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Strong and Steady

March 21st, 2023 |

64,679 passengers traveled through ABE in February

(Hanover Township, PA) – Following a terrific takeoff in 2023, passenger traffic stayed steady at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) during February.

Last month, 64,679 passengers traveled through ABE – a 22% increase from February 2022.

“Comparing data from our previous travel year, passenger traffic overall remains ahead of pace which is certainly positive news for the Airport. The next month will create heavy volume due to spring break getaways and vacations,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

Month             Passengers              Percentage increase          Month                 Passengers

Feb. ’23               64,679                               22.04%                     Feb. ’22                   53,000

By the numbers, Allegiant increased 37%, United jumped 34%, and American moved up 24.6%.  Delta passenger traffic declined 18% from last February.

“It’s important for passengers to give themselves extra time for the entire process – from parking your vehicle, checking-in at the ticket counter, processing through TSA, and then boarding the flight for an on-time takeoff,” said Stoudt.

In February, ABE announced nonstop service to Denver, Colorado aboard Allegiant Air starting June 15th. Visit for more information.

Additionally, a major infrastructure improvement arrives later this year with the completion of a new TSA Checkpoint and Terminal Connector. This $35-million infrastructure investment delivers the following enhancements:

  • Capacity for (4) TSA security checkpoint screening lanes
  • Improved vertical circulation equipment (elevators and escalators)
  • Shorter walking distances with separation of arriving and departing passengers
  • Enhanced air purification systems

19,938,011 pounds of air cargo was processed through Lehigh Valley International Airport in February – an increase of 43.9% from Feb. 2022.

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

Feb. ‘23            19,938,011                             43.9%                      Feb. ’22            13,854,417


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