under a as it taxied toward the runway.

Source: Business Journal Daily