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TSA Extends Face Mask Requirement

May 1, 2021

Masks required in airports and onboard commercial aircraft until September 13th (Hanover Township, PA) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and…

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Traffic Marches Upward

April 22, 2021

46,596 passengers choose your neighborhood airport last month (Hanover Township, PA) – For the first time in 12 months, passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is marching upward as the vaccination rollout and rescinding of COVID-19 travel restrictions has positively impacted the aviation industry. 46,596 passengers used ABE…

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A Pledge to Fly Local

April 14, 2021

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) announces travel program for local businesses (Hanover Township, PA) – With air travel showing optimistic trends of returning this summer,  Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) has an important message for businesses and organizations within the region: Fly Local! On Tuesday, April 13th, your neighborhood airport…

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Alert: Full Scale Emergency Exercise

April 12, 2021

First responders and airport personnel to participate at ABE on Saturday, April 17th (Hanover Township, PA) – Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is hosting a full-scale disaster exercise of the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) on Saturday, April 17th from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is only an exercise.  It is not…

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AFCO Selected to Develop Aeronautical Facilities at ABE

March 30, 2021

(Hanover Township, Pennsylvania) – Aviation Facilities Company Management, LLC (“AFCO”) has been selected to plan and develop portions of on-airport property at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) for aeronautical use. On Tuesday, March 30th, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) Board of Governors voted (unanimously) to approve the transaction.  AFCO anticipates…

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Traffic Ticks Up at ABE

March 22, 2021

26,299 passengers choose your neighborhood airport in February (Hanover Township, PA) – As COVID-19 restrictions are being rescinded, passenger traffic remains steady relative to pandemic travel levels at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). 26,299 passengers used ABE in February 2021 – a 62.8 percent decline from Feb. 2020.  “More cars…

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Hopeful for a Takeoff in Travel

February 25, 2021

23,545 passengers traveled through ABE in January (Hanover Township, PA) – Twelve months ago, passenger traffic exploded to kickoff 2020 at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). As a result of COVID-19 and the pandemic’s impact on commercial travel across the country, history did not repeat itself. 23,545 passengers used ABE…

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15 Minute Results offering Molecular PCR Testing at ABE

February 16, 2021

RT-PCR results will be provided in 24-48 hours.  (Hanover Township, PA, February 16th, 2021) –15 Minute Results, in partnership with Lehigh Valley International (ABE), are now offering Molecular PCR (RT-PCR) testing for passengers and the Lehigh Valley community. RT-PCR results will be provided in 24-48 hours. Hours of Operation for…

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Two Dramatically Different Stories at ABE

January 20, 2021

Pandemic Reduces Passenger Traffic, while Cargo Takes Off! (Hanover Township, PA) – Not since 1972 (368,689) has Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) experienced passenger traffic numbers dipping below 400,000 annual travelers. “We anticipated 2020 to be a year of substantial growth at ABE, only to face the most challenging year…

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COVID-19 Rapid Testing at ABE

January 4, 2021

Results are available within 15 minutes via cell phone (Hanover Township, PA, January 3rd, 2021) – As vaccine distribution continues to rollout worldwide, passengers are depending on immediate access to COVID-19 testing as a critical resource to maintain the health and safety of air travel. On Monday, January 4th, 15…

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$1 million for ABE Terminal Connector

December 24, 2020

Lehigh Valley Delegation secures RACP funding for Essential Airport Project (Hanover Township, PA) – Recognizing the importance of the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) to the region and the Commonwealth, all four legislative caucuses in Harrisburg and the governor secured a total of $1 million in RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital…

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Holiday Travel Slow Down

December 21, 2020

30,367 passengers travel through ABE (Hanover Township, PA) – Air travelers in the Lehigh Valley responded to recommendations by public health officials to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday, as Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) posted a decrease in passenger traffic during November. Last month, 30,367 passengers traveled through ABE…

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Who’s Your Hero?

December 4, 2020

Enter a special person in your life for a chance to fly them home for the holidays (Hanover Township, PA) – Inspired by the resilience & courage of Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) staff and front line workers in our communities throughout 2020, Abe the Pilot developed a special flight…

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Military Resource Center Unveiled at ABE

November 20, 2020

In Memory of Makala A. Ashmar (Hanover Township, PA) – On Friday, November 20th, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) unveiled the “Makala A. Ashmar” Military Resource Center – which honors the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the nation’s armed forces. “We are extremely…

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Rise in October

November 19, 2020

35,995 passengers travel through ABE (Hanover Township, PA) – For only the second time since COVID-19 severely impacted commercial air travel earlier this year, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) experienced a significant rise in passenger traffic during October. Last month, 35,995 passengers traveled through ABE – a 53.7 percent decline…

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