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Steady in October

Steady in October

November 22, 2022

78,534 passengers traveled through ABE

(Hanover Township, PA) – Heading into the annual holiday travel rush, passenger traffic remained steady during October at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE).

Last month, 78,534 passengers traveled through ABE – a 8.9% increase from October 2021.

“We’re already getting very close to surpassing 2018 passenger traffic numbers which demonstrates that air travel demand continues to be strong, and people are choosing ABE as their preferred airport,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, LNAA.

Month             Passengers             Percentage increase            Month                 Passengers

Oct. ’22               78,534                                 8.9%                        Oct. ’21                     72,135

By the numbers, Allegiant increased 32.4%, United jumped 29.8%, and American moved up 8.5%.  Delta passenger traffic declined 39% from last October.

“According to AAA, the next two months are expected to be very busy on the roads and of course, at airports.  We’re recommending passengers give themselves extra time and pack their patience,” said Stoudt.

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25,822,264 pounds of air cargo was processed through Lehigh Valley International Airport in October – an increase of 14.18% from Oct. 2021.

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

Oct. ‘22              25,822,264                            14.18%                      Oct. ’21            22,615,304