PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2010
- Scheduled passenger traffic up 10.9 percent for month year over year
- Top eight airlines report increases
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 10, 2011) – Passenger traffic increased 10.9 percent at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in November 2010 as 695,723 scheduled passengers traveled through the airport according to the November 2010 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, compiled by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. That is a 10.9 percent increase for November 2010 compared to November 2009 (695,723 in November 2010/627,252 in November 2009; 10.9 percent increase). That figure pushed the year-to-date total to a 2.0 percent increase in traffic for 2010 (7,502,691 passengers through November 2010/7,358,208 passengers in November 2009).
A total of nine airlines reported increases in traffic with AirTran’s increase of more than 12,000 passengers leading the way. AirTran showed a gain of 21.5 percent in passenger traffic (71,203/58,585; 21.5 percent). The other eight airlines that reported increases were:
- US Airways (180,476/168,880; 6.9 percent)
- Southwest (128,372/118,277; 8.5 percent)
- Delta (114,922/109,415; 5.0 percent)
- United (69,560; 64,878; 5.0 percent)
- Continental (48,093/43,772; 9.9 percent)
- American (41,615/32,867; 26.6 percent)
- JetBlue (21,111/14,085; 49.9 percent)
- Air Canada (3,297/2,145; 53.7 percent)
It is the eighth consecutive month commercial scheduled traffic has shown an increase at the airport.
“With signs of an improving economy, more people are taking advantage of more airline choices and air fares lower than the national average. The airlines have been responding by adding service,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director and CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Last week Delta announced it will begin new service between Pittsburgh and Boston this spring, with three daily nonstop flights between the two cities starting in April. The new service will bring Delta’s Pittsburgh schedule to 36 flights daily to eight destinations this spring, including its nonstop Paris service. The new Boston flights will be operated with 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jets.
Airlines that reported decreases in passenger traffic for November are: USA3000 (5,157/6,602; 21.9 percent), Frontier/Midwest (4,773/6,097; 21.7 percent); Myrtle Beach Direct Air (1,365/1,649; 17.2 percent). Skywest, which began service in 2010, reported 5,779 passengers.
PIT Airport Statistics :
November 2010 Stats