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A Message from the Director

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Thomas R. Stoudt
Executive Director
Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

Air travel is a routine: book your ticket, pack your bags, drive to the airport, check-in, process through the TSA checkpoint, and board your flight!

But, as you return for takeoff from your neighborhood airport following an unprecedented health crisis, there might be apprehension, concern, or fear.

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) has a message for everyone: You can Fly Safe with ABE!

Since the start of this pandemic in January, ABE has been proactive and vigilant in our approach to implement COVID-19 prevention measures through guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDOH), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Your customer experience has always been built upon our greatest responsibility: Safety First!

I’m extremely confident this foundation is further strengthened by adapting ABE’s terminal complex with the necessary tools for passengers to know they have chosen not only comfort and convenience but the healthiest environment for their family, friends, and travel companions.

We’ve spent months and resources creating this new environment by installing hundreds of new signs and markings regarding best practices for COVID-19 prevention (social distancing, mask requirements, hand washing, etc.), hand sanitizing stations, personal protective equipment (PPE), increased disinfection / cleaning procedures, public service announcements, and more safety efforts are expected to land in the coming months.

As part of the Fly Safe with ABE initiative, let me introduce a new staff member: Abe, the pilot!  Stick with Abe and you will have a safe flight through our terminal complex from check-in to boarding.  If you see Abe, take a moment to read the information he has been instructed to share with passengers, customers, and airport guests. To learn more about Abe, visit his profile page on our website here.

Your first takeoff may feel different. But, it won’t take long before you see a familiar face. You’ll look around and immediately see that our facility still delivers the ease you remember.  And, its going to be evident that ABE is safe. Our staff is strong. And, again we’ll demonstrate resiliency by restoring the excitement of air travel together!

Welcome back to your neighborhood airport! We missed you!