PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT JULY 2012 SCHEDULED AIRLINE TRAFFIC REPORT
- JetBlue traffic up for the sixth consecutive month
PITTSBURGH (September 14, 2012) – Scheduled passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) dropped 5.1 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011, according to the Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. A total of 731,572 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport for the month, compared to 771,270 scheduled passengers in July 2011 (731,572 in July 2012/771,270 in July 2011; 5.1 percent decrease).
However, July was the sixth consecutive month of increased passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport for JetBlue. The carrier, which operates 30 weekly flights to Boston and New York (JFK), has increased passenger traffic by more than 14 percent this year (161,811 through July 2012/141,629 through July 2011; 14.2 percent).
Meanwhile, United, which directly serves all eight of its hubs from Pittsburgh, has shown a year-to-date increase of 1.6 percent (763,531/751,336; 1.6 percent). American (348,883/330,950; 5.4 percent) and Delta (841,595/828,713; 1.6 percent), which added six flights to New York LaGuardia in July also have year-to-date increases.
“We are encouraged by the successes of JetBlue, especially on its Boston route, and United, which has reported increased passengers on its Los Angeles and San Francisco routes,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director and CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Overall, year-to-date scheduled passenger totals show traffic down 3.1 percent (4,653,361/4,799,959; 3.1 percent).
For July 2012, United reported the largest growth as its traffic grew 7.4 percent (129,815/120,856; 7.4 percent). Other airlines that reported increases were JetBlue (26,603/25,155; 5.8 percent) and Air Canada (4,899/4,762; 2.9 percent).
Airlines which reported decreases in July were: US Airways (167,630/176,974; 5.3 percent); Delta (144,157/146,899; 1.9 percent); Southwest (140,751/146,569; 4.0 percent); AirTran (61,240/71,898; 14.8), and American (56,477/57,831; 2.3 percent).
“Carriers have been tightening capacity across the system and traffic was down 0.4 percent nationwide in May for the first time this year,” Penrod said.
PIT Airport Statistics :
July 2012 Stats