There are two convenient and affordable parking options at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). You may park in our Short-Term Parking or Long-Term Parking lot – both located directly across from the terminal. Parking is based on availability when you arrive. You do not need to make a reservation for parking.
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Welcome to ABE, where Lehigh Valley travelers can enjoy a flying experience closer to home. Travelers comment how the easy parking, relaxing environment, clean facilities, and friendly, helpful staff as the reason why ABE is their preferred airport.
Since 1974, an underground tunnel has been the direct connection for passengers between the Main Terminal and Departure Building at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). That long-time existing travel route is changing as the Airport elevates the customer experience!
Up to (4) TSA security checkpoint screening lanes
Improved vertical circulation equipment (escalators and elevators)
Shorter walking distances with separation of arriving and departing passengers
Enhanced air purification system (LifeAire)
Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority
*Financed through local bank consortium (Fulton Bank, Fidelity Bank, Peoples Security Bank)
Federal Aviation Administration (Airport Terminal Program Grant or ATP)
Community Project Funding (CPF)
RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program)
PennDOT Bureau of Aviation Capital Budget Grants
PennDOT Multimodal Grant
ACE Grant (Alternative and Clean Energy Program)
Inside the Construction Plan
Groundbreaking Ceremony – May 27, 2021
Building Concrete: 1,220 Cubic Yards
Steel: 550,000 lbs of steel or 275 tons
Glass: 62,000 lbs or 6,100 square feet or 31 tons
Metal Panels: 36,200 lbs or 18,100 square feet or 18 tons
Terrazzo Floor: 16,800 square feet
Cable: 83 miles of cable infrastructure
Site Concrete: 290 Cubic Yards
Asphalt Pavement: 2,370 tons
Site Utilities: 1,820 linear feet
Micropiles: 215 total with lengths from 20 to 160 feet deep
LEED Gold Certification
This project is pursuing LEED Gold Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Installation of Electrochromic Insulated Glass Unit provided by Halio. These are smart-tinting glass windows that appear as ordinary clear glass until it tints uniformly to block excessive solar heat and reduce glare.
100% of insulation, flooring materials and ceiling materials used within the building envelope are low VOC to reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage human health and productivity.
A whole building energy simulation has been completed determined a total energy cost saving of 27.3% compared to similar buildings.
Installation of a high-reflectance white roof was specified for the building, while the sidewalks and apron paving are white concrete. Using materials with a higher solar reflectance index (SRI) reduce the negative impacts of a heat island, which radiate heat and elevate regional warming.
As part of the overall scope, the Airport also renovated its Short-Term and Long-Term Parking Lots which included 10 charging stations for electric vehicles, located near the building entrance to promote the importance of reducing harmful emissions
The restrooms located near the new TSA Checkpoint are fully-renovated and have water fixtures with low flush and flow rates, to achieve a 38.03% reduction, or save over 57,000 gallons of water per year.
The TSA Checkpoint / Terminal Connector project has recycled the following materials:
Over 625 tons of concrete/rubble
325 tons of asphalt
26 tons of wood
18 tons of metal
Health & Safety
ABE is the first airport facility in the world to install a LifeAire System. The Lehigh Valley built air-purification system reduces airborne pathogens (including COVID-19) by more than 99% and achieved a 96% reduction in harmful surface pathogens in a recent healthcare study.
Installation of Schindler handrail Ultra UV (PRO) 2.0 handrail device which uses UVC light to treat the handrails. This directly damages the genetic material of bacteria and viruses and helps prevent spread.