Left: Aerial view of Toledo International, courtesy of airnav.com
(Toledo, OH) The statistics for passenger traffic at Toledo International Airport (TOL) released yesterday were pretty depressing; traffic was down 27% in December 2005 as compared with the same month in 2004.
Only 33,000 passengers used the international airport last month, largely a result of the drop in the number of scheduled flights from the carriers.
The situation at Detroit Metro (DTX) is much less gloomy. The FAA predicts that the 650 million people who traveled throught DTX in 2000 will grow to over 1 billion by 2010.
Despite its close proximity, the failure by the Port Authority to attract and keep air carriers will continue to prevent the airport from growing, and will be a thorn in the side of regional growth.