PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC REPORT FOR MAY 2012
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2012) – JetBlue, American, US Airways and Delta have shown increases in scheduled passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport (www.flypittsburgh.com) year-to-date (YTD) through May 2012 compared to YTD May 2011, according to the May 2012 Scheduled Airline Traffic Report compiled by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Overall, YTD totals show scheduled traffic down 2.6 percent (3,183,663/3,268,149; 2.6 percent).
The largest percentage based increases YTD through May 2012 were by JetBlue, with service to Boston and New York JFK, which had a 17.8 percent increase (109,165/92,648; 17.8 percent), and American, on the strength of service to Dallas/Ft. Worth, which reported a 9.0 percent increase (237,619/217,900; 9.0 percent). US Airways (862,951/837,628; 3.0 percent) and Delta (558,095/542,062; 3.0 percent) also had improved traffic.
Overall scheduled passenger traffic at the airport decreased 4.7 percent for the month of May 2012 compared to May 2011. A total of 707,535 scheduled passengers were enplaned and deplaned at the airport in May 2012 (707,535 in May 2012/742,330 in May 2011; 4.7 percent decrease).
Four airlines reported increases in traffic May 2012 led by JetBlue, which had a gain of over 19 percent (25,417/21,299; 19.3 percent). Other airlines that reported increases were United (123,122/118,081; 4.3 percent), American (53,644/52,737; 1.7 percent), and Frontier (4,903/4,440; 10.4 percent).
“Among the positive impacts will be Delta’s six new daily flights to New York LaGuardia beginning July 11. Also, American’s increase can most likely be attributed to its service to Dallas and effects of the natural gas industry,” said Bradley D. Penrod, Executive Director and CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.
Airlines that reported decreases in traffic for May 2012 were US Airways (181,504/181,620; 0.1 percent), Southwest (129,626/139,539; 7.1 percent), Delta (127,652/135,345; 5.7 percent), AirTran (56,959/71,842; 20.7 percent), and Air Canada (4,708/5,165; 8.8 percent).
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May 2012 Stats