WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Toledo Express Airport will receive new federal resources to attract new service to the airport and keep airfares lower for travelers and businesses, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today. The funds will be administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Community Air Service Development Program.
“Toledo Express Airport has seen a significant loss in flights, with capacity down 70 percent since 2003. Ohio travelers and businesses depend on reliable flights to and from Toledo Express Airport,” Brown said. “This funding will help reestablish some of the air traffic that has been lost in recent years and ensure that Toledo Express remains a reliable option for travelers in Northwest Ohio.”
The airport will use the funds, totaling $750,000, to develop an incentive program for airlines to begin service at Toledo Express. This includes increased ground handling support and startup phase fee waivers. The funds will also be used to support marketing and promotional activities.
Brown wrote a letter in support of Toledo Express Airport to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That letter can be seen here.