Toledo Express Airport Traffic up 45 Percent in December - Reports Show an 11 Percent Year-End Passenger Increase in 2013
Toledo Express Airport (TOL) ended 2013 with an 11 percent increase in overall passenger traffic when compared to 2012. A total of 159,295 passengers made the choice to fly through TOL in 2013, which helped drive the airport’s first year-over-year increase since 2004. Port Authority reports for December 2013 show that overall passenger traffic at TOL was up 44.82 percent over the same month in 2012. December marked the airport’s ninth month of increased passenger traffic in 2013.
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014
"The growing support of local businesses and leisure travelers has helped the airport see its first increase in year-end passenger traffic since 2004,” said Paul Toth, President and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. “There are many air service options in our region, and we commend the community for flying from Toledo Express whenever possible. Travelers are finding that hub connectivity to Chicago via American Eagle provides the opportunity to connect nearly anywhere in the world from TOL, while Allegiant’s flights provide area residents non-stop access to low cost vacation destinations.”
Finishing the year off strong, all carriers at Toledo Express Airport showed increased passenger traffic for the month of December. Allegiant carried 9,031 total passengers in December, a 73.41 percent increase over the same month in 2012. American Airlines, whose passenger totals were up 24.32 percent in December, carried 7,499 passengers between TOL and Chicago, with connections to over 100 cities worldwide.
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