Discussing Great Lakes Aviation

Toledo Tower to Remain Open

Congressman Bob Latta’s office reported over Twitter this morning that the FAA has announced they will not be closing the tower at Toledo Express Airport for the overnight hours. The tower was subject to close between 12AM and 6AM as part of the federal budget cutbacks. Concerns were raised about safety of the aircraft handled…
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Airport Committee Meeting: True Market Study Highlights

The April Airport Committee Meeting provided a few highlights of a recently completely true market study. The study completed by Sixel Consulting analyzed the Toledo market between October 2011 and November 2012. The size of the Toledo Express catchment area is 981,000 residents which generates over $526 million in revenue per year for air travel…
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April Airport Committee Meeting Review

Today the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority Airport Committee met for its (typically) monthly meeting. There was a lot covered in the meeting in respect to passenger traffic, cargo operations, and also military operations. The meeting included a lot of positives and also some items to raise awareness before they become concerns. Passenger Service Good…
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NWOAC March Meeting Wrap

The Northwest Ohio Aviation Council held it’s March meeting on the evening of the 28th at Grand Aire. During the meeting, discussions were held on the impact of looming FAA cuts that may cause the Toledo Express ATC tower to close from 12AM until 6AM daily. Due to the high profile nature of this action,…
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February 2013 Passenger Statistics

February brought mixed news when it came to the performance of the airport. The biggest impact on February 2013’s numbers is the absence of Direct Air (which collapsed) this year compared to last. ¬†American also witnessed some softening compared to last year. Allegiant however noticed a significant boost in traffic over last year, thanks to…
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Another Look: Toledo's 2011 SCASD Grant

The 2011 Small Community Air Service Development grant program awarded Toledo Express Airport and the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority with funds for marketing, launching a new carrier, start up cost offset, opening a new route, and/or revenue guarantees. The $750,000 grant is being matched with $250,000 from Airport cash funds, $250,000 from non-airport cash…
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