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PIT Airport March 2009 Passenger Traffic Report

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MARCH 2009

  • AirTran traffic up 34.3% for month; 52.5% for year

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 17, 2009) – AirTran Airways passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) continued to show remarkable growth as the airline reported 34.3 percent more passengers in March 2009 compared to March 2008 (73,855 passengers in March 2009/54,991 passengers in March 2008; 34.3 percent increase) according to the March 2009 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

A total of 686,152 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in March 2009, a 12.0 percent decrease compared to March 2008 (686,152/779,921; 12.0 percent decrease). One reason for the decline was that last year Easter was in March so both Spring Break and the Easter holiday caused an increase in discretionary air travel in one month’s period. This year that traffic is spread across March and April.

For AirTran, March continued a trend of growing passenger traffic as the airline jumped to the third-busiest at Pittsburgh International Airport, behind U.S. Airways and Southwest Airlines. For the year, AirTran has reported a 52.5 percent increase in traffic through the first three months of 2009 compared to 2008 (183,918/120,593; 52.5 percent increase).

In March, AirTran averaged 76 departures per week to such destinations as Atlanta (four daily), Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (two daily), Ft. Myers, Fla. (two daily), Orlando (two daily) and Tampa (one daily). Additionally, the airline had a 20.8 percent increase in aircraft landings at the airport in March 2009 compared to March 2008 (337 in 2009/279 in March 2008; 20.8 percent increase). Joining AirTran in reporting an increase in passenger traffic was American, which reported a 2.1 percent increase (37,828/37,044; 2.1 percent).

US Airways reported a 24.1 percent decrease (194,943/256,737, 24.1 percent decrease) and it's overall share of monthly passenger traffic dropped to 28.4 percent, the first time the airline has ever had fewer than a 30 percent share of the airport's passengers. Southwest (134,321/134,569; 0.2 percent), Delta (69,657/86,658; 19.6 percent), United (59,447/67,762; 12.3), Continental (42,559/46,040; 7.6 percent), Northwest (39,740/42,033; 5.5 percent), USA3000 (13,710/20,911; 34.4 percent), JetBlue (11,984/18,252; 34.5 percent), Midwest (4,922/10,073; 51.1), Air Canada (2,411/3,263; 26.1 percent) and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (811/1,588; 48.9 percent) also reported decreases for the month..

Year-to-date figures show traffic behind the pace of 2008. Through the first three months of 2009, traffic is 11.8% lower than the same time period in 2008 (1,817,273/2,060,336; -11.8%).


 

March 2009 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline
Passengers
Percent of Passengers
US Airways
194,943
28.41
Southwest
134,321
19.58
AirTran
73,855
10.76
Delta
69,657
10.15
United
59,447
8.66
Continental
42,559
6.20
Northwest
39,740
5.79
American
37,828
5.51
USA3000
13,710
2.00
JetBlue
11,948
1.74
Midwest Airlines
4,922
0.72
Air Canada
2,411
0.35
Myrtle Beach Direct Air
811
0.12
Total
686,152
100.0

 
2009 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline
Passengers
Percent of Passengers
US Airways
538,977
29.66
Southwest
341,934
18.82
Delta
194,682
10.71
AirTran
183,918
10.12
United
153,938
8.47
Continental
110,208
6.06
American
103,888
5.72
Northwest
102,827
5.66
USA3000
35,389
1.95
JetBlue
31,619
1.74
Midwest
11,988
0.66
Air Canada
6,648
0.37
Myrtle Beach Direct Air
1,257
0.07
Total
1,817,273
100.0

PIT Airport Statistics:

March 2009 Stats
Apr 16, 2009

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