Akron Canton Airport

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Jan. 12:

CAK Control Tower
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President Donald Trump wants to move the national air traffic control system from the FAA to a private non-profit corporation. He says that will save money, get technology upgraded faster and cut travel delays. But such a change would include complications.

Rick McQueen is president of the Akron Canton Airport, site of one of three full-time control towers in northeast Ohio. He says air traffic control is only one of a host of aviation oversight duties of the FAA.  And separating it out will have to be done thoughtfully.

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Starting this week, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will be the nation’s only mid-sized airport with the three biggest ultra-low cost carriers. Allegiant Air begins service Wednesday joining Spirit and Frontier.

CAK Main Terminal

Fifty-thousand people, including 15,000 members of the media, are expected for the Republican National Convention. Many will arrive aboard an estimated 750 private and charter flights expected for the event. 

A sleek corporate jet disembarks passengers outside a private aviation  complex at Akron-Canton Airport. Eric Berg, who runs Av Flight, says a stream of planes like this will be rolling through during the RNC. 

Ticket Wing Facade, Canto-Akron Airport
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Akron-Canton Airport has opened one of the final components of its 10-year master plan,  and it’s a big upgrade for travelers.

It’s an expanded ticketing area to go with a revamping of the ground-transportation infrastructure.