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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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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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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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Port Authority Receives Ohio Economic Development Association's Best Project Award for the Dana Project at Overland Industrial Park

Monday, October 24, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 24, 2016 – The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA)
presented the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority with the Best Project Award for The Dana
Project at Overland Industrial Park at its 2016 Annual Summit held October 19-21 in Columbus,
Ohio. The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual excellence awards program
recognizes economic and workforce development achievements throughout Ohio. The Best
Project category recognizes outstanding and innovative projects in economic and business
development that retain or generate jobs and investment.

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Port Authority Completes Renovation Of New Greyhound Station At Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza

Thursday, June 23, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 23, 2016 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and Greyhound Lines, Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the completion of a newly renovated Greyhound station at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. The new Greyhound station will share a common space with Amtrak, who has operated out of the Plaza’s first floor since 1996.

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Dana Holding Corporation to Locate New Axle Manufacturing Facility at Overland Industrial Park

Monday, May 09, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 9, 2016 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and NAI Harmon Group announced today that Dana Holding Corporation will open a new high-tech axle manufacturing facility at Overland Industrial Park, making Dana the first tenant on the recently redeveloped site. The addition of this new facility has the potential to employ over 300 associates by 2020.

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