Lehigh Valley International Airport flying high to close summer ‘16
September 21, 2016
Eight percent passenger increase from last August
Allentown, PA – As the travel season reaches its conclusion, Lehigh Valley International Airport has enjoyed a busy final month of summer with passenger traffic on the rise.
In August, over 67,000 passengers traveled through LVIA – that is an 8.2 percent increase from August of 2015.
Month Passengers Percentage increase Month Passengers
Aug. ’16 67,673 8.2%
Aug. ’15 62,497
“Support from the community combined with travelers that experience a comfortable and hassle free experience at LVIA provides the strongest case to attract additional air service,” said Charles Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority. Since the beginning of 2016, LVIA has welcomed 469,834 passengers. Last year, LVIA provided the highest quality of customer service for 673,505 passengers – a ten percent increase from 2014.
The Airport Authority has also seen a growth in 2016 within the cargo operation at LVIA. An industry that is known for seasonal fluctuations, the amount of cargo arriving and departing the Lehigh Valley has been trending upward over the past year.
Month Cargo (lbs.) Percentage increase Month Cargo (lbs.)
Jan-Aug. ’16 65,247,435 245.0%
Jan-Aug. ’15 18,904,462
“The popularity of e-commerce has provided LNAA with an additional source of revenue and makes us a viable option for companies using air transport for cargo because of our close proximity to major cities and roadways,” said Everett.
Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania. Allegiant Air, American, Delta and United have 10 nonstop destinations to both leisure destinations and major airline hubs with connections to the world. LVIA’s nonstop destinations include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach (seasonal), Newark, Orlando, Punta Gorda and Tampa Bay. For more information on LNAA, visit www.flyabe.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.