After passenger traffic numbers surpassed pre-pandemic levels last year, Lehigh Valley International Airport officials said they have maintained that positive momentum to start off 2023.
In January, 66,391 passengers traveled through ABE. That’s the highest total for the month of January since 2004.
“Demand for air travel remains high, and airlines have kept capacity levels steady for our passengers at ABE. We’re grateful that people keep choosing the comfort and convenience of your neighborhood airport,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, executive director of the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority.
Passenger traffic was up 33.3% over the prior year with 66,391 passengers in January of 2023 compared to 49,787 in January of 2022.
Allegiant’s passenger traffic increased 57.7%, United jumped 39.4%, and American moved up 21.5%. Delta passenger traffic declined 10.5% from last January.
Earlier this week, ABE announced the arrival of non-stop flights to Denver, Colorado aboard Allegiant Airlines starting on June 25.
The TSA Checkpoint / Terminal Connector Project at ABE has surpassed the 80-percent mark for overall completion, with the opening expected later this year.
Besides passengers, 22,694,663 pounds of air cargo was processed through Lehigh Valley International Airport in January. That’s an increase of 4.5% from January 2022.