Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport hits 35th consecutive month of passenger growth; March passengers


Pittsburgh International Airport hits 35th consecutive month of passenger growth; March passengers up nearly 2 percent

Passenger growth in March has Pittsburgh on the verge of a third straight year with sustained increases in service.
March passenger traffic increased 1.6 percent, equating to a total of 837,561 passengers. March marked the airport’s 35 th consecutive month of passenger growth, the longest consecutive string of gains since a 44-month streak was snapped in 1986.
In addition, total available seats for the month of March increased 1 percent, with 182 weekday departures on nonstop routes that offer more than 18,000 available seats total.
“This really speaks to our diversification strategy and providing the air service the Pittsburgh market demands. We are continuing to see growth across multiple carriers and even where we’ve seen some carriers pull back, others have jumped in to fill the void,” said Bryan Dietz, vice president of air service development at the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “This shows that our market is strong and is continuing to respond to new air service.”
Carriers primarily driving the passenger increases in March were United – which added capacity to San Francisco, Chicago, Newark, Denver and Washington Dulles – and Southwest, which doubled its number of nonstop seats to Nashville. Delta has also added new service to Salt Lake City and Boston since last March.
Pittsburgh has nonstop service to 66 airports, including new year-round service to London Heathrow that began in April, as did a new flight to Birmingham, Alabama, on Via Airlines. Allegiant Air will launch nonstop service to Knoxville, Tennessee, in May, and Delta Air Lines will add daily nonstop service to Raleigh/Durham in June.
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader. Its 2018 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at http://www.flypittsburgh.com/ar18.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 9 million passengers annually on 17 carriers. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure and J.D. Power have again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2018.