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Flying into the Holiday Season

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:

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