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PIT Airport August and September 2008 Passenger Traffic Report

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2008

  • Six airlines report increases
  • AirTran traffic up 24 percent for year
  • AirTran adds more flights to Florida

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 24, 2008) – More than 650,000 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in September 2008, bringing the yearly total to 6,639,537 according to the September 2008 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Passenger traffic is down 12.9 percent for September 2008 compared to September 2007 (650,454 in September 2008/747,064 in September 2007; 12.9 percent) and is down 11.5 percent year-to-date compared to 2007 (6,639,537/7,503,909; 11.5 percent).

Despite the overall drop in passenger traffic, six airlines reported increases in traffic for the month led by United, which showed an 11.8 percent increase in traffic, with a total of 6,987 more passengers in September 2008 compared to September 2007 (66,358/59,371; 11.8 percent). The other five airlines that reported increases for the month were: Continental (42,300/39,895; 6.0 percent), American (35,693/34,685; 2.9 percent); AirTran (33,860/30,716; 10.2 percent), Air Canada (4,136/3,631; 13.9 percent) and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (2,326/2,161; 7.6 percent).

AirTran Airways’ increase is reflective of outstanding performance in attracting more passengers and adding flights during the past year as the airline has shown a 24.0 percent increase in year-to-date traffic in 2008 compared to 2007. Through September of this year, AirTran has enplaned and deplaned 371,413 passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport compared to 299,589 through September 2007 (371,413/299,589; 24.0 percent).

Additionally, AirTran added service to Florida destinations Tampa, Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale in October and will make the following additions in the months to come. From Nov. 20 – Dec. 3: Nonstop AirTran flights to Tampa, Ft. Myers, and Ft. Lauderdale will operate daily to handle the Thanksgiving Travel schedule. Effective February 12, AirTran’s nonstop Ft. Lauderdale service is increased to two flights per day:

“This is good news for leisure and business travelers at Pittsburgh International Airport,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director and CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “Florida has so many popular destinations and AirTran Airways is doing a great job getting passengers there. In November it will have 30 departures to Florida each week.”

“AirTran Airways was truly the first low cost carrier at Pittsburgh International Airport,” Penrod said. “Adding service such as this shows why they earned the trust of our travelers.”

The air service announcement continues what is a good year at Pittsburgh International Airport for AirTran. Through July the airline has seen its traffic increase almost 30 percent compared to 2007. AirTran offers five non stop departures a day from PIT to its hub in Atlanta and two to Orlando.

August 2008 Passenger Traffic:
In August 2008 scheduled passenger traffic was down 10.8 percent compared to August 2007 (785,148 in August 2008/880,272 in August 2007; 10.8 percent. Despite the overall drops in passenger traffic, six airlines reported increases in traffic for the month led by Continental, which showed a 10.9 percent increase in traffic, with a total of 5,015 more passengers in August 2008 compared to August 2007 (51,218/46,203; 10.9 percent). The other five airlines that reported increases for the month were: United (76,853/71,883; 6.9 percent), Northwest (46,089/45,366; 1.6 percent); AirTran (43,223/42,121; 2.6 percent), Myrtle Beach Direct Air (4,895/3,364; 45.5 percent) and Air Canada (4,487/4,465; 0.5 percent).

Those airlines that reported decreases in passenger traffic for August 2008 compared to August 2007 include: US Airways (261,525/343,065; 23.8 percent), Southwest (126,021/137,110; 8.1 percent), Delta (86,813/86,914; 0.1 percent), American (40,693/42,930; 5.2 percent), JetBlue (21,347/30,083; 29 percent), USA3000 (15,676/15,687; 0.1 percent), and Midwest (6,308/11,081; 43.1 percent).

September 2008 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 218,291 33.56
Southwest 109,155 16.78
Delta 74,217 11.41
United 66,358 10.2
Continental 42,300 6.50
Northwest 40,265 6.19
American 35,693 5.49
AirTran 33,860 5.21
JetBlue 12,209 1.88
USA 3000 7,073 1.09
Midwest Airlines 4,571 0.70
Air Canada 4,136 0.64
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 2,326 0.36
Total 650,454 100.0

August 2008 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 261,525 33.31
Southwest 126,021 16.05
Delta 86,813 11.06
United 76,853 9.79
Continental 51,218 6.52
Northwest 46,089 5.87
AirTran 43,223 5.51
American 40,693 5.18
JetBlue 21,347 2.72
USA 3000 15,676 2.00
Midwest Airlines 6,308 0.80
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 4,895 0.62
Air Canada 4,487 0.57
Total 785,148 100.0

2008 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 2,209,114 33.27
Southwest 1,112,664 16.76
Delta 752,502 11.33
United 608,151 9.16
Continental 412,781 6.22
Northwest 395,402 5.96
AirTran 371,413 5.59
American 334,848 5.04
JetBlue 160,692 2.42
USA 3000 157,885 2.38
Midwest Airlines 66,747 1.01
Air Canada 34,528 0.52
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 22,810 0.34
Total 6,639,537 100.0

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