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Fly Safe with ABE!

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 the exciting arrival of the Airport’s newest staff member: Abe, the pilot!

“From the start of the search for a new normal at ABE, our vision was helping to restore an enjoyable and convenient travel experience by producing the healthiest environment for family friends, and travel companions,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

The customer experience at your neighborhood airport has always been built upon any airport’s greatest responsibility: Your Safety First!

This foundation is further strengthened following months of adapting ABE’s terminal complex with the necessary tools for passengers or customers to see a noticeable enhancement and change to their flight routine.

“Prevention efforts won’t slow down for ABE, as they’ll remain in the center of our radar when evaluating infrastructure and other projects for years to come,” said Stoudt.

This new travel routine includes:

For more information about the Fly Safe with ABE initiative, please visit:

Creating a familiar face for passengers to recognize the Fly Safe with ABE initiative was critical for communication. Let us welcome aboard Abe, the pilot!  

Abe’s first major assignment is ensuring air travelers and customers have a safe flight through our terminal complex from check-in to boarding.

“His familiar face should serve as an important reminder during your journey through ABE to adhere to best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDOH), and World Health Organization (WHO) for preventing transmission of the coronavirus,” said Stoudt.

If you see Abe, the pilot – take a moment to read the information he has been instructed to share with passengers, customers, and airport guests. Learn more about Abe by visiting his profile page on our website:

Additionally, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing screening procedures to limit physical contact and increase social distancing for the summer travel season:

For more information on Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), please visit or www.facebook/flyabe or @flyabe.