PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MARCH 2011
- Scheduled Passenger traffic up 3.0 percent; Traffic up for 12 consecutive months
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 10, 2011) – Passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) has increased for the 12th consecutive month as the March 2011 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report shows a 3.0 percent gain in traffic, according to the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Nine airlines reported an increase in passengers in March 2011 compared to March 2010, as a total of 698,920 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport for the month, compared to March 2010, which had a total of 678,422 passengers (698,920 passengers in March 2011/678,422 passengers in March 2010; 3.0 percent increase).
It is the first time monthly traffic has increased for 12 consecutive months since a 17-month stretch beginning April 2000 and ending in September 2001.
“These gains are positive for commercial aviation and our local economy. Our fares continue to be below the national average due to the low cost carriers here and the competition that creates,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority.
American (42,597/35,077; 21.4 percent), Continental (42,638/37,230; 14.5 percent) and JetBlue (17,770/15,942; 11.5 percent) led the gainers as each airline reported more than a 10 percent increase. Meanwhile Southwest Airlines, which will begin service to Denver on June 5, had the largest increase of total number of passengers (9,665 passengers) and reported a 7.5 percent increase for the month (139,080/129,415; 7.5 percent).
Other airlines to show increases for the month are Delta (112,165/110,089; 1.9 percent); United (64,562/60,716; 6.3 percent); Skywest (6,003/5,548; 8.2 percent); Air Canada (3,373/2,454; 37.4 percent); and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (1,735/923; 88 percent).
US Airways, which is the largest airline in terms of passengers at the airport, reported a 2.4 percent decrease in traffic (179,955/184,446; 2.4 percent). AirTran (85,454/110,089; 5.0 percent), and Frontier (3,588/6,593; 45.6 percent), which previously operated as Midwest, also reported decreases in traffic.
Year-to-date totals show scheduled traffic up 7.3 percent (1,845,215/1,719,026; 7.3 percent). US Airways (492,740/469,731; 4.9 percent), Southwest (360,978/318,996; 13.2 percent), and Delta (288,343/276,166; 4.4 percent), the top three airlines in terms of numbers of passengers at the airport, have all reported increases in traffic, while AirTran (208,136/224,466; 7.3 percent) and Frontier (9,419/17,007; 44.6 percent) are the only airlines to report decreases in traffic through the first three months of the year.
PIT Airport Statistics :
March 2011 Stats