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Summer Travel is Sizzling at ABE

Summer Travel is Sizzling at ABE

August 22, 2019

94,298 passengers last month – highest total July on record                      

(Hanover Township, PA) – Temperatures weren’t the only numbers soaring last month, as Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) continued its sizzling summer travel season.

Last month, 94,298 passengers traveled through ABE – a 23.44 percent increase from July ’18 – and the the highest recorded total for July since 1999 (93,769).

This July marks 22 consecutive months of positive passenger growth dating back to October 2017.

Month              Passengers                Percentage increase             Month              Passengers

July ’19                94,298                                 23.44%                        July ’18                76,394

“It’s been 20 years since ABE has experienced summer traffic numbers this high, and we continue to appreciate air travelers in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities that have chosen their neighborhood airport to takeoff out of town,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

By the numbers, Allegiant reported a total passenger increase of 35.5%, with United posting another strong month at 22.8%, followed by American up 19.9%, and Delta jumping 7.8%.

“Significant increases across the board are positive indicators of success for all of our air carriers at ABE, which is exciting. Each month in 2019, it seems that a different airline is leading the pack which certainly demonstrates that passengers are receiving the highest level of customer service. The announcement earlier this week about Allegiant selecting the Lehigh Valley as its next aircraft base only adds to the momentum,” said Stoudt.