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Air Service Ticking up at Akron-Canton Airport

July 8, 2020

Two airlines serving Akron-Canton Airport added additional service this week to their existing routes.

American Eagle is ramping up service to Charlotte to as many as four roundtrips a day and adding another flight to Philadelphia.

United Express added a roundtrip to Chicago O’Hare.

Both carriers had been operating just one roundtrip a day to those destinations for the past several weeks.

Spirit Airlines has boosted its service to Orlando to daily from three times a week.

Airport officials say service is expected to increase further in August when American Eagle resumes serving Chicago O’Hare, New York LaGuardia and Washington Reagan airports.

Delta Airlines and its commuter brand Delta Connection are not expected to resume flying between Akron-Canton and Atlanta until March 2021.

Suspended service by United Express to Houston is slated to return in October and Spirit is expected to resume seasonal service to Tampa and Fort Myers in November.

United Express is projecting launching service to Washington Dulles Airport in August.

Airport CEO Ren Camacho said daily air travel through CAK had dropped to as low as 100 passengers a day compared to the normal 2,000 a day during the depths of the pandemic.

Air travel has been picking up although it is still well below normal summer levels.

Camacho said much of the increase in travel has been leisure travelers with business travel not having picked up as much.

In an unrelated development, Ultimate Air Shuttle plans to resume its service between Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport and Cincinnati Lunken Airport on July 20.

The 42-minute public charter flights operate twice daily on weekdays. It is the only scheduled commercial service at Burke.

The Cleveland-Cincinnati route is the first one bring brought by Ultimate, which is a division of Ultimate JetCharters in North Canton.

OneJet Buys Ultimate JetCharters

May 5, 2018

OneJet has acquired Ultimate JetCharters, a North Canton-based company that owns Ultimate Air Shuttle.

The latter operates a scheduled public charter service between Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland and Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport.

The sale may mean an increase in flights out of Cleveland.

OneJet is based in Pittsburgh and has public flights similar to those of Ultimate Air Shuttle that serve Kansas City, Missouri; Milwaukee; Indianapolis; and Hartford, Connecticut.

For now, Ultimate Air, and Ultimate JetCharters will continue to operate under their current names.

Rick Pawlak, managing director at Ultimate Air Shuttle, said additional flights to Cleveland could begin later this year.

He said the company has hired 12 new employees, including four additional flight crews.

“We are going to go in expansion mode very soon from Cleveland and from Cincinnati,” he said.

Ultimate Air Shuttle has operated from Cleveland since late 2015.

Pawlak said by late this year the merged company will have a fleet of 25 planes.