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Traffic Ticks Up at ABE

March 22, 2021

26,299 passengers choose your neighborhood airport in February (Hanover Township, PA) – As COVID-19 restrictions are being rescinded, passenger traffic remains steady relative to pandemic travel levels at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). 26,299 passengers used ABE in February 2021 – a 62.8 percent decline from Feb. 2020.  “More cars…

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Hopeful for a Takeoff in Travel

February 25, 2021

23,545 passengers traveled through ABE in January (Hanover Township, PA) – Twelve months ago, passenger traffic exploded to kickoff 2020 at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). As a result of COVID-19 and the pandemic’s impact on commercial travel across the country, history did not repeat itself. 23,545 passengers used ABE…

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Two Dramatically Different Stories at ABE

January 20, 2021

Pandemic Reduces Passenger Traffic, while Cargo Takes Off! (Hanover Township, PA) – Not since 1972 (368,689) has Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) experienced passenger traffic numbers dipping below 400,000 annual travelers. “We anticipated 2020 to be a year of substantial growth at ABE, only to face the most challenging year…

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$1 million for ABE Terminal Connector

December 24, 2020

Lehigh Valley Delegation secures RACP funding for Essential Airport Project (Hanover Township, PA) – Recognizing the importance of the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) to the region and the Commonwealth, all four legislative caucuses in Harrisburg and the governor secured a total of $1 million in RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital…

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Holiday Travel Slow Down

December 21, 2020

30,367 passengers travel through ABE (Hanover Township, PA) – Air travelers in the Lehigh Valley responded to recommendations by public health officials to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday, as Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) posted a decrease in passenger traffic during November. Last month, 30,367 passengers traveled through ABE…

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Who’s Your Hero?

December 4, 2020

Enter a special person in your life for a chance to fly them home for the holidays (Hanover Township, PA) – Inspired by the resilience & courage of Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) staff and front line workers in our communities throughout 2020, Abe the Pilot developed a special flight…

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Military Resource Center Unveiled at ABE

November 20, 2020

In Memory of Makala A. Ashmar (Hanover Township, PA) – On Friday, November 20th, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) unveiled the “Makala A. Ashmar” Military Resource Center – which honors the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the nation’s armed forces. “We are extremely…

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Rise in October

November 19, 2020

35,995 passengers travel through ABE (Hanover Township, PA) – For only the second time since COVID-19 severely impacted commercial air travel earlier this year, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) experienced a significant rise in passenger traffic during October. Last month, 35,995 passengers traveled through ABE – a 53.7 percent decline…

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Steady in September

October 27, 2020

25,545 passengers travel through ABE (Hanover Township, PA) – With service returning to the flight schedule, and a new destination ready for takeoff in the coming months, passenger traffic remained steady during September at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). Last month, 25,545 passengers traveled through ABE – a 61.7 percent…

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Destination is D.C.!

October 20, 2020

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) announces flights to Dulles (Hanover Township, PA) – Is Washington, D.C. your next destination? On Tuesday, October 20th, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) announced the arrival of nonstop service to Dulles International Airport (IAD) aboard United Airlines starting on December 17, 2020.  Flights will operate…

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Travel Advisory: Parking Lot Closures

September 20, 2020

Short Term and Aero Club will close on September 21st (Hanover Township) – Phase 1 of a $1.7 million parking lot rehabilitation is ready for takeoff later this month at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). Short Term and Aero Club Parking Lots will be closed starting September 21st for pavement…

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COVID-19 Slows Down Summer Traffic

September 18, 2020

25,116 passengers traveled through ABE in August (Hanover Township, PA) – The summer travel story at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) did not have an exciting conclusion. COVID-19 continued to eradicate passenger traffic for a third straight month with 25,116 passengers traveling through ABE last month – a 72.2 percent…

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LNAA awarded $10.4 million in FAA Grants

September 3, 2020

Projects include Runway Rehabilitation Projects at ABE and XLL (Hanover Township, PA) – On Tuesday, September 1st, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) received notification regarding multiple grant awards totaling $10,470,246 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with funds stemming from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

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Slightly More Passengers Fly in July

August 19, 2020

27,612 passengers trust ABE for summer travel (Hanover Township, PA) – For a third consecutive month, passenger traffic improved at your neighborhood airport, but the COVID-19 pandemic has still delivered a significant blow to   summer travel. Last month, 27,612 passengers traveled through Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) – a 70.7…

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