February Passenger Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport
April 13, 2006
FEBRUARY2006 PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2006) – February was a good month for Southwest, United and Midwest airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) according to the February 2006 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report issued by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Southwest Airlines once again eclipsed the 10 percent mark of total passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport as the Texas-based airline reported a total of 70,841 passengers – a total of 10.1 percent of total scheduled traffic for February 2006.
Meanwhile, Midwest Airlines again continued its impressive growth as it reported an 86.7 percent increase in February 2006 over February 2005 (5,164 passengers in February 2006/2,766 passengers in February 2005). Midwest, which flies four flights per day to Milwaukee and one per day to Kansas City, has shown a 93.8 percent increase through the first two months of the year compared to the same time period in 2005 (10,594 passengers through February 2006/5,466 passengers through February 2005).
United Airlines reported an 18.3 percent increase for the month (49,093, Feb. 2006/41,486, Feb. 2005) and an 18.8 percent growth in year-to-date totals (101,668, Feb. 2006/85,597, Feb. 2005).
``Midwest and Southwest are prime examples of the changes occurring at Pittsburgh International Airport,`` said Allegheny County Airport Authority Executive Director Kent G. George said. ``Southwest has been doing very well from the outset and Midwest, with their outstanding customer service, has found a niche that hopefully we will see grow even more.``
In the last two years, Pittsburgh International Airport has realized an increase to its origination and destination passenger traffic, a trend that has been influenced by airlines such as Midwest, Southwest, AirTran and USA3000 as well as the restructuring of US Airways.
A total of 698,507 scheduled passengers traveled through Pittsburgh International Airport in February 2006 – which is a 2.2 decrease compared to February 2005 (698,507/714,298). Year-to-date scheduled airport traffic shows a 4.9 percent decrease (1,390,416/1,462,526).
US Airways and US Airways Express show a 10.6 percent decrease in traffic in February 2006 compared to February 2005 (403,029/450,836) and year to date, US Airways traffic is down 15.6 percent (791,612/937,854).
All other scheduled carriers combined show a 12.2 percent increase in February 2006 compared to February 2005 (295,478/263,462). For the year, all other scheduled carriers show a 14.1 percent increase (598,804/524,672).
February 2006 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport
2006 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport