Toledo Express Airport (TOL)
celebrated on Sept. 26, 2018 Allegiant’s one-millionth
passenger flying through TOL on the 1:24 p.m. flight to
Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). Passengers who were on board the 1:24
p.m. departing Allegiant flight each received a $100 airline
voucher as a token of appreciation for choosing to fly Allegiant
out of Toledo Express Airport.
“Today marks a historic
moment at Toledo Express Airport as we celebrate Allegiant
reaching the tremendous milestone of serving one-million
passengers in our market,” said Paul Toth, President and
CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. “This
accomplishment would not have been possible without the
continuing support from Toledo area travelers, as well as
Allegiant’s ongoing commitment to Northwest Ohio.”
The airline, which has
served the Toledo market for nearly 13 years, began service out
of TOL on December 15, 2005, connecting Toledo and Northwest
Ohio to many vacation destinations. Today, Allegiant offers low
fares and nonstop service to Orlando Sanford, Ft. Myers/Punta
Gorda and St. Pete-Clearwater, Florida.
“We are thrilled to reach
the one-million mark at Toledo Express,” said Kristen
Schilling-Gonzáles, Allegiant Managing Director of Planning.
“We’ve seen a lot of growth over the past 13 years and we know
there are more great things to come with our partnership with
TOL and with the Toledo community.”
Allegiant service at TOL
has helped drive the airport’s five consecutive year-over-year
increases in passenger totals. This year, passenger traffic on
Allegiant has increased 4.1 percent for the first eight months
of 2018 when compared with the same period in 2017.