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Port of Toledo Supports $669 Million in Economic Activity and More Than 7,000 Jobs

Thursday, October 18, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 18, 2018 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is pleased to share the results of The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership’s Economic Impacts of the Port of Toledo, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Port Authority and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Toledo, Lucas County, State of Ohio and Great Lakes region.

 

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Toledo Express Airport Celebrates Allegiant's One-Millionth Passenger Traveling Through TOL

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, September 26, 2018 – Toledo Express Airport (TOL) celebrates today Allegiant’s one-millionth passenger flying through TOL on the 1:24 p.m. flight to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). Passengers who were on board the 1:24 p.m. departing Allegiant flight each received a $100 airline voucher as a token of appreciation for choosing to fly Allegiant out of Toledo Express Airport. 

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Port Authority Board of Directors Approves Purchase Agreement for One Government Center

Thursday, August 23, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 23, 2018 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors approved today a purchase agreement with the State of Ohio to purchase Michael V. Disalle Government Center. The State of Ohio will transfer title of the building to the Port Authority for one dollar. The Port Authority Board of Directors also approved today $1 million in reserve funds to provide an operating fund for the operation of the building at start-up.

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Toledo Express Airport Celebrates One Year Anniversary of American Airlines' Route to Charlotte

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 22, 2018 – Toledo Express Airport (TOL) celebrates today the one-year anniversary of American Airlines’ twice-daily flight to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The addition of this service to TOL helped drive the airport’s fifth consecutive year-over-year increase in passenger service for 2017. A total of 196,937 passengers flew through TOL last year – a nine percent increase over 2016 – and marks the highest passenger total at TOL since 2008. The momentum is continuing in 2018, as the airport is expected to see its sixth consecutive year-over-year increase this year.

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American Airlines Increases Charlotte Capacity by 26 Percent out of Toledo Express Airport

Friday, June 15, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 14, 2018 – Due to strong demand, American Airlines will soon increase capacity by 26 percent out of Toledo Express Airport (TOL) by adding larger aircraft that will offer first class seats when flying to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The new aircraft, Bombardier CRJ-700s, are equipped with 63 seats, which include nine first class seats, eight main cabin extra seats and 46 main cabin seats. The first CRJ-700 flight to CLT is scheduled to depart TOL at 1:37 p.m. on September 5, 2018. The addition of CRJ-700s to Toledo Express Airport marks the first time an airline has made first class seating available since July 2001.

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Toledo Express Airport Reports Busiest Passenger Traffic Month Since 2008

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 25, 2018 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority reports a 40.7 percent increase in passenger traffic at Toledo Express Airport in March 2018 when compared to the same month last year. Last month, 27,709 passengers flew through the airport, which is the highest monthly passenger count the airport has seen since March 2008. American Airlines showed a 122.89 percent increase for the month of March when compared to March 2017, largely due to the addition of the new twice daily route to Charlotte. Allegiant also showed a positive increase for the month of March, with a 10.15 percent increase over the same month last year.

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BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio Completes Largest Energy Efficiency Project at Maumee Assembly & Stamping

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 16, 2018 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio (BBNWO) energy efficiency program completed its largest energy efficiency project at Maumee Assembly and Stamping totaling $3,523,657.

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Toledo Express Airport Reports Nine Percent Increase in Passenger Traffic for 2017

Friday, January 05, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 5, 2018 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority welcomed 2018 with positive growth and momentum at Toledo Express Airport (TOL). The airport closed out 2017 with a nine percent increase in overall passengers for the year. A total of 196,937 passengers flew through TOL in 2017, which helped drive the airport’s fifth consecutive year-over-year increase in passenger traffic and also marks the highest passenger total at the airport since 2008.  

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Toledo Express Airport Celebrates American Airlines' Inaugural Flight to Charlotte

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 22, 2017 – Today, Toledo Express Airport (TOL) celebrates American Airlines’ inaugural flight to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). American Airlines will offer two flights per day on 50-seat regional jets with departures from TOL at 7:00 a.m. and 1:26 p.m., and arrivals to TOL at 1:01 p.m. and 11:43 p.m. This new air service is anticipated to increase total passenger traffic at the airport by as much as 30 percent, and represents a 66 percent increase in American Airlines’ capacity in the Toledo market. The new air service will also provide an economic impact of $15.4 million annually on the local economy according to a recent study conducted by the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University.

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Toledo Express Airport's New Charlotte Route Provides $15.4 Million Economic Impact on Local Community

Thursday, August 17, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 17, 2017 – Toledo Express Airport’s (TOL) new twice daily nonstop service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on American Airlines will provide an economic impact of $15.4 million annually on the local economy according to a recent study conducted by the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University.

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