Charlotte was of particular interest for many reasons but most of all to showcase the new direct route from Toledo Express to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which opens the business community in the Toledo Region to many exciting opportunities. The city was also chosen because of existing relationships between the Charlotte and Toledo Chambers of Commerce and between Toledo Region businesses with those in the Charlotte area. These relationships played a crucial role in securing the new route and this trip was the next step in strengthening those relationships and creating new ones.
American Airlines’ new nonstop service to Charlotte, North Carolina out of Toledo Express Airport launched on August 22, 2017. A multitude of new domestic and international destinations, specifically over 100 domestic, 22 Caribbean and 6 European destinations, will now be accessible from Toledo as a result of this service. The addition of the new Charlotte route is anticipated to increase passenger service at Toledo Express Airport by as much as 30 percent annually.
The business community in Toledo played a large role in attracting American Airlines to the Toledo Market. If you are interested in learning more about intercity visits with the Chamber, or how the Chamber Business Community can play a role in helping the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority secure additional routes from Toledo Express, please email Stephen.Vasquez@toledochamber.com.