Discussing Great Lakes Aviation

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…
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Port Releases Toledo Market Details

As part of an article in the Toledo Blade on December 22nd, a discussion comparing the reports spearheaded by the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority versus those by the Treece investment group has led to the public release of many reports for all to view. This includes the True Market Study conducted earlier this year.…
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November 2013 Passeng Statistics

November was another great month for passenger traffic out of Toledo Express.  Both airlines posted gains even though American’s traffic was still slightly weaker than what we would like to see.  We are hearing this month American is doing very well, though.  Allegiant again posted the strongest gains because of Punta Gorda/Fort Myers with an…
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The Treece Privatization Plan: Market & Marketability Study

After going through a week plus of stories questioning them form the The Toledo Blade, the Treece family released the first substantial part of their privatization plan. The Market and Marketability Assessment ( was prepared by Airport Business Solutions out of Tampa, Florida.

October 2013 Passenger Statistics

After a down September, Toledo Express Airport passenger statistics resumed their upward momentum for October.  With Fort Myers/Punta Gorda resuming mid month, Allegiant accounted for all of the growth at an increase of 78.6%.  American Airlines operated by American Connection/Chautauqua showed a decrease of 3.4%.  Overall, the increase was 21.5% over October 2012.  Below are…
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Are TOL/TDZ Privatization Talks Realistic?

A local (family) investment group ran by Dock Treece under the name Treece Investment Advisory Corp., along with his sons Dock David and Ben, have made public they are nearing the end of a study on taking over the operations of both Toledo Express Airport and Toledo Executive Airport. The facilities are currently owned by…
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