PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR AUGUST 2013
- More flights and seats available in August 2013 compared to last year
- Southwest, American, and Delta all add new flights
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 11, 2013) – Two airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport showed an increase in percentage of passengers in August 2013 in comparison to last August totals according to the monthly scheduled passenger traffic report prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
American Airlines had the highest percentage-based increase with a gain of 9.8 percent passengers (61,940 passengers in August 2013/56,406 passengers in August 2012). The contributing factor to this increase is that American added a daily flight to Chicago O’Hare (7 daily departures) with larger aircraft and also operated an additional daily flight (total 5 daily flights) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). The DFW additional flight was for the peak summer season. United also reported an increase in traffic (126,532/125,350; 0.9 percent).
The number of departing scheduled flights for August 2013 increased 0.1 percent and the amount of departing scheduled seats available increased by 4.3 percent compared to August 2012, according to Diio, an aviation database system.
Airline updates include: Southwest Airlines has launched its new daily nonstop to Nashville International Airport. American Airlines upgraded its aircraft on its Pittsburgh-Chicago route and launched new daily nonstop Pittsburgh to Los Angeles on August 27. Delta Air Lines will be adding Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Nassau, Bahamas Saturday-only nonstop service beginning December 21. AirTran resumed nonstop service to Ft. Lauderdale on September 29 after a short hiatus. Scheduled passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport decreased 3.5 percent in August 2013 compared to August 2012, as a total of 702,402 passengers traveled through the airport compared to 727,579 passengers that traveled in August 2012. Year-to-date totals show traffic down 2.0 percent as 5,273,045 passengers have traveled at Pittsburgh International Airport through August 2013 compared to 5,380,940 (5,273,045/5,380,940; 2.0 percent). United (908,096/888,881; 2.2 percent); AirTran (574,735/495,232; 16.1 percent); and American (417,165/405,289; 2.9 percent) have also shown increases in traffic.
PIT Airport Statistics :
August 2013 Stats