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LNAA awarded $10.4 million in FAA Grants

September 3, 2020

Projects include Runway Rehabilitation Projects at ABE and XLL (Hanover Township, PA) – On Tuesday, September 1st, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) received notification regarding multiple grant awards totaling $10,470,246 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with funds stemming from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

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Slightly More Passengers Fly in July

August 19, 2020

27,612 passengers trust ABE for summer travel (Hanover Township, PA) – For a third consecutive month, passenger traffic improved at your neighborhood airport, but the COVID-19 pandemic has still delivered a significant blow to   summer travel. Last month, 27,612 passengers traveled through Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) – a 70.7…

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Take Flight Against Cancer

August 18, 2020

$25 donation can honor or remember those impacted in the Lehigh Valley (Hanover Township, PA) – Already on board for a cure, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) has spread its wings through a partnership with the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley (CSCGLV). On Tuesday, August 18th, representatives…

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Encore! JetStream Music Fest Returns

August 13, 2020

Kendal Conrad to represent the Lehigh Valley on August 19th (Hanover Township, PA) – Celebrating “Live Music at a Safe Distance,” 12 North American airports including Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) will join together on Wednesday, August 19th for a free, multi-hour livestreamed event. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Texas),…

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Opening the doors of Hangar 11

July 27, 2020

ABE completes $16.3 million project for corporate and general aviation (Hanover Township, PA) – In the midst of a worldwide health crisis, COVID-19 has the aviation businesses identifying cost effective and convenient options for housing their corporate or general aviation aircraft.  One option for aircraft owners considering a relocation just…

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Jolt in June

July 22, 2020

26,123 passengers for the takeoff of summer travel at ABE (Hanover Township, PA) – As COVID-19 continues to severely impact air travel, your neighborhood airport received a jolt in passenger traffic during June. Last month, 26,123 passengers traveled through Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) – a 70.8 percent decrease from…

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TSA launches “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign

July 1, 2020

TSA shares travel tips for travelers flying out of Lehigh Valley International Airport ahead of 4th of July Weekend (Hanover Township) –  As the calendar turns to July and the Independence Day holiday weekend is just a few days away, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the agency’s new…

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Slight Surge in May

June 23, 2020

13,107 passengers takeoff from ABE as summer travel approaches (Hanover Township, PA) – Following months of terminal silence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your neighborhood airport experienced a slight surge in passenger traffic during May. Last month, 13,107 passengers traveled through Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) – an 82.8 percent…

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Fly Safe with ABE!

June 11, 2020

New signage, requirements, and COVID-19 prevention measures for passengers (Hanover Township, PA) – Your neighborhood airport has a message for the entire region: You can Fly Safe with ABE! On Thursday, June 11th, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) unveiled COVID-19 prevention measures implemented for passenger health and safety. This initiative also includes…

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LNAA receives over $6 million in economic relief from CARES Act

May 27, 2020

Signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27th (Hanover Township, PA) – During a conference call with airport operators across the nation, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and leadership representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially announced the allocation of $10 billion in airport…

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COVID-19 Decimates Passenger Traffic

May 20, 2020

96% drop in passenger traffic in April due to pandemic (Hanover Township, PA) – The COVID-19 health crisis has reduced air travel across the country to a standstill. During April, passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) was nearly erased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with only…

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JetStream Music Festival Announces Line-up

May 1, 2020

ABE selects Kendal Conrad to be featured performer on May 6th (Hanover Township, PA) – The JetStream Music Festival hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:00 p.m. EST is available via Facebook Live at @FlyABE. Join us for this an online celebration of music between (23)…

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Nationwide Airport Music Festival Includes ABE

April 28, 2020

Event will be broadcast via Facebook Live on May 6th (Hanover Township, PA) – For one night only, more than a dozen airports across North America will join together for JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of…

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ABE to receive $6 million from CARES Act

April 22, 2020

The following statement regarding the CARES Act funding may be attributed to Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority: Lehigh Valley International Airport will receive $6,191,170 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding delivers an essential lifeline to alleviate the significant loss…

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Drastic decrease in passengers at ABE

April 21, 2020

41% drop in passenger traffic in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Hanover Township, PA) – The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated air travel across the nation, and Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) was not spared posting its first decrease in passenger traffic since October 2017. “First and foremost, I can’t…

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