Discussing Great Lakes Aviation

Allegiant Air Extends Schedule through April 2014; Adds Capacity

The Spring of 2014 will see an increase in capacity from Allegiant Air compared to the Spring of 2013.  While the it doesn’t appear they will be flying a full week of service to any of the destinations over the Spring Break time frame, they have upped seating capacity throughout the entire month to all…
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July 2013 Passenger Statistics Released

July 2013 continued the upward momentum passenger wise at Toledo Express Airport.  14,484 passengers flew to or from TOL this past July which equated to a 22% increase over July 2012.  Also, this past month, we have broken the 100,000 passenger mark for the year at 102,324. Allegiant Air again lead the pack with 7,854…
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June 2013 Passenger Statistics

So far, 2013 has reversed the trend of passenger declines at Toledo Express Airport.  Following a stellar May, June came in just as strong with a total of 14,841 passengers, or an increase of 17.5% over June 2012.  Year to date, passenger numbers are ahead of 2012 by a slim margin of 3.6% to 87,840…
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American Airlines Fall Schedule Has Been Released

American Airline’s fall schedule has been released for Toledo Express Airport.  There really isn’t much of a change from the current schedule except for the flight numbers.  American Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines continues to operate the flights at four times daily each way on most days on board 44 seat Embraer ERJ-140 aircraft.  The…
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May 2013 Passenger Statistics

May 2013 passenger statistics came out much higher than expectations.  With a total of 15,280 passengers through the gates at Toledo Express, this was a whopping 26% increase over May 2012.  The difference – Allegiant Air’s increase in seating capacity on the MD80 aircraft to 166 total seats and their addition of Punta Gorda.  Allegiant…
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NATCA Closure Study Thank You Letter

Received this letter from the NATCA Representative today thanking everyone for support for keeping Toledo Tower open overnight.   Thank you for submitting a response to the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA” or “the Agency”) regarding the staff study of the feasibility of closing Toledo Air Traffic Control Tower (“ATCT”) and TRACON during overnight hours. The…
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