PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SCHEDULED PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JANUARY 2014
- More flights offered to popular destinations such as Boston, Los Angeles, Orlando
PITTSBURGH, PA (March 13, 2014) – Three airlines at Pittsburgh International Airport showed an increase in scheduled passenger traffic in January 2014 in comparison to January 2013 according to the Pittsburgh International Airport Monthly Scheduled Airline Traffic Report.
Southwest Airlines reported an increase of 22.7 percent, while other airlines that reported increases in traffic include American (18.6 percent) and Air Canada (22.8 percent). Republic Airways, which operates a seasonal scheduled charter to Atlantic City, NJ, reported an increase of 274 passengers (170.2 percent) on 10 flights in January 2014 compared to seven in January 2013.
Meanwhile, the amount of scheduled departing seats available for January 2014 increased 2.5 percent and the number of departing scheduled flights for January 2014 increased 1.6 percent, according to Diio, an aviation database system.
Markets that had the biggest increases in flights and seats available included Los Angeles, which had 36 more flights available and 4,985 more seats available for the month between service offered by American and United. Boston (24 more flights and 2,779 more seats on JetBlue and US Airways) and Orlando (1,347 more seats available on Southwest, AirTran and Delta) also had increases in flights and seats available in January 2014 compared to January 2013.
Other air service available in January 2014 that was not offered in January 2013 included Southwest destinations of Nashville and Houston (Hobby), and Delta’s weekly service to Orlando, Punta Cana, DR, and Nassau, BS.
Scheduled passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport decreased 3.3 percent in January 2014 compared to January 2013, as a total of 537,825 passengers traveled through the airport compared to the 555,978 passengers that traveled in January 2013. The reduction in traffic was largely caused by above normal bad weather caused by snow and abnormally low freezing temperatures that affected flight schedules resulting in cancellations throughout the eastern US. Although Pittsburgh was never closed, many flights to/from east coast cities were canceled causing reduced passenger traffic.
Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport are operated by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. The airports are entirely funded by user fees; no local tax dollars are used for capital improvements or day-to-day operations.