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% percent increase from October 2020.
“Compared to other airports nationwide, we’ve rebounded remarkably well. ABE staff continues preparing for an anticipated surge of air travelers that heeded the advice of health officials by staying home for the holidays last year. Pack your patience and be sure to arrive early for your flight – both are key for a stress free journey,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).
Month Passengers Percentage increase Month Passengers
Oct. ’21 72,135 100.4% Oct. ’20 35,995
By the numbers, United reported a massive passenger traffic increase of 269%, Delta jumped 207%, Allegiant moved up 68.6%, and American finished 50.3% ahead of last October.
Here are three (3) fundamental points ABE wants to remind passengers:
- Passengers should arrive 2 hours before their scheduled departure to ensure adequate time to process through the airline ticket counter and TSA checkpoint so they don’t miss their flight.
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires face masks for all individuals while at transportation hubs through at least January 18, 2022.
- Visit tsa.gov or www.flyabe.com for information about permitted travel items.
22,615,304 pounds of air cargo was processed through Lehigh Valley International Airport in October – a sharp increase of 37.7% from Oct. 2020.
Month CARGO (lbs.) Percentage increase Month CARGO (lbs.)
Oct. ‘21 22,615,304 37.71% Oct. ’20 16,422,421