PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JULY 2010
- Traffic up 3.7 percent; fourth-consecutive month increase
- Eight airlines report increase; six airlines up over 19 percent
- US Airways, American Eagle adding flights
- Commercial operations and cargo volume up
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 9, 2010 ) – The July 2010 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report prepared by the Allegheny County Airport Authority shows another increase in passengers, with eight airlines reporting an increase in passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.FlyPittsburgh.com) in July 2010 compared to July 2009. Six of those airlines reported an increase of over 19 percent.
A total of 779,145 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in July 2010, a 3.7 percent increase compared to July 2009 (779,145 in July 2010/ 751,609 in July 2009; 3.7 percent increase). This marks the fourth consecutive month passenger traffic has shown a year-over-year increase. This is the first time since 2001 that traffic has increased four consecutive months and is the largest increase in traffic since May 2006, when traffic jumped 3.7 percent as well. The last time there was an increase larger than 3.7 percent was April of 2004 when traffic jumped 6.5 over April 2003. Year-to-date totals show a decrease of 1.1 percent in 2010 compared to 2009 (4,623,940/4,674,323; 1.1 percent).
Of the eight airlines that showed an increase in passenger traffic, AirTran had the greatest increase of 49.2 percent in July (76,526/51,300 percent). This equates to 25,226 more AirTran passengers in July 2010 than July 2009. The other airlines that reported increases were Delta (136,261/130,454; 4.5 percent); United (87,778/73,793; 19.0 percent); American (51,524/36,915; 39.6 percent); JetBlue (25,555/17,590; 45.3 percent); Myrtle Beach Direct Air (8,242/6,716; 22.7 percent); Air Canada (4,394/3,275; 34.2 percent) and Midwest (7,414,/7,396; 0.2 percent).
“This is a positive report,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director and CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “We have seen small, but important gains over four months and airlines are adding more flights. In fact, US Airways has added two flights to Charlotte and has increased from six flights to nine daily to LaGuardia and, in November, American Eagle is adding a second daily flight to Miami.”
In addition to the increased passenger traffic, Penrod pointed to other positive numbers contained in the report. Commercial operations increased by 2.6 percent (10,753 commercial operations in July 2010/10,485 commercial operations in July 2009; 2.6 percent increase) and cargo volume – the tonnage of cargo landed – has increased for the fifth consecutive month (13,062,069 lbs. in July 2010/11,308,215 lbs. in July 2009; 15.5 percent increase).
PIT Airport Statistics :
July 2010 Stats