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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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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. To Locate HBI Production Plant At Ironville Terminal

Thursday, June 15, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 15, 2017 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority announced today that Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) will locate its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant at Ironville Terminal in East Toledo. This project has the potential to create up to 130 permanent jobs, more than 1,200 construction jobs and represents a $700 million investment in the Toledo Region. This project was made possible due to partnerships between the Port Authority, JobsOhio, Midwest Terminals of Toledo, City of Toledo, Lucas County, Regional Growth Partnership, and the Ohio Rail Development Commission.

 

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American Airlines to Begin New Nonstop Daily Service to Charlotte from Toledo Express Airport

Monday, April 17, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 17, 2017 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority announced today that American Airlines will begin new twice daily nonstop service between Toledo Express Airport (TOL) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) beginning on August 22, 2017. This new route represents a 66 percent increase in American Airlines’ capacity in the Toledo market.

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Port Authority's Diversified Contractors Accelerator Program has Approved $4 Million in Total Loans to Local Contractors

Saturday, January 28, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 12, 2017 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s Diversified Contractors Accelerator Program (DCAP) has eclipsed the $4 million mark with $4,102,148 in total loans approved since the program’s inception in December 2010. The program, which provides financial support to encourage increased participation by northwest Ohio-based minority and women-owned contractors in publicly bid work and privately funded construction projects, currently has 51 participants who have received funding for 92 projects.

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership - Traditional and project cargoes transit the St. Lawrence Seaway in November

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2016) – “November was a good month for the export of agricultural products and shipments of aluminum ingots on the Great Lakes Seaway System,” said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.  “Under the binational trade development program known as ‘Highway H2O’, the U.S. and Canadian Seaway Corporations have raised international awareness about the advantages of exporting grain products via the Great Lakes Seaway System and it is paying off.”

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