Pittsburgh International Airport

PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN JANUARY

PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN JANUARY

PITTSBURGH – Following increases in 2014, 2015 and 2016, passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport is again on the rise in the first month of 2017.
 
Statistics for January show a 5.2 percent increase in travelers from January 2016. Total passengers through the airport were 588,963 compared to 560,047 passengers in January 2016. Total aircraft operations were also up 5.5 percent compared to last January, and cargo volume was up 5.9 percent for the month.
 
Scheduled flights and available seats also increased as a result of new service to Austin, TX and San Juan, Puerto Rico on Allegiant that began in mid-December, as well as increased service capacity on United to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and JetBlue to Boston.
 
“New air service always stimulates the market,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis. “Our passengers have been very responsive to our new service options. We’re pleased with their success and happy in the growth of this ongoing partnership.”
 
Since starting service in Pittsburgh in February 2015, Allegiant has successfully added destinations, crew, aircraft and travelers. The low cost carrier now serves 10 top leisure destinations from PIT including Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Savannah, with new nonstop flights to Destin/Ft. Walton Beach starting in May.
 
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
 
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region.
 
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 15 carriers. During the past two years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast both named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2016. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.