Current wait times/Parking capacity

Security Line < 10 minutes
Short Term Parking 56% Full
Long Term Parking 89% Full
Extended Parking 60% Full

PIT Passenger Traffic for December and Year-End 2007

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR DECEMBER AND YEAR-END 2007

  • AIRLINES OTHER THAN US AIRWAYS REPORT 17.1 PERCENT INCREASE
  • NINE AIRLINES REPORT PERCENT GROWTH, THREE POST GAINS GREATER THAN 20 PERCENT
  • AIRLINES OTHER THAN US AIRWAYS HAVE GROWN 75 PERCENT SINCE 2004

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 8, 2008) – Airlines other than US Airways at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) reported a combined 17.1 percent increase in passengers for the year in 2007 compared to 2006 according to the scheduled airline traffic report issued by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Nine airlines operating at the airport showed increased passenger traffic, three of which reported growth in excess of 20 percent.

Additionally, airlines other than US Airways have reported a combined 75 percent increase in passengers since 2004 (5,528,023 passengers in 2007/3,153,792 passengers in 2004).

A total of 699,625 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at Pittsburgh International Airport in December 2007, which brings the yearly total to 9,785,651. That translates to a 1.6 percent drop in passenger traffic for 2007 from 2006 (9,785,651 in 2007/9,949,049 in 2006). Compared to December 2006, passenger traffic was down 9.1 percent for the month (699,625/769/680; 9.1 percent decrease).

“Pittsburgh International Airport is now an airport where most passengers begin and end their air travel. We continue to work with the airlines to make the transition from a hub smooth and successful for the region’s travelers,” Allegheny County Airport Authority Executive Director Bradley D. Penrod said. “The factors that help us achieve that success is by offering more airline choices and lower, competitive fares. The increases reported today are evidence that the public is responding to the changes.”

For 2007, Southwest, Delta and AirTran led the way for the gains, with each airline posting more than 20 percent increases. Southwest reported 1,390,887 passengers for 2007, up from 1,138,504 for a 22.2 percent increase (1,390,887/1,138,504; 22.2 percent increase). Delta reported 21.8 percent growth (940,885/772,249; 21.8 percent) and AirTran had the largest percentage growth off all airlines – 28.4 percent – at PIT (407,196/317,038; 28.4 percent).

“AirTran’s growth is especially encouraging,” Penrod said. “AirTran was the first of our current low-cost carriers here and its patience and persistence have paid off. The airline recognizes a good opportunity and plans to almost double its operations here this spring. Southwest, United, Myrtle Beach Direct and Air Canada are also increasing service in the next months.”

AirTran is a good example of how low-cost carriers have grown over the years at Pittsburgh International Airport. The airline’s traffic has grown 46 percent since 2003 (407,196 passengers in 2007/278,445 passengers in 2003; 46 percent increase).

Beginning February 14, AirTran will start service between Pittsburgh International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers. Also beginning the same day, the low-fare carrier will increase its service between Pittsburgh and Tampa to daily flights from Saturday-only and introduce daily flights between Pittsburgh and Ft. Lauderdale.

Myrtle Beach Direct Air will be adding a third flight to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to its schedule and will add service to St. Petersburg, Fla. United will increase its service to Denver and Chicago and Southwest Airlines will increase its service to Tampa, Fla. and Orlando. In April, Air Canada will increase its service to Toronto.

Year-end 2007 Passenger Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline 2007 Total Passengers 2006 Total Passengers Change
US Airways 4,257,628 5,227,389 -18.6%
Southwest 1,390,887 1,138,504 22.2%
Delta 940,885 772,249 21.8%
United 724,143 683,829 5.9%
Continental 500,303 453,348 10.4%
Northwest 499,575 530,205 -5.8%
American 460,543 419,246 9.9%
AirTran 407,196 317,038 28.4%
JetBlue* 271,406 128,665 110.9%
USA 3000 166,570 153,022 8.9%
Midwest Airlines 106,372 90,102 18.1%
Air Canada 38,728 34,225 13.2%
Myrtle Beach Direct Air** 21,415 0 100.0%
Independence*** 0 1,227 -100.0%
Total 9,785,651 9,949,049 -1.6%
*JetBlue began operations in June, 2006.
**Myrtle Beach Direct Air began operations in March, 2007.
***Independence Air ceased operations in January, 2006.

For December 2007, six airlines showed an increase compared to December 2006. Southwest reported a 25.8 percent gain (109,870/87,326; 25.8 percent), Delta was up 17.2 percent (76,174/64,981; 17.2 percent), AirTran increased 29.1 percent (35,841/27,770; 29.1 percent), USA3000 grew 67.8 percent (14,886/8,870; 67.8 percent), Midwest showed a 18.6 percent gain (8,149/6,872; 18.6 percent) and Air Canada increased 31.2 percent (2,604/1,985; 31.2 percent). )



December 2007 Scheduled Traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport

Airline Passengers Percentage of Passengers
US Airways 271,487 38.80
Southwest 109,870 15.70
Delta 76,174 10.89
United 51,258 7.33
Continental 39,316 5.62
Northwest 37,256 5.33
AirTran 35,841 5.12
American 33,039 4.72
JetBlue 18,813 2.69
USA 3000 14,886 2.13
Midwest Airlines 8,149 1.16
Air Canada 2,604 0.37
Myrtle Beach Direct Air 932 0.13
Total 699,625 100.0
Feb 07, 2008

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