PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2013
- Scheduled traffic up 3.6 percent in December 2013
- Seven airlines report increases in traffic
PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2014) – Seven airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport showed an increase in scheduled passenger traffic in December 2013 in comparison to last December according to the Pittsburgh International Airport Monthly Scheduled Airline Traffic Report. Passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport increased 3.4 percent in December 2013 compared to December 2012, as a total of 637,324 passengers traveled through the airport compared to 614,940 passengers that traveled in December 2012.
Southwest Airlines reported an increase of 33.1 percent, due primarily to new Houston Hobby, new Nashville nonstop flights, and the merger with AirTran Airways. Other airlines that reported increases in traffic include American (23.4 percent), United (4.7 percent), US Airways (3.4 percent), Delta (1.1 percent), Air Canada (29.7 percent) and Frontier (10.5 percent). Frontier operates flights on behalf of Apple Vacations and also permits bookings of flights to Punta Cana and Cancun through its website.
Meanwhile, the amount of departing scheduled seats for December 2013 increased 4.6 percent compared to December 2012, according to Diio, an aviation database system.
This year, the Thanksgiving holiday ended in December, with December 1 as one of the busiest travel day in terms of seats during the year. This fact could also account for some of the traffic increases.
Total scheduled passenger traffic for 2013 was down 2.0 percent as 7,854,181 passengers traveled at Pittsburgh International Airport in 2013 compared to 8,011,581 in 2012. United (2.5 percent); American (7.3 percent), and Air Canada (1.4) reported year-over-year increases in scheduled traffic.