New Route to Start Between Airports in Ohio, North Carolina

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A new air service route between Ohio and North Carolina will take flight later this summer.

The president and chief executive officer of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority says American Airlines will launch a twice-daily nonstop service between Toledo Express Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. The service will start Aug. 22.

Port authority President Paul Toth says the airport received a $750,000 grant from the federal government in 2011 that would help subsidize the cost of the flights.

Officials say the flights will be on a 50-seat regional jet, and the new service is expected to increase total traffic at the airport by as much as 30 percent.