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ABE Continues Flying High in ‘18

ABE Continues Flying High in ‘18

November 20, 2018

69,736 passengers is the highest for October since 2010 

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) has come full circle marking a 13th consecutive month of increased passenger growth dating back to October 2017.

Last month, 69,736 passengers traveled through ABE – which is a 3.68 percent increase from the same month last year.

This is the first time since 2010 that ABE surpassed 69,000 passengers in October.

Month              Passengers                Percentage increase             Month              Passengers

Oct. ’18                69,736                                 3.68%                          Oct. ’17                67,261

“It’s certainly a significant achievement, especially since October 2017 saw an extremely high volume of passengers choose ABE, and we’ve surpassed that number by over three percent which is a positive trend for our airlines,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

By the numbers, United reported a total passenger increase of 11.2%, followed by Delta up 6.7%, Allegiant jumped 3.4%, and American posted a minimal decline of 1.8%.

“From an air service perspective, ABE enters the final quarter of 2018 with a lot of momentum as all of our airlines have contributed to a year-to-date 14.9 % passenger increase over last year, with a a busy holiday travel season still ahead,” said Stoudt.