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Soaring through the Summer

July 18th, 2023 |

84,192 passengers traveled through ABE in June

(Hanover Township, PA) – With flights to Denver already underway, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) continued to soar through the summer season as Allegiant Air announced nonstop service to Melbourne, Florida starting in November.

“The Airport felt cautiously optimistic of potentially adding new routes in 2023, but the excitement around ABE is elevated with these fresh options for passengers. We’ve experienced a steady flow of summer travelers even as airlines adjusted their capacity levels to limit disruptions,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

In June, 84,192 passengers traveled through ABE.

Month             Passengers              Percentage decrease          Month                 Passengers

June ’23               84,192                           (9.13%)                        June ’22                   92,652

By the numbers, United increased 17.5%, Allegiant remained flat, American decreased 27.4%,  and Delta passenger traffic declined 30.5% from last June. 

Here are some travel tips to remember:

  • Give yourself extra time to process through the TSA Checkpoint
  • Visit or @askTSA with any general questions or to arrange travel with special circumstances
  • If you are traveling with children, double-check their carry-on bags to ensure there aren’t any prohibited items
  • Passengers under the age of 18 do not need travel identification if accompanied by a companion
  • Boarding begins 30 to 45-minutes prior to departure
  • Checked bags will not be accepted less than 30-minutes before departure

“We continue to encourage our passengers to remain engaged during their air travel as volume at TSA Checkpoints will rise and summer weather can impact flight schedules,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

21,972,614 pounds of air cargo was processed through Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in May – an increase of 25.8% from June 2022.

Month             CARGO (lbs.)              Percentage increase         Month            CARGO (lbs.)

June ‘23             21,972,614                             25.8%                     June ’22            17,461,990


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