PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2011
- Scheduled Passenger traffic up 11.7 percent; Nine airlines report increases in traffic
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 6, 2011) – For the 11th consecutive month, passenger traffic has increased at Pittsburgh International Airport; For February 2011, the double digit growth totaled 11.7 percent, the Allegheny County Airport Authority announced.
Seven airlines reported more than a 10 percent increase in passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in February 2011 compared to February 2010 according to the February 2011 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. A total of 553,485 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in February 2011, an 11.7 percent increase compared to February 2010 (553,485 in February 2011/495,361 in February 2010; 11.7 percent increase).
“We are crossing a new traffic threshold, with our average monthly passenger numbers for 2011 shooting up by over 58,000 passengers per month to over a half million. The growth is positive for commercial aviation and our local economy,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
For the second consecutive month JetBlue, with service to New York (JFK) and Boston from Pittsburgh, showed the largest percentage-based growth for the month reporting a 43.3 percent increase in passengers (16,616/11,592; 43.3 percent). This is due to the added flights from Pittsburgh to Boston.
Other airlines to show increases for the month are US Airways (152,913/138,078; 10.7 percent), Southwest (105,726/85,502; 23.7 percent); Delta (85,308/81,640; 4.5 percent); United (52,662/44,587; 18.1 percent); American (34,640/27,326; 26.8 percent); Continental (33,216/29,253; 13.5 percent); Skywest (3,778/3,608; 4.7 percent); and Air Canada (2,593/1,967; 31.8 percent).
AirTran, which has grown to the fourth largest airline in terms of passengers at the airport, reported a 5.8 percent decrease in traffic (62,862/66,698; 5.8 percent). Frontier, which previously operated as Midwest, reported a 50.1 decline in traffic (2,552/5,110; 50.1 percent).
Year-to-date totals show scheduled traffic up 10.2 percent (1,146,295/1,040,604). US Airways (312,785/285,285; 9.6 percent), Southwest (221,898/189,581; 17.0 percent), and Delta (176,178/166,077; 6.1 percent), the top three airlines in terms of numbers of passengers at the airport, have all reported increases in traffic, while AirTran (122,682/134,477; 8.8 percent) and Frontier (5,831/10,414; 44.0 percent) are the only airlines to report decreases in traffic through the first two months of the year. JetBlue (35,848/25,009; 43.3 percent) has the largest percentage-based increase so far in 2011.
PIT Airport Statistics :
February 2011 Stats