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Travel Ticks Up for Thanksgiving

December 21st, 2023 |

80,161 passengers traveled through ABE in November

(Hanover Township, PA) – Between the launch of flights to a new destination and another busy week of Thanksgiving travel, passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) reached its highest level for November since 2004.

“According to TSA officials, passenger activity through our new and expanded security checkpoint has increased by 10 to 15 percent. We’re prepared for a busy final stretch of holiday travel with airlines adding more capacity to the market,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

In November, 80,161 passengers traveled through ABE.

Month               Passengers            Percentage Increase          Month                 Passengers

Nov. ’23                 80,161                              9.6%                          Nov. ’22                   73,128

By the numbers, Allegiant increased 21.6% and Delta jumped 6.6%. Meanwhile, United   passenger traffic remained flat with American declining 10% from last November.

ABE hosted two special events last month alongside Allegiant Air to mark the 10th Anniversary of nonstop service to Punta Gorda, Florida and a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the inaugural flight to Melbourne, Florida.

“There are plenty of success stories in 2023, including the unveiling of significant infrastructure investments to enhance the customer experience and the addition of more air service options for the Lehigh Valley. It’s really been an exciting year for ABE,” said Stoudt.

23,199,544 pounds of air cargo was processed through Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) last month – an increase of 1.0% from November 2022.

Month             CARGO (lbs.)              Percentage Increase         Month            CARGO (lbs.)

Nov. ‘23             23,199,544                               1.0%                     Nov. ’22            22,959,421


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