PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MAY 2010
- Traffic up 1.5 percent; second-consecutive increase
- AirTran reports 65 percent increase
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 9, 2010) – According to the May 2010 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority, nine airlines reported increases in passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in May 2010 compared to May 2009.
A total of 709,212 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in May 2010, a 1.5 percent increase compared to May 2009 (709,212 in May 2010/698,422 in May 2009; 1.5 percent increase). It is the second consecutive month passenger traffic has shown a year-over-year increase. Year-to-date totals show traffic down 2.7 percent in 2010 compared to 2009 (3,095,610; 3,181,003; 2.7 percent).
AirTran led the group of nine airlines that posted increases with a whopping a 63.5 percent increase this past May (71,268/43,582; 63.5 percent), which resulted in more than 27,000 more passengers for the airline. Other airlines that reported increases in passenger traffic include Delta (123,106/118,607; 3.8 percent – 2009 figure includes Northwest passengers); United (71,856/64,509; 11.4 percent); Continental (46,910/46,885; 0.1 percent); American (42,643/41,835; 1.9 percent); JetBlue (21,930/18,548; 18.2 percent); Midwest (6,859/6,023; 13.9 percent); Air Canada (3,534/2,959; 19.4 percent) and Myrtle Beach Direct Air (2,842/2,298; 23.7 percent).
“The Spring travel season was definitely positive,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority. “By looking at airline schedule projections, carriers are increasing capacity for a busier summer through August. Therefore, we are hoping to see a continued demand for air travel.”
PIT Airport Statistics :
May 2010 Stats