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PIT Airport September 2007 Passenger Traffic Report

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEPTEMBER 2007 PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT

  • Nine of 12 Airlines report increased traffic in September 2007
  • Five airlines report increases of more than 25 percent

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 26, 2007) – Nine of 12 airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) reported increases in traffic in September 2007 compared to September 2006. Five of those airlines (Southwest Delta, AirTran, USA 3000 and Midwest) reported increases of more than 25 percent.

A total of 747,064 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in September 2007, which is a 3.0 percent decrease compared to September 2006, which had 770,004 scheduled passengers (747,064/770,044 3.0 percent). Despite the gains made by most of the carriers, total airport statistics were offset by a nearly 23 percent decrease in US Airways passengers.

The five airlines increasing 25-plus percent::

  • Southwest Airlines showed a 29 percent increase in passenger traffic, and gained the most overall passengers (116,110/ 90,023; 29.0 percent; 26,087 more passengers).
  • Delta improved by 17,566 passengers, for a 28.0 percent increase (80,279/62,713; 28.0 percent; 17,566 more passengers).
  • AirTran reported a 32.9 percent increase, a jump of 7,598 passengers (30,716/23,118; 32.9 percent; 7,598 more passengers).
  • USA3000 (11,785/8,890; 32.6 percent; 2,895) realized significant increases in its Florida and Caribbean/Mexico routes.
  • Midwest (9,742/7,175; 35.8 percent; 2,567) also posted gains in excess of 30 percent.

“The first three quarters of the 2007 have shown consistent growth as passengers are taking advantage of different airlines and lower airfares. September’s increases also reflect how competitive fares can help to extend the busy summer travel season in Pittsburgh,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority.

JetBlue also showed continued growth – with a 19.8 percent rise in passenger traffic (22,280/18,596; 19.8 percent) – as did Continental (39,895/36,177; 10.3 percent). Air Canada (3,631/3,274; 10.9 percent) and United (59,371/54,952; 8.0 percent) also posted increases for the month.

US Airways had the largest drop of three carriers. The Phoenix-based carrier had a 22.7 percent decrease in passengers, which translates to a loss of more than 85,000 passengers (295,569/382,502; 22.7 percent decrease; 86,933 less passengers).

Despite these cutbacks, the Airport Authority has a strong focus on important goals for both domestic and international air service.

“We have a commitment to continue to provide quality air service to the top destinations for leisure and business travelers in the region. The Airport Authority is actively promoting new air service. Most recently AirTran has been the first to fill the gap left by US Airways by announcing new daily service to Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa,” Penrod added. “In addition, we are committed to keeping our facility among the best.”

Northwest (40,840/47,192; 13.5 percent decrease; 6,352 less passengers) and American (34,685/35,432; 2.1 percent decrease; 747 less passengers) also reported fewer passengers.

Year-to-date scheduled passenger figures show traffic 0.2 percent ahead of last year’s pace (7,503,909/7,487,415; 0.2 percent).

September 2007 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 295,569 39.56
Southwest 116,110 15.54
Delta 80,279 10.75
United 59,371 7.95
Northwest 40,840 5.47
Continental 39,895 5.34
American 34,685 4.64
AirTran 30,716 4.11
JetBlue 22,280 2.98
USA 3000 11,785 1.58
Midwest Airlines 9,742 1.30
Air Canada 3,631 0.49
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 2,161 0.29
Total 747,064 100.0



2007 Year-to-Date Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 3,371,835 44.93
Southwest 1,032,247 13.76
Delta 688,995 9.18
United 554,482 7.39
Northwest 382,666 5.10
Continental 367,221 4.89
American 351,175 4.68
AirTran 299,589 3.99
JetBlue 211,089 2.81
USA 3000 121,018 1.61
Midwest Airlines 78,158 1.04
Air Canada 28,775 0.38
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 16,659 0.22
Total 7,503,909 100.0

 

Oct 25, 2007

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