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Airport sees strong passenger growth in January

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Lehigh Valley International Airport. (File photo)
Lehigh Valley International Airport. (File photo)

Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority saw a nearly 12 percent increase in passenger traffic last month at Lehigh Valley International Airport, also known as ABE.

The organization based in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, said 53,177 passengers traveled through the airport in January, an 11.9 percent increase from January 2017.

In 2017, the airport attracted 692,154 passengers, the highest level since 2012, the airport authority said.

“While passenger traffic is trending upward at ABE, we continue to pursue new opportunities for growth and enhancements to the customer experience,” said Thomas Stoudt, interim executive director of LNAA, in a statement.

“The combination of additional flights to our leisure destinations aboard Allegiant and strong performance from American, Delta and United has put ABE on a positive track to start the year.”

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Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen

Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108. Follow him on Twitter @BrianLehigh and read his blog, “Can You Dig It,” at http://www.lvb.com/section/can-you-dig-it.

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