Pittsburgh International Airport saw monumental growth in 2018

Pittsburgh International Airport notches 32nd consecutive month of growth in December.


Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania, Photo Date: 5/30/2016 Photo Credit: (MGN Online)

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

PITTSBURGH — During 2018, the Pittsburgh International Airport saw its busiest year for the first time in more than a decade, with passenger traffic up nearly 4 percent.

According to a press release from the Allegheny County Airport Authority, Pittsburgh received up to 9.66 million passengers, which is the most traffic the area has seen since 2007.

The year ended busy for the ACAA with December passengers increasing 3.4% which equates to about 28,000 more passengers. This resulted in the airport seeing its busiest December since 2006. That December also marked the airport’s 32nd consecutive month of passenger growth.

On a larger scale, throughout the entirety of 2018, the airport saw a total of 9,658,897 passengers. This topped the total number of 8,998,016 of 2017.

“This is a major milestone in continued growth at Pittsburgh International that further demonstrates our robust market and region,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis.

The growth in passengers is assumed to be the result of a growth in seats.

To learn more about the Allegheny Country Airport Authority and their annual report, visit their website.