Posted on 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.
“Today’s historic inaugural flight provides Toledo area travelers with connectivity to American Airlines’ second largest hub, and to a multitude of worldwide destinations,” said Paul Toth, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. “This flight represents a significant commitment to the Toledo market by American Airlines and demonstrates the continued growth of the Toledo economy.”
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the second largest hub in the American Airlines network and the third largest airline hub in the world, with more than 650 daily departures to over 150 destinations in 24 countries. A multitude of new domestic and international destinations will now be accessible from Toledo as a result of this service, including Paris, Dublin, Rome and 22 destinations in the Caribbean.
Additionally, starting today and ending December 31, 2017, travelers who fly nonstop to CLT as their final destination or connect to an international destination through CLT or Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) from TOL on American Airlines are eligible to receive free parking at TOL for the duration of their trip. For more information on the free parking program, go to www.toledoexpress.com.
About Toledo Express Airport
Toledo Express Airport, your local choice for fast, easy and convenient air travel, provides an easy alternative to larger, less convenient 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 nonstop service to Orlando Sanford, Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda and St. Pete-Clearwater, Florida via Allegiant; and nonstop service to Chicago, Illinois and Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as one-stop service to nearly 200 world-wide destinations when connecting through Chicago or Charlotte via American Airlines.
For additional information, please refer to www.toledoexpress.com, or connect with Toledo Express Airport on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to stay up-to-date on the airport and the air carriers that serve the Northwest Ohio region.
The mission of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is to develop expertise and assets that drive and grow the region’s transportation and logistics infrastructure and its economic prosperity for all.
www.toledoport.org – 419.243.8251