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May Momentum Keeps Passenger Traffic Rising

May Momentum Keeps Passenger Traffic Rising

June 21, 2018

24-percent increase from previous year at ABE

Passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) carried a recent stretch of momentum throughout May by marking an eighth consecutive month of positive passenger growth dating back to October 2017. 

Last month, 69,675 passengers traveled through ABE – that is a 24.4 percent increase from May 2017.

Month             Passengers                Percentage increase             Month             Passengers

May ’18               69,675                                 24.4%                          May ’17               55,996

“We are excited to have the support of travelers from around the region which indicates that passengers are enjoying the affordability, convenience, comfort and family-friendly environment at ABE,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

By the numbers, American reported a total passenger increase of 66.2%, followed by Allegiant at 18.5%, United posting 17.25% growth, and Delta up 8.45%.

“Coming off their strong growth in April, our legacy carriers of American, Delta and United have maintained their high performance numbers and Allegiant continues to be powerful in the leisure travel market,” said Stoudt.

About LVIA: 

Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania. Allegiant Air, American, Delta and United have 11 nonstop destinations to both leisure destinations and major airline hubs with connections to the world. LVIA’s nonstop destinations include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach (seasonal), Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Punta Gorda and Tampa Bay. For more information on LNAA, visit or