Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport Marks 3 Consecutive Years of Passenger Growth With 3 Percent Incre


Pittsburgh International Airport Marks 3 Consecutive Years of Passenger Growth With 3 Percent Increase in April

PITTSBURGH — Not since the 1980s has Pittsburgh International Airport seen a streak like its current 36-month stretch of increased passenger growth.
April passenger traffic increased 3 percent, equating to a total of 805,299 passengers, marking the airport’s 36 th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth, primarily in origin-and-destination traffic.
This streak is the longest since the airport saw 44 months of consecutive growth in passenger traffic, a trend that ended in 1986.
In addition, total available seats for the month of April increased 4.9 percent, with 184 weekday departures on nonstop routes that offered more than 18,000 available seats total. Pittsburgh has nonstop service to 63 airports, including year-round service to London-Heathrow that began in April. Delta Air Lines will add daily direct service to Raleigh/Durham in June.
Ultra-low cost carriers have continued to grow as well, now comprising about 11 percent of traffic at PIT. Spirit celebrated its 1 millionth passenger since starting service at PIT two years ago. In addition, Allegiant Air launched nonstop service to Knoxville, Tennessee, earlier this month.
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 16 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.