Current wait times/Parking capacity

Security Line < 10 minutes
Short Term Parking 75% Full
Long Term Parking 92% Full
Extended Parking 67% Full

PIT Airport January and February 2009 Passenger Traffic Report

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2009

  • AIRTRAN UP 67 PERCENT FOR YEAR

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 13, 2009) – AirTran Airways reported a 44.5 percent increase in passengers in February 2009 compared to February 2008 at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.flypittsburgh.com) according to the February 2009 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

A total of 556,924 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in February 2009, a 12.7% decrease compared to February 2008 (556,924 in February 2009/637,863 in February 2008; 12.7% decrease).

“AirTran realized impressive gains due to adding additional flights to Florida. We applaud their success. In regards to the overall passenger declines, this is the local story that reflects what’s going on nationally as well as internationally,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority.

“The airlines have been cutting capacity over the last year due to the higher fuel costs. Now with this economy, the airlines are bracing for a serious drop in passenger demand. Some experts expect that 41 million fewer passengers will be flying this year. International airline passenger demand has already fallen by 5.9 percent in January according to the IATA,” explained Penrod.

“In Pittsburgh, we are seeking ways to keep reducing our costs so that our airlines can compete and operate under these adverse economic conditions. We are working on a program now that could realize a fee reduction,” Penrod added.

“Another value-added in Pittsburgh is that our fares continue to be significantly lower than the national average. That will have a positive impact even during times of uncertain demand,” Penrod said.

A total of three airlines posted increases in February 2009. In addition to AirTran Airways, Southwest (104,888/102,755; 2.1%) and American (31,526/31,244; 0.9%) reported gains. Myrtle Beach Direct Air’s Super Bowl XLIII flight accounted for its increase (122/0; 100%). US Airways (167,861/221,153; 24.1%), Delta (60,424/74,923; 19.4%), United (46,254/52,315; 11.6%), Continental (31,964/36,660; 12.8%), Northwest (29,380/36,401; 19.3%), USA3000 (11,487/18,548; 38.1%), JetBlue (9,268; 14,693; 34.5%), Midwest (3,482/6,244; 44.2%) and Air Canada (1,992/2,850; 30.1%) all reported decreases in traffic.

A total of 574,197 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in January 2009, a 10.6% decrease compared to January 2008 (574,197/642,552; 10.6% decrease). A total of three airlines posted increases in January 2009. AirTran Airways reported a 104.3 percent increase (52,147/25,525; 104.3%). Other airlines reported increases included American (34,534/33,386; 3.4%) and Myrtle Beach Direct (324/219; 47.9%). Southwest reported an increase (102,725/102,674). US Airways (176,173/236,885; 25.6%), Delta (64,601/74,505; 13.3%), United (48,237/52,151; 7.5%), Continental (35,685/37,429; 4.7%), Northwest (33,707/36,430; 7.5%), USA3000 (10,192/18,358; 44.5%), JetBlue (10,043/15,583; 35.6%), Midwest (3,584/6,536; 45.2%) and Air Canada (2,245/2,871; 21.8%) all reported decreases in traffic.

February 2009 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline
Passengers 2009
Percent of Passengers
US Airways
167,861
30.14
Southwest
104,888
18.83
Delta
60,424
10.85
AirTran
57,916
10.40
United
46,254
8.31
Continental
31,964
5.74
American
31,526
5.66
Northwest
29,380
5.28
USA3000
11,487
2.06
JetBlue
9,628
1.73
Midwest
3,482
0.63
Air Canada
1,992
0.36
Myrtle Beach Direct Air
122
0.02
Total
556,924
100.0

 
2009 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport
 

Airline
Passengers
Percent of Passengers
US Airways
344,034
30.42
Southwest
207,613
18.35
Delta
125,025
11.05
AirTran
110,063
9.73
United
94,491
8.35
Continental
67,649
5.98
American
66,060
5.84
Northwest
63,087
5.58
USA3000
21,679
1.92
JetBlue
19,671
1.74
Midwest
7,066
0.62
Air Canada
4,237
0.37
Myrtle Beach Direct Air
446
0.04
Total
1,131,121
100.00

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