FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR JULY 2010 IS UP NEARLY THREE PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
- Delta adds additional flight to Paris CDG beginning in June
- USA 3000 returns with flights in May and this fall to Punta Cana, DR, and Cancun, Mexico
- MARCH 2010 scheduled airline traffic report: Seven airlines report increase in traffic with AirTran, JetBlue and Midwest leading
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 14, 2010) – Airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport have published schedule adjustments for the next few months, resulting in more flights, this is according to Aviation Planning Resources and is subject to change.
“If this schedule holds for July, we can report an increase in flights of 2.93 percent year over year for July 2010,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “This could be an indication that demand for air travel is increasing and a hopeful sign of economic turnaround.”
The July 2010 schedule has Delta Air Lines as the number two airline and only 12 daily operations behind US Airways. In all, the July schedule shows 62 more flight operations per week in July 2010 compared to July 2009.
Other significant schedule changes include:
- Delta Airlines is increasing from four to five weekly flights nonstop Pittsburgh to Paris CDG beginning June 1.
- USA 3000 is back with scheduled air service to Cancun, Mexico, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Flights are operating this month and USA3000 has posted a September to December 2010 schedule as well. Flights can be booked at www.USA3000.com. AirTran Airways continues to offer charters for Apple Vacations to both destinations.
According to the March 2010 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority, AirTran Airways, JetBlue Airways and Midwest Airlines reported more than a 20 percent increase in passengers each at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in March 2010 compared to March 2009.
A total of 678,422 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in March 2010, a 1.1 percent decrease compared to March 2009 (678,422 in March 2010/686,152 in March 2009; 1.1 percent decrease).
AirTran, JetBlue and Midwest led a group of seven airlines that posted increases in March 2010. AirTran Airways reported a 21.8 percent increase this past March (89,989/73,855; 21.8 percent), which resulted in more than 16,000 more passengers for the airline. Meanwhile, JetBlue showed a 33.4 percent gain (15,942/11,948; 33.4 percent) and Midwest showed a 33.9 percent increase (6,593/4,922; 33.9 percent). Other airlines that reported increases included Delta* (110,089/109,397; 0.6 percent); United (60,716/59,447; 2.1 percent); Air Canada (2,454/2,411; 1.8 percent); Myrtle Beach Direct Air (923/811; 13.8 percent).
US Airways (184,446/194,943; 5.4 percent), Southwest (129,415/134,321; 3.7 percent), Continental (37,230/42,559; 12.5 percent) and American (35,077/37,828; 7.3 percent) all showed a decrease in traffic.
SkyWest (5,548/0; 100 percent) began operations at Pittsburgh International Airport in December of 2009 and USA3000 (0/13,710; 100 percent) ceased operations the same month.
Year-to-date totals show traffic has dropped a total of 5.4 percent through March 2010 compared to March 2009 (1,719,026/1,817,273; 5.4 percent). *The 2009 statistics reported for Delta include the 2009 statistics for the former Northwest Airlines.