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Tremendous Takeoff in Summer Traffic at ABE

Tremendous Takeoff in Summer Traffic at ABE

July 22, 2019

89,609 passengers last month – highest total in June since 2004                               

It’s the busy summer travel season at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) with all eyes on vacation, relaxation, and passenger numbers soaring to heights not seen since 2004.

In June, 89,609 passengers traveled through ABE – a 23.43 percent increase from June ’18 – and the highest total for June since 2004 (92,637).

This marks 21 consecutive months of positive passenger growth dating back to October 2017.

Month              Passengers                Percentage increase             Month              Passengers

June ’19              89,609                                 23.43%                        June ’18                72,600

“We anticipated the terminal would be buzzing this summer. Those expectations have been proven true thanks to all of those air travelers in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities choosing the convenience of their neighborhood airport,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).

By the numbers, United reported a total passenger increase of 38.7%, with American posting another strong month at 28.6%, followed by Allegiant up 26.2%, and Delta jumping 9%.

“Its important to recognize the strong increases of all of our air carriers at ABE, as they continue to deliver the highest level of customer service while expanding operations. The recent arrival of additional flights to Chicago and new destinations in Nashville and Savannah / Hilton Head have been very successful. We remain focused on enhancing the customer experience with the addition of the Airport Book Exchange (ABE) – a partnership with local public libraries (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) as passengers are able to take a book for their journey or leave a book they completed before takeoff,” said Stoudt.