TOLEDO – According to a press release, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority welcomed 2020 with another year of positive growth and momentum at the Toledo Express Airport (TOL).
The airport closed 2019 with an increase in total passengers for the year of 1.69%. In 2019, a total of 245,389 passengers passed through Toledo, helping to increase the airport’s passenger traffic for the seventh consecutive year and the highest number of passengers at the airport since 2008.
“The past seven years of sustained growth prove that northwest Ohio has a market for air travel,” said Thomas J. Winston, President and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. “Year after year, more and more residents choose their local airport over others. The more we use the flights we have, the more airlines will continue to see the Toledo market as real contenders to add new flight services to TOL. “
Allegiant flew 111,888 people to and from four popular Florida destinations in 2019, up 4.27% from 2018, and 131,267 passengers traveled with American Airlines to Chicago, Charlotte or beyond with a single stopover to nearly 200 worldwide destinations. The additional 2,234 passengers flew with charter aircraft, 25.29% more than in the previous year. The airport also grew by 17.11% in December compared to December 2018.
Allegiant’s market capacity will increase in the next few months compared to the same months last year.
More seats will be available at Toledo Express Airport in 2020; especially 4.9% more in February, 32.8% more in March due to the spring break and 5% more in April. In addition, Allegiant has extended its booking calendar to mid-November and has flights to St. Pete-Clearwater and Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda are in operation all year round without interruption.