April 2006 Passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport
May 30, 2006
APRIL 2006 TRAFFIC AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES 2.4 PERCENT
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 30, 2006) – Total passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) increased 2.4 percent in April 2006, the first time the overall number has shown an increase at the airport since September 2004. It is only the fourth monthly increase since August 2001.
A total of 850,887 passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in April 2006, compared to 830,645 in April 2005 for a 2.4 percent increase in passengers. These figures are according to the April 2006 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report issued by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
“We are happy to see the increase and are hoping it becomes a trend,” Allegheny County Airport Authority Executive Director Kent G. George said. “Our Origination and Destination numbers have been up for some time now and when airlines like Southwest, Airtran – and JetBlue next month – enter a market the competition creates lower fares, which stimulates travel.”
Southwest reported a total of 91,643 passengers in April – a total of 10.8 percent of total scheduled traffic. The airline shows a total of 325,401 passengers year-to-date, which means it accounts for 10.49 percent of the passengers through the first four months of 2006.
April’s Scheduled Airline Traffic Report also shows that seven airlines had an increase of traffic compared to April 2005. The largest gain was by Midwest Airlines, which had a 111.6 percent increase (7,676 passengers in April 2006/3,628 passengers in April 2005, 111.6 percent increase). Air Canada (2,891/1,894, 52.6 percent), Continental (39,357/27,615, 42.5 percent), American (35,253/32,082, 9.9 percent), United (59,077/54,076, 9.2 percent), Delta (63,311/60,794, 4.1 percent) and Northwest (40,442/39,465, 2.5 percent) also showed gains.
US Airways and US Airways Express show a 12.9 percent decrease in traffic in April 2006 compared to April 2005 (468,098/537,216) and year to date, its combined traffic is down 16.4 percent (1,742,017/2,083,520).
For the year, scheduled airline traffic is down 3.5 percent in 2006 compared to 2005 (3,100,901/3,214,705).
See charts below.
April 2006 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport
2006 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport