PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JUNE 2011
- 15 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF PASSENGER INCREASES
- SIX AIRLINES REPORT INCREASES IN PASSENGER TRAFFIC
- ARRIVE TWO HOURS EARLY FOR FLIGHTS TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR CHECK-IN
PITTSBURGH (August, 10, 2011) – Scheduled passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) increased for the 15th consecutive month in June 2011 according to the Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Compared to June 2010, passenger numbers increased by 1.5 percent for June 2011.
Six airlines reported an increase in scheduled passengers in June 2011 compared to June 2010 as a total of 760,540 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in June 2011, a 1.5 percent increase (760,540 in June 2011/749,185 in June 2010; 1.5 percent increase).
For the second consecutive month, American showed one of the largest percentage-based growths reporting a 27.8 percent increase in scheduled passengers (55,219/43,221; 27.8 percent). Delta (139,752/133,362; 4.8 percent) and Southwest (149,077/134,031; 11.2 percent) also had strong increases in scheduled passengers from June 2010.
Other airlines to show an increase in traffic are JetBlue (23,826/22,436; 6.2 percent), Air Canada (5,072/4,226; 20.0 percent), and USA 3000 (1,504/0; 100.0 percent).
Contributing factors included American Airlines adding larger aircraft to the Dallas Ft. Worth routes, Delta adding daily flights to Paris, France, and other positive flight fluctuations to satisfy a higher demand for flights from Pittsburgh.
The six airlines which reported decreases in traffic were: US Airways (184,099/187,819; -2.0 percent), United (68,981/82,630; -16.5 percent), AirTran (68,241/70,676; -3.4 percent), Continental (50,120/50,340; -0.4 percent), SkyWest (4,862/7,964; -39.0 percent) and Frontier (4,595/7,287; -36.9 percent).
Commercial operations have also been showing a steady increase through 2011. Month-over-month increases have ranged from 7.4 in January (10,238/9,537; 7.4 percent) to 12.3 percent in February (9,212/8,200; 12.3 percent), including this month’s 8.2 percent increase (11,210/10,360; 8.2 percent).
Year-to-date scheduled passenger totals show traffic up 4.8 percent (4,028,689/3,844,795; 4.8 percent) with American (273,119/217,415; 25.6 percent) and Air Canada (22,467/16,977; 32.3 percent) leading the way in increased scheduled passengers. Other airlines with double digit increases are Southwest (783,105/705,400; 11.0 percent), JetBlue (116,474/101,709; 14.5 percent) and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (12,300/10,904; 12.8 percent).
“This continued growth we have seen for 15 months has been positive news for the airport as well as the community. Our goal is to continue to improve to meet the needs of our passengers. With great low fare service, key non-stop destinations, the passenger-friendly AIRMALL and free wi-fi in the terminal, Pittsburgh International Airport is a great choice whether traveling for business or pleasure,”,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Travelers Advisory: With increased traffic and the heavy summer travel months just ahead, the Allegheny County Airport Authority is reminding travelers to arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport at least 90 minutes to two hours before the scheduled departure of their flight.
The Airport Authority reports that there are two security checkpoints at Pittsburgh International Airport. The Main Checkpoint -- on the Transit Level of the Landside Terminal – is open 24 hours, while the Alternate Checkpoint – located just outside of the Ticketing Level of the Landside Terminal – is open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Airport AIRMALL is open at 5am to accommodate travelers arriving early.
PIT Airport Statistics :
June 2011 Stats