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Akron-Canton Airport Goes Smoke Free.

GREEN, Ohio, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airport Authority Board of Trustees voted to make Akron-Canton Airport a smoke free facility at their March meeting. The smoking ban goes into effect immediately. Smoking will still be permitted outside the terminal between doors four and five in the designated smoking area. Smoking will not be permitted at any other terminal entrance.

"Most airports throughout the US and many communities are becoming smoke free environments," said airport director Fred Krum. "Our customers told us that second-hand smoke from the bar (the only place in the terminal where smoking was permitted) was negatively affecting their travel experience. Because customer experience is so important to us, it felt like the right thing to do."

AirTran Airways, Delta Connection, Northwest Airlink, United Express and US Airways Express serve the growing Akron-Canton market. Additionally, Frontier Airlines announced earlier this month that it would commence twice- daily nonstop service to Denver starting June 15, 2005. The airport is currently in the third phase of the $60 million, five-year STAR expansion project, which focuses on building a new $24 million gate concourse and a new Shuffel Road interchange. The first two phases included longer runways, a new baggage claim wing, additional car parking and a food court with national brands. Additional airport information is available at http://www.akroncantonairport.com/ . Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go.

CONTACT: Frederick J. Krum, Airport Director, or fkrum@akroncantonairport.com , or Kristie Van Auken, Director, Marketing- Comm., or kvanauken@akroncantonairport.com , both of Akron-Canton Airport, Akron, +1-330-896-2376, or Canton, +1-330-499-4059

Web site: http://www.akroncantonairport.com/
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