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PIT Airport October 2008 Passenger Traffic Report

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2008

  • Nine airlines show year-to-date growth; Six airlines report increases for month
  • AirTran Airways continues to grow
  • Delta Air Lines on pace for one million passengers in 2008

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 14, 2008) – More than 730,000 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in October 2008, bringing the yearly total to 7,371,677 according to the October 2008 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Passenger traffic is down 10.6 percent for October 2008 compared to October 2007 (732,140 in October 2008/818,554 in October 2007) and is down 11.4 percent year-to-date compared to 2008 (7,371,677/8,322,463).

Six airlines reported increases in traffic for the month compared to October 2007 led by AirTran Airways, which showed a 29.9 percent increase in traffic (48,037/36,972). The other five airlines that reported increases for the month were: Southwest (129,121/127,418; 1.3 percent); United (64,509/62,498; 3.2 percent); Continental (51,873/48,384; 7.2 percent); American (41,449/39,144; 5.9 percent); and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (2,613/2,438; 7.2 percent).

“AirTran Airways has made a bigger commitment to Pittsburgh International Airport. The region’s air travelers are responding to the airlines quality service and low cost fares. The airline plans to increase its nonstop service from Pittsburgh to Florida in January,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority. In February, AirTran will launch one-stop service to Cancun, Mexico.

US Airways reported a decrease in passengers for the month of 24.3 percent compared to the same period in 2007 (241,533/ 319,207). Delta (84,207/89,970; 6.4 percent); Northwest (37,721/41,151; 8.3 percent); JetBlue (13,200/21,758; 39.3 percent); USA3000 (8,432/15,192; 44.5 percent); Midwest Airlines (5,297/10,094; 47.5 percent); and Air Canada (4,148/4,328; 4.2 percent) were impacted as well. This is a result of US Airways reduction of air service in Pittsburgh and the airlines’ decision to cut capacity nationwide as a response to the fuel crisis.

Year-to-date figures show that nine airlines have increased passenger traffic in 2008 compared to 2007, led by AirTran’s 24.6 percent increase (419,450/336,561; 24.6 percent). The Atlanta-based airline is followed by Southwest (1,241,785/1,159,665; 7.1 percent); Delta (836,709/778,965; 7.2 percent); United (670,775/616,980; 8.7 percent); Continental (464,654/415,605; 11.8 percent); USA 3000 (166,317; 136,210; 22.1 percent); Northwest (433,123/423,817; 2.2 percent); Myrtle Beach Direct Air (25,423/19,097; 33.1 percent); Air Canada (38,676/33,103; 16.8 percent).

“Currently, Delta Air Lines is on pace to record more than a million passengers in 2008, along with US Airways and Southwest Airlines. This shows that Pittsburgh International Airport has made a successful transition to an airport primarily for origination and destination traffic, since it is the first time that our top three airlines show impressive distribution of passenger volume,” Penrod noted.

October 2008 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 241,533 32.99
Southwest 129,121 17.64
Delta 84,207 11.50
United 64,509 8.81
Continental 51,873 7.09
AirTran 48,037 6.56
American 41,449 5.66
Northwest 37,721 5.15
JetBlue 13,200 1.80
USA 3000 8,432 1.15
Midwest Airlines 5,297 0.72
Air Canada 4,148 0.57
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 2,613 0.36
Total 732,140 100.0


2008 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport
Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 2,450,647 33.24
Southwest 1,241,785 16.85
Delta 836,709 11.35
United 670,775 9.10
Continental 464,654 6.30
Northwest 433,123 5.88
AirTran 419,450 5.69
American 378,182 5.13
JetBlue 173,892 2.36
USA 3000 166,317 2.26
Midwest Airlines 72,044 0.98
Air Canada 38,676 0.52
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 25,423 0.34
Total 7,371,677 100.0

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October 2008 Stats
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