Toledo Express Airport

Toledo Express Airport (IATA: TOL, ICAO: KTOL, FAA LID: TOL) is a joint civil-military airport located 10 miles (16 km) west of the city of Toledo in the extreme Western portion of Lucas County, Ohio, United States, near the border with Fulton County, in the townships of Swanton and Monclova. TOL is located on State Route 2 near the Ohio Turnpike. Exit 52 on the Turnpike connects the Turnpike with Route 2. In addition to serving commercial passenger, cargo and general aviation aircraft the airport is also a base for the Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing with F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

As well as being a main airport for Toledo, it is also a secondary airport for Detroit, Michigan, and serves as a regional hub for smaller communities and rural areas in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The airport is operated by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. Toledo Express served 143,383 passengers in 2012, a 0.9% drop from 2011 which had 144,076. American Airlines, operated by American Connection, was the largest operator in 2012 with 79,619 passengers (up 12% from 2011–70,939 and 58,540 in 2010) and reported a load factor of 66%. Allegiant Air carrier 54,412 passengers in 2012 for a 91.5% load factor. The remaining passengers were carried by charter outfits Direct Air (operated by Xtra Airways) with service to Punta Gorda and Vision Airlines with service to Myrtle Beach.

Toledo Express also served as the main North American hub for DB Schenker, who acquired BAX Global, an international air cargo company, from 1993 until September 2011. DB Schenker leased a 300,000-square-foot (30,000 m2) warehouse facility with direct access to the runways at Toledo Express. They operated approximately 20 flights on average (with a peak of 42) per night from across the United States. Toledo Express was the 22nd busiest cargo hub in North America in 2009 with 241,472 tons handled. The facility is now home to the headquarters of BX Solutions, a ground logistics and shipping company started up by former BAX Global employees with plans to re-establish the former domestic BAX Global ground and eventually air networks.

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