American Airlines ending service in Toledo

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 3:28 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - American Airlines will be permanently ending service in Toledo later this summer.

According to a company spokesperson, American Airlines is ending service from Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport on Sept. 7 due to a pilot staffing shortage.

The company said it will be reaching out directly to customers who are already scheduled to travel through American Airlines past Sept. 7 to make new arrangements.

“We thank the team members who served our customers in Toledo and will work closely with them during this transition,” the spokesperson said in a statement to 13abc.

American Airlines recommends customers consider traveling through the Detroit Metro airport, as it offers 27 peak-daily flights to 8 of its hubs.

The following is a statement from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority:

“We are incredibly disappointed to learn of American Airlines’ decision to cancel service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) out of Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport (TOL) beginning September 7, 2022. Please note, this decision was made solely by the airline, primarily due to a shortage of regional pilots. Unfortunately, we understand this is a current continued trend in the aviation industry. The Port Authority continues to meet with various airline representatives multiple times a year in an effort to increase air service out of TOL. Toledo Express is still served by Allegiant, which offers nonstop service to Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona and Orlando Sanford, Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda and St. Pete-Clearwater, Florida.”

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