On November 19, 2020 Akron-Canton airport virtually debuted their recent terminal modernization project which includes new seating and power supplied by Arconas. The $34 million gate modernization is the final element of its 10-year, $110 million capital improvement campaign.
The previous gates for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines originally opened in 1962, and although the airport has worked diligently throughout the years to maintain and improve these gates, they were not designed for today’s modern aircraft.
Five new gates were added to what is now a light-filled, two-level concourse with ample seating. This includes Arconas Flyaway seating in sleek black vinyl upholstery. Flyaway features clean, graceful lines with a robust structure. Its ergonomically contoured lumbar support, a higher backrest and substantial cushioning provide superior comfort for extended wait times. The linear rows of Flyaway include tables throughout for people to place food and beverage or personal items. Adding tables to rows of seats are also a great way to encourage physical distancing.
In addition to free Wi-Fi, passengers also have access to power under and between seats from Arconas’ inPower flex modules. This power module is an easy and convenient way for passengers to recharge their electronics from the comfort of their seat. The inPower flex features two AC receptacles and two USB ports for fast, convenient charging.
The new terminal updates also include passenger amenities such as mobile-friendly work stations, a service animal relief area, additional restrooms, a mother’s room, a new business center and a children’s play area ease traveler’s journeys.
Revenue is being enhanced with the addition of a new 3,000 SF food and beverage concession area filled with full height windows and expansive views to the airfield. New and refurbished passenger boarding bridges improve operations and provide weather-protected boarding for all passengers. The design provides for a shelter-in-place area for passenger protection during severe weather events.
Read more about the official opening Akron-Canton Airport Newsroom here.