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COTA AirConnect Takes Off

05/04/2016


COTA Launches Bus Service Between Downtown and Port Columbus International Airport
COLUMBUS, OH—Today, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and the
Columbus Regional Airport Authority welcomed more than 100 elected officials,
business and community leaders to an event celebrating the launch of COTA
AirConnect. COTA AirConnect provides direct bus service between Downtown
and Port Columbus International Airport seven days a week.
The celebration began with a ceremonial ride on the COTA AirConnect from
Downtown to Port Columbus International Airport. Program speakers included:
W. Curtis Stitt, COTA President/CEO; Elaine Roberts, Columbus Regional
Airport Authority President & CEO; Brian Ross, Experience Columbus President
& CEO; Yaromir Steiner, Insight2050 Executive Committee Chair; and Shannon
Hardin, City of Columbus Council Member.
Simple Just Pulled Up. Downtown. Airport. Done.
COTA AirConnect began operating on Mon., May 2. The service arrives at
designated stops in Downtown and at the airport every 30 minutes between 6
a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week. The route travels through Downtown to pick
up passengers, with a focus on servicing hotels and the convention center. When
COTA AirConnect arrives at the airport, the bus drops passengers off at
Departures, then picks new passengers up at Arrivals.
COTA AirConnect buses are specially braded and easily recognized. On-board features include luggage racks
and USB charging ports. A one-way COTA AirConnect trip costs only $2.75. Tickets may be purchased at
COTA ticket vending machines in Downtown and at the COTA shelter on the Arrivals level at the airport.
Passengers may also pay with exact change when boarding the bus. For more information about COTA
AirConnect, visit COTA.com/AirConnect.

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