Toledo Express Airport Reports First Quarter Increase in Passenger Traffic on American Airlines

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 17, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Toledo Express Airport (TOL) continued to climb during the first quarter of 2014 with a 14.44 percent increase as compared to the same period during the previous year. A total of 47,164 passengers made the choice to fly through TOL during the months of January, February and March. American Airlines showed an 8.19 percent increase for the quarter, with a total of 18,618 passengers. This upward trend indicates that more northwest Ohio travelers are booking flights from TOL when purchasing airfare.

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Allegiant also showed a positive increase for the first quarter, with an 18.65 percent increase over 2013, and a total of 28,077 passengers flying through TOL.

The passenger load factors for American Airlines’ flights during the first quarter were also up significantly as compared to 2013.

Load Factor Comparison for American Airlines Operations at Toledo Express Airport

Month
2013
Load Factor
2014
Load Factor
January
52.85%
83.08%
February
59.80%
83.23%
March
62.37%
82.71%

 

“We closed 2013 with a year-end passenger increase, marking the first year-over-year increase seen by Toledo Express since 2004,” said Paul Toth, President and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. “This first quarter trend builds upon that momentum as local business and leisure travelers continue to show increased support for the airport. With the combined ease of using Toledo Express Airport, the opportunity to connect nearly anywhere in the world through Chicago on American, and the great non-stop, low cost options to Florida on Allegiant, travelers are finding that TOL is a preferred option when booking travel.”

About Toledo Express Airport

Toledo Express provides a crowd-free and easy alternative to larger, less convenient hub-airports. Parking is available within 50 feet of the terminal and daily parking rates at Toledo Express are just $8 per day compared with more than $20 a day at other airports. Toledo Express offers non-stop service to Chicago (ORD) via American Eagle, and non-stop service to Orlando/Sanford Airport (SFB), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) and St. Pete/Clearwater Airport (PIE) via Allegiant.

For additional information, please refer to www.toledoexpress.com or connect with Toledo Express Airport on Facebook (www.facebook.com/toledoexpress) and on Twitter (@TOLAirport) to stay up-to-date on the airport and the air carriers that serve the northwest Ohio region.

It is the mission of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to continuously focus on job creation by leveraging our strategic geographic position, resources and economic development proficiency to provide increased business opportunities—built upon and around our innovative transportation and logistics expertise—while promoting our community and region within the global marketplace. We will accomplish this through unmatched speed and efficiency of service, collaborative and strategic partnerships, community stewardship and the continued generation and execution of new ideas and innovations. www.toledoportauthority.org – 419.243.8251

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