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Full of Challenges in February

March 24, 2022

Winter weather and airlines cancellations impact passengers; Mask requirement extended (Hanover Township, PA) – An active month for Mother Nature along with flight cancellations created a February full of challenges at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). 53,000 passengers traveled through ABE in February – a 101.5% percent increase from 2021….

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New Year For Air Travelers

February 16, 2022

Mask mandate in effect until March 18th; Arrive early for morning departures (Hanover Township, PA) – Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) had a steady flow of passenger traffic for the start of 2022. 49,787 passengers traveled through ABE in January – a 111.4 percent increase from 2021.    Month                Passengers         …

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TSA Pre✓® Open Enrollment Returns

January 20, 2022

Sign-up for the expedited screening program at ABE from February 21-25 (Hanover Township, PA)– TSA Pre✓® can help you Get Away Faster, Get Home Faster. TSA Pre✓® open enrollment sessions return to Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) from February 21st through February 25th. Schedule your appointment TODAY! Click here.  *Per the Transportation Security Administration, masks are required…

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A Year of Resurgence

January 18, 2022

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) approached 2018 traffic numbers (Hanover Township, PA) – Amidst the ongoing pandemic, expectations for a quick return to normal air travel routines at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) seemed unlikely in 2021. “We’ve said it all along, the aviation industry pointed to 2023 or 2024…

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A New Blueprint for ABE

January 3, 2022

Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) completes Master Plan Update (Hanover Township, PA) – The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) has announced the completion of a Master Plan Update for Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).  Documents are available on the ABE website: www.flyabe.com Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Master Plan…

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Takeoff of Thanksgiving Travel

December 27, 2021

70,589 passengers traveled through your neighborhood airport in November (Hanover Township, PA) – Thanksgiving travel stayed steady at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) as passenger traffic numbers in November nearly matched 2019 levels. 70,589 passengers used ABE last month – a 132.45% percent increase from November 2020. “Industry experts projected…

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$2 million for ABE Terminal Connector

December 10, 2021

Lehigh Valley Delegation secures RACP funding for critical airport infrastructure (Hanover Township, PA) – Recognizing the importance of Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) to the region and the Commonwealth, all four legislative caucuses in Harrisburg secured a total of $2 million in RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program) funding to support…

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Celebrating the Holiday Season at ABE

December 2, 2021

Festival of Trees and Concert Series in December (Hanover Township, PA) – Festive sights and sounds of the holiday season will return to Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in 2021. The Annual Holiday Concert Series features performances in the Wilfred M. “Wiley” Post Jr. Departure Concourse (located beyond the Transportation…

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Flying into the Holiday Season

November 22, 2021

72,135 passengers traveled through your neighborhood airport in October  (Hanover Township, PA) – With a busy holiday travel season projected over the next two months, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is riding the momentum of strong passenger traffic numbers in October. 72,135 passengers used ABE last month – a 100.4%…

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Don’t Miss Your Flight, Arrive Early!

November 14, 2021

Increased passenger traffic expected at ABE starting November 20th (Hanover Township, PA) – If you are traveling this holiday season, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) has a critical travel tip for passengers with early morning and afternoon departures scheduled: give yourself extra time, so you don’t miss your flight. A summer…

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September Slow Down

October 26, 2021

Two (2) planned closures for Runway 6-24 rehabilitation reduce passenger traffic  (Hanover Township, PA) – With no flights over 72-hours and 54-hours due to two separate airfield closures for critical pavement work within the intersection of Runway 6-24 and Runway 13-31, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) reported a slow down…

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One down, One to Go!

September 24, 2021

ABE completes first of two airfield closures for Runway 6-24 rehabilitation project (Hanover Township, PA) – Scheduled to close for 72 hours, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) reopened 4 ½ hours ahead of schedule on Sunday, September 19th following a pavement rehabilitation of the intersection of Runway 6-24 and Runway…

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Research of a Travel Route

September 20, 2021

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) distributes survey on San Juan, P.R.  (Hanover Township, PA) – With (15) nonstop flights that connect the region to worldwide leisure and business destinations, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is constructing a new case for expanding air service options. On Wednesday, September 15th, the Airport in…

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Summer Travel Rebound

September 16, 2021

267,508 passengers traveled through ABE from June – August (Hanover Township, PA) – Following a steep decline in 2020 of summer travelers due to  COVID-19 concerns, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) rebounded with passenger traffic reaching pre-pandemic levels.  From June – August, 267,508 passengers used ABE – compared to the…

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Reviewing the Emergency Plan

September 15, 2021

ABE and mutual aid partners to meet during Runway 6-24 closure (Hanover Township, PA) – On Saturday, September 18th, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) will host regional mutual aid partners for an annual review of the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) – required by the Federal…

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