PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR AUGUST 2010
- Traffic up 5.2 percent; fifth-consecutive month increase
- Seven airlines report increase; five airlines up over 13 percent
- Commercial operations and cargo volume up
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 8, 2010) – The August 2010 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority shows passenger traffic was up throughout the summer at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com), an increase for the fifth consecutive month.
A total of 751,393 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in August 2010, a 5.2 percent increase compared to August 2009 (751,393 passengers in August 2010; 714,587 in August 2009; 5.2 percent increase). This marks the fifth consecutive month passenger traffic has shown a year-over-year increase. This is the first time since 2001 that traffic has increased five consecutive months and is the largest increase in traffic since April 2004, when traffic jumped 6.5 percent. Year-to-date totals show a decrease of 0.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009 (5,375,333/5,388,910; 0.3 percent).
Of the seven airlines that showed an increase in passenger traffic, AirTran had the greatest increase at 48.0 percent in August (72,041/48,660; 48.0). Other airlines that reported increases were Delta (133,204/122,629; 8.6 percent); United (84,151/74,479; 13.0 percent); American (43,084/35,823; 20.3 percent); JetBlue (26,061/18,033; 44.5 percent); Myrtle Beach Direct Air (6,625/6,527; 1.5 percent); and Air Canada (4,047/3,133; 29.2 percent).
“This has been a very busy summer,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director and CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “Passenger traffic gains continued from the spring and through the summer. Those numbers are a positive sign for the economy and hopefully it’s a trend that will be carried through the fall and into the winter.”
For the second consecutive month commercial operations increased – this time by 2.3 percent (10,952 commercial operations in August 2010/10,704 commercial operations in August 2009; 2.3 percent increase). Cargo volume – the tonnage of cargo landed – has increased for the sixth consecutive month (11,778,676 lbs. in August 2010/10,706,254 lbs. in August 2009; 10.0 percent increase).
PIT Airport Statistics :
August 2010 Stats