Tiffin has 5 major airports within 100 mi.

Businesses here love this fact. It means huge choice for them, their customers, flexibility, and low costs. Larger cities can brag about having an airport directly in their city, but it still usually takes people an hour or more to get to the airports (in Chicago, DC, NY), and you don’t have much choice.

Here’s another interesting fact: if you combined all of the passenger traffic through these Tiffin-accessible airports, you get 24 million, which would place it 7th on the largest US airports list, just behind JFK in New York and ahead of San Francisco International. The bottom line is that air travel in Seneca County is easily accessible, flexible, and very often at a great price.

I’ll cover Tiffin’s great local 4000′ runway airport (16G) in a future post. So, without further ado, here is your list, along with basic information about each of Tiffin’s accessible commercial airports:

Toledo Express Airport

From yelp.com

1. Toledo Express Airport (TOL)

  • Distance from Tiffin – 59.5 miles (about an hour)
  • Passengers – 80,000 per year
  • Airlines – 2 (American, Allegiant)
  • Non-stops – Chicago (via American), various Florida (via Allegiant)
  • News – 11% increase in passengers in 2013 (link)
Cleveland Hopkins Airport

From cleveland.com

2. Cleveland-Hopkins International (CLE)

  • Distance from Tiffin – 81 miles (about 1.5 hours)
  • Passengers – 4.3 million per year (40th largest in US)
  • Airlines – 8 (incl. American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, US Airways, Air Canada)
  • Non-stops – 240 daily, 70 destinations
  • News – Delta adding non-stop to Hartford starting June 15, 2014 (link)
Port Columbus International

From bizjournals.com

3.  Port Columbus International (CMH)

  • Distance from Tiffin – 91 miles (under 2 hours)
  • Passengers – 3.1 million per year (51st largest)
  • Airlines – 7 (AirTran, American, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways, Air Canada)
  • Non-stops – 141 daily, 31 destinations
  • News – Port Columbus completes 1st phase of $80 makeover (link)
Detroit Metro Airport

From airport’s website

4.  Detroit Metro (DTW)

  • Distance from Tiffin – 96 miles (under 2 hours)
  • Passengers – 15.6 million per year (17th largest)
  • Airlines – 13 (CMH’s 7 airlines plus Air France, Air Canada, Frontier, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian)
  • Non-stops – 150 destinations
  • News – Airport adds Minneapolis, Boston, Wilmington, Seattle and Heathrow nonstops for 2014 (link)
  • Non-stops – 141 daily, 31 destinations
  • News – Port Columbus completes 1st phase of $80 makeover (link)
Akron Canton Airport

From airport’s website

5. Akron-Canton Regional (CAK)

  • Distance from Tiffin – 101 miles (about 2 hours)
  • Passengers – 1.8 million per year (89th largest)
  • Airlines – 5 (Delta, Southwest, Allegiant Air, United, US Airways)
  • Non-stops – 12 destinations (incl. Boston, NY, Philadelphia, DC, Detroit, Chicago, Denver)
  • News – 2013 is second busiest year in airport’s history (link)

Sources – all airport information taken from their own websites except for the passenger data, which was taken from the FAA’s Calendar Year 2012 report (most recent data.)

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