August 7 NWOAC Meeting – 6:00pm

If you are a user of the radar services provided by Toledo ATCT (and we hope you are!!), we are going to hold an industry meeting to discuss the possible realignment of those services to Detroit TRACON (D21), Cleveland (CLE) ATCT, or Kalamazoo (AZO) ATCT. The other possible outcome is remaining status quo at Toledo ...

May/June Passenger Statistics

May and June passenger statistics have continued the growth momentum from 2013, albeit slowed down a bit as expected.  May 2014 saw a total of 15,623 passengers thru TOL with 8,403 on Allegiant and 7,060 on American Airlines operated by Envoy.  This was a 2.2% increase over May 2013. June’s passenger growth was somewhat stymied ...

PeoplExpress Next Logical Target?

We are coming up on the final year that the SCASD grant the Toledo Port Authority secured for Express Airport can be given to an air carrier to start service. Recent hope was for this grant to be taken by American Airlines to start up service to either Charlotte or Philadelphia as they continue to ...

Toledo Radar Services to Relocate?

The answer to that question is “very possible.” The next question comes – where will it move to? There are four distinct possiblities – Detroit, Cleveland, Kalamazoo, or staying at Toledo. Background Several years ago, Cleveland Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) had a new facility built and the thought was to consolodate several more TRACONs ...

April 2014 Passenger Statistics

Aided by a late Easter holiday and late spring break season, April 2014 passenger statistics increased by another impressive margin.  Total passengers through Toledo Express rose 17.9% over April 2013 to 19,467, besting the usually heavy travel month of March 2014.  Allegiant Air handled 12,744 for an increase of 32.9% over April 2013 and American operated ...

March 2014 Passenger Statistics

March 2014 passenger growth continued the upward momentum, albeit at a much slower pace than the previous months.  With PGD in the mix for over a year now, the rapid upward growth will now be fairly minimal after April.  Allegiant has switched over to A320s on the Orlando and Tampa/St. Pete flights which is a ...

Toledo Airports Private Management

For the past seven or so months, a group of investors from a local family – the Treeces – have been vying to take over management of Toledo Express Airport and Toledo Executive Airport.  They have faced very tough criticism mainly from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and most of all The Blade.  We at ...

February 2014 Passenger Statistics

February 2014 again saw a substantial increase in passenger volume by 20.3%.  The bulk of the increase came from Allegiant which had an increase of 31.6%.  This can be attributed to PGD and also an increase in seats from utilizing 176 seat A320 aircraft on the SFB and PIE routes.  Allegiant saw an increase in ...

January 2014 Passenger Statistics

January 2014 continued the momentum of passenger increases.  Allegiant Air again lead the way with a 48.6% increase in passengers because of the addition of Punta Gorda/Fort Myers.  American had a rough month with 26 cancellations and a reduction of available seats bye 33%.  While that may sound like bad news, American’s passenger totals actually ...

2013 Year In Review

As we close out the year, I have always reflected on what has happened in the past 12 months of the year.  2013 will be no different as there actually has been a lot to reflect on.  2014 is setting up to be yet another interesting year of aviation in Toledo, but that will be ...