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Over ¾ of million passengers fly through ABE

Over ¾ of million passengers fly through ABE

January 28, 2019

Highest total of passenger traffic since 2011

Since takeoff in January 2018, passenger traffic kept climbing at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), surpassing 700,000 passengers for the first time since 2011.

792,974 passengers traveled through ABE in 2018 –a 14.57 percent increase from 2017 .

Month                    Passengers          Percentage increase        Month                   Passengers

Jan. – Dec. ’18            792,974                       14.57%                   Jan. – Dec. ’17          692,154

“Eclipsing 700,000 passengers is certainly an achievement to celebrate, but we couldn’t have reached this goal without strong community support, amazing partnerships with our airlines, and of course the hard work of Airport staff to deliver the highest level of customer service,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

It was also a December to remember for ABE with 61,453 passengers choosing their neighborhood airport – a 10.08% increase from the same month the previous year. ABE also extended a streak of 15 consecutive months of positive passenger growth dating back to October 2017.

Month              Passengers                Percentage increase             Month              Passengers

Dec. ’18               61,453                                 10.08%                        Dec. ’17                55,826

By the numbers in December, United reported a total passenger increase of 32.6%, followed by American up 27.7%, and Delta jumped 13.5%. Allegiant posted a slight 8% decline for the month.