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Steady in September

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 decrease from September ’19. 

“Typically, September slows down in regards to passenger activity. It’s encouraging that your neighborhood airport saw a slight uptick as confidence and trust continues growing among air travelers using ABE and other airports across the nation during the pandemic,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, LNAA.

Passengers are encouraged to learn more about COVID-19 prevention efforts at ABE, plus TSA and airline travel requirements by visiting:

Month             Passengers                Percentage decrease      Month         Passengers

Sept. ’20              25,545                                 61.7%                    Sept. ’19                   66,854

By the numbers, United reported a passenger traffic decrease of 94.3%, Delta dropped 82.2%, American declined by 46.4%, and Allegiant was down 37.8%.

“With service to Atlanta (Delta) and Chicago (United) back on the schedule, plus the arrival of flights to Washington Dulles International Airport starting in December, there has been an injection of positive momentum for the Airport while we navigate the final months of this challenging year,” said Stoudt.

15,947,872 pounds of air cargo processed through Lehigh Valley International Airport in September – a slight decrease of 3.1% from Sept. ‘19.

Month             CARGO (lbs)              Percentage decrease      Month         CARGO (lbs)

Sept. ‘20           15,947,872                             3.1%                       Sept. ’19                16,466,546