November 2006 Passenger Traffic Report for Pittsburgh International Airport
January 11, 2007
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NOVEMBER 2006 PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2007) – Total passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) increased 0.4 percent in November 2006, compared to November 2005. This is the first time the overall number has shown an increase at the airport since April 2006, according the November 2006 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
A total of 837,583 passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in November 2006, which is a 0.4% increase over November 2005 (837,853/834,650).
Year to date, US Airways and US Airways Express combined traffic is down 17.5% (4,851,175 passengers through November 2006; 5,883,524 passengers through November 2005), while all other scheduled carriers combined are up 14.5% (4,328,194/3,780,893; 14.5 percent). Year to date, total scheduled airport passenger traffic is down 5.0% (9,179,369/9,664,417).
Seven airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport showed an increase in passenger traffic in November 2006, with five of those airlines reporting increases of more than 10 percent.
Leading the gainers in terms of total number of increased passengers was Delta, which reported 15,480 more passengers in November 2006 compared to November 2005 for an increase of 26.1 percent (74,786/59,306). Northwest picked up 13,036 more passengers in the same time period, for an increase of 33.5 percent (51,950/38,914), and Continental’s gain of 11,022 passengers accounts for a 36.3 percent increase in passengers (41,418/30,396).
Southwest gained 5,857 passengers (95,389/89,532; 6.5 percent), American Airlines’ passenger total increased by 4,427 (38,908/34,481; 12.8 percent), Midwest improved by 302 passengers (6,893/6,591; 4.6 percent), Air Canada had 242 more passengers (2,447/2,205; 11 percent).
“We are pleased with the increase in traffic and especially how smoothly operations performed over the busy holiday season. Recently new routes were also announced. Delta will begin service to Salt Lake City in March and Southwest will be adding service to Baltimore at about the same time. These types of additions – including the start-up of Myrtle Beach Direct Air – increase the options for air travelers to many more destinations,” said Kent G. George, Executive Director of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
For the month of November, US Airways showed an 11.5 percent decrease in traffic, a total of 52,577 fewer passengers (403,626/456,203; 11.5 percent). Meanwhile, AirTran’s total dropped by 3,473 passengers (27,032/30,505; 11.4 percent) and USA3000 reported 2,492 less passengers (14,767/17,259; 14.4 percent).
JetBlue, which began service at Pittsburgh International Airport on June 30, 2006, reported a total of 20,910 passengers for the month.
See charts below.
November 2006 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport
2006 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport