Akron Fulton International Airport is a general aviation airport located in the city of Akron in Summit County, Ohio, United States. It is owned by the City of Akron.
Named for longtime manager Bain Ecarius "Shorty" Fulton, it first opened in 1929 and has operated in several different capacities since then. Although the airport has only served general aviation for many years, it does technically have United States Customs facilities, and is therefore considered an international airport. The airport did have commercial scheduled airline service until the 1950s. It is now used for both cargo and private planes.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Akron Fulton is assigned AKR by the FAA and AKC by the IATA (which assigned AKR to Akure, Nigeria).
In 1985, the Akron Fulton Airport was recognized as the 3rd National Landmark of Soaring by the National Soaring Museum.
Facilities and aircraft
Akron Fulton International Airport covers an area of 1,171 acres
) which contains two asphalt
: 7/25 measuring 6,337 x 150 ft (1,932 x 46 m) and 1/19 measuring 2,336 x 100 ft (712 x 30 m). For the 12-month period ending May 22, 2007, the airport had 26,000 aircraft operations, an average of 71 per day: 98% general aviation
, 1% air taxi
and <1% military.