PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR APRIL 2010
- AirTran and JetBlue report increases of more than 30 percent
- Projections for August Flight Schedule shows YOY increase of nearly four percent
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2010) – According to the April 2010 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority, AirTran Airways and JetBlue Airways reported more than a 30 percent increase in passengers each at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in April 2010 compared to April 2009.
A total of 667,372 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in April 2010, a 0.3 percent increase compared to April 2009 (667,372 in April 2010/665,308 in April 2009; 0.3 percent increase).
AirTran and JetBlue led a group of eight airlines that posted increases in April 2010. AirTran Airways reported a 30.9 percent increase this past April (81,479/62,234; 30.9 percent), which resulted in more than 19,000 more passengers for the airline. Meanwhile, JetBlue showed a 42.8 percent gain (16,392/11,481; 42.8 percent). Other airlines that reported increases include Delta (includes Northwest passengers for 2009) (115,524/109,390; 5.6 percent); United (63,027/59,212; 6.4 percent); American (38,653/38,311; 0.9 percent), Midwest (6,266/5,335; 17.5 percent), Air Canada (2,549/2,055; 24.0 percent); and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (1,757/1,656; 6.1 percent). Year-to-date totals show traffic has dropped a total of 3.9 percent through April 2010 compared to April 2009 (2,386,398/2,484,581; 3.9 percent).
Looking ahead at airline schedule projections, carriers are increasing capacity for a busier summer at Pittsburgh International Airport as published schedule adjustments for August 2010 show more flights and more seats available compared to August 2009.
“The August schedule shows an increase of flight operations by 3.6 percent and 4.7 percent increase in seats available,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “This is a continued indication that demand for air travel may be increasing and possibly a sign of the economy rebounding.”
The August 2010 schedule shows 78 more flight operations per week in compared to August 2009. The schedule is according to Aviation Planning Resources as of June 4, 2010 and is subject to change.
PIT Airport Statistics :
April 2010 Stats