PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MARCH 2013
- Flights up 2 percent, available seats up 4.5 percent
- Five airlines report increases in traffic
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 9, 2013) – More flights and more seats were available for Pittsburgh International Airport travelers in March 2013 compared to March 2012. The result is that five airlines reported increases in traffic according to the March 2013 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report, prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. AirTran had the highest percentage-based increase. The airline reported an increase of 13.5 percent passengers (94,334 in March 2013/83,097 in March 2012; 13.5 percent increase). AirTran’s increase can be attributed to the airline increasing its frequency to Ft. Lauderdale by seven flights per week and to Ft. Myers by eight flights per week.
Other airlines which reported increases in traffic were: Southwest, which added daily service to West Palm Beach, (120,823/114,473; 5.5 percent); United, which added seven more weekly flights to Chicago, (109,614/107,396; 2.1 percent); American, which also added seven additional weekly flights to Chicago, (51,008/50,277; 1.5 percent); and Air Canada (3,724/3,405; 9.4 percent).
“The flights to Florida destinations were increased including nonstop Pittsburgh to West Palm Beach. We are encouraged by the increase in fights and seats available to one of our biggest business destinations such as Chicago,” said Bradley D. Penrod, President/Chief Strategy Officer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “Southwest has added a new route to Houston Hobby in April and JetBlue has increased its frequency to Boston on May 1. This provides more access to important business markets for air travelers.”
Airlines which recorded decreases in traffic for the month include: US Airways (169,567/198,819; 14.7 percent); Delta, (113,618/120,272; 5.5 percent); and JetBlue (14,303/24,691; 42.1 percent). Overall traffic dropped 3.6 percent for the month (677,724/702,878; 3.6 percent).
Year-to-date scheduled totals show scheduled traffic down 1.9 percent (1,770,407/1,803,841; 1.9 percent). United (290,268/269,790; 7.6 percent); AirTran (218,534/190,303; 14.8 percent); American (139,635/136,148; 2.6 percent), and Air Canada (8,885/8,787; 1.1 percent) all report increases in traffic through March 2013.
US Airways (467,874/505,390; 7.4 percent); Southwest (302,220/326,169; 7.3 percent); Delta (297,812/306,721; 2.9 percent); JetBlue (44,041/58,826; 25.1 percent) have reported decreases in traffic for the year.
PIT Airport Statistics :
March 2013 Stats