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April 2007 Passenger Traffic Report for Pittsburgh International Airport

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT APRIL 2007 PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT

  • Traffic up 1.7 percent despite US Airways cuts
  • Southwest, Delta and AirTran show big gains

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 23, 2007) – Passenger traffic grew by 1.7 percent in April 2007 at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) according to the April 2007 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Six airlines reported increases – three of which showed gains of more than 22 percent – while Southwest Airlines reported 20,000 more passengers in April 2007 compared to April 2006. Meanwhile, US Airways & US Airways Express reported almost 60,000 fewer passengers in the same time period.

A total of 861,243 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in April 2007, a 1.7% increase compared to April 2006 (861,243 passengers in April 2007/847,103 passengers in April 2006; 1.7 percent increase).

Southwest Airlines led all gainers in terms of increases in total passengers. The Texas-based airline reported 20,806 more passengers in April 2007 compared to April 2006. That translates to a 22.7% increase (112,449/91,643; 22.7%). Delta reported a gain of 16,150 passengers for a 25.5% increase (79,461/63,311; 25.5%) and AirTran gained 8,069 passengers for a 30.8% gain (34,233/26,164; 30.8%), comparing April 2007 to April 2006.

Those three were followed by American Airlines, which increased 13.8% (40,113/35,253; 13.8%), Continental, which showed a 4.4% increase (41,094/39,357; 4.4%), and Air Canada, which reported a 2.3% increase (2,957/2,891; 2.3%) comparing April 2007 to April 2006.

Those gains were more than enough to offset the losses posted by US Airways and US Airways Express, which showed a loss of 59,931 passengers for a 12.8% decrease (408,167/468,098; 12.8%) comparing April 2007 to April 2006. The airline has not shown an increase in passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport since September 2002. Additionally, the airline has reduced operations at the airport by more 75% since that time and plans to cut even more flights in July.

United (58,297/59,077; 1.3% decrease), Northwest (40,312/40,442; 0.3% decrease), USA3000 (13,121/13,191; 0.5% decrease) and Midwest (7,440/7,676; 3.1% decrease) also reported losses comparing April 2007 to April 2006.

"Airlines other than US Airways account for more than 50 percent of the traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport" Allegheny County Airport Authority Executive Director Kent G. George said. "The numbers continue to reflect the shift to more passengers originating and ending their travel in Pittsburgh – a trend that has occurred since fares have become more competitive and US Airways has reduced its operations. As a result, area residents are able to enjoy air travel at better fares with many choices of carriers.”

JetBlue, which began service in June of 2006, reported 21,771 passengers for April 2007. Year-to-date totals show 76,320 passengers, which accounts for 2.46% percent of the total traffic.

Airport-wide, year-to-date figures show traffic just slightly ahead of pace of 2006. Through the first four months of 2007, traffic is 0.1 percent higher than the same time period in 2006 (3,105,501/3,100,901; 0.1%).

April 2007 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 408,167 47.39
Southwest 112,449 13.06
Delta 79,461 9.23
United 58,297 6.77
Continental 41,094 4.77
Northwest 40,312 4.68
American 40,113 4.66
AirTran 34,233 3.97
JetBlue 21,771 2.53
USA 3000 13,121 1.52
Midwest Airlines 7,440 0.86
Air Canada 2,957 0.34
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 1,828 0.21
Total 861,243 100.0



2007 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 1,516,064 48.82
Southwest 370,565 11.93
Delta 276,093 8.89
United 217,219 6.99
Northwest 155,848 5.02
Continental 149,079 4.80
American 144,943 4.67
AirTran 113,012 3.64
JetBlue 76,320 2.46
USA 3000 48,162 1.55
Midwest Airlines 26,233 0.84
Air Canada 9,034 0.29
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 2,929 0.09
Total 3,105,501 100.0

 

May 22, 2007

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