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Passenger increase at LVIA in ’16

January 19th, 2017 |

Highest passenger traffic for the year since 2013

 Allentown, PA – In addition to announcing the arrival of new air service to Fort Lauderdale and breaking ground on the Multi-Modal Transportation Center, there is more exciting news for Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Passenger traffic continues to rise and has reached its highest level since 2013. Last year, 688,505 passengers traveled through LVIA – that is a 2.2 percent increase from 2015.

Month             Passengers                 Percentage increase               Month              Passengers

Jan-Dec. ’16        688,505                               2.2%                            Jan.-Dec. ’15       673,505

“We are extremely grateful to every passenger and the Lehigh Valley community for choosing LVIA when scheduling their vacations, business trips and travel needs,” said Charles Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

 “The increase indicates that our mission of delivering a memorable customer experience is working and those standards must be maintained.”

Over the last twelve months, a significant increase in air cargo flights at LVIA, produced 125,950,992 lbs. of cargo – 165.7 % more than January-December ’15.

 Month                Cargo (lbs.)              Percentage increase              Month                Cargo (lbs.)

Jan-Dec. ’16       125,950,992                        165.7%                         Jan-Dec. ’15       47,403,821

“Increased cargo operations created jobs and provided an important revenue stream for the Airport Authority to regain financial sustainability. We are preparing for more growth in the future,” said Everett


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