The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority said its passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport showed a 19.6 percent increase in October, compared to a year ago.
The authority reported 67,261 passengers traveling through the Hanover Township, Lehigh County-based airport in October, as compared to 58,198 in October 2016.
“The increase indicates that passengers continue enjoying quality air service options, affordability, convenience, comfort and a family-friendly environment while traveling through ABE,” said Thomas Stoudt, interim executive director for LNAA, in a statement.
Several factors contributed to the successful increase in passenger traffic, said Colin Riccobon, public information officer for LNAA.
“Customer service from our perspective has been good,” Riccobon said. “It’s a variety of factors. It’s a great sign for the airport to finish the year on such a high note and we’ve got two more months left.”
The introduction of the multi-modal transportation center at the airport and restoration of ride-share operations have also helped increase passenger traffic and enhanced the customer experience, Riccobon said.
In September, there was a decrease in traffic, largely because of the large storms that caused cancellations for many flights, he added.