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Pittsburgh Airport Sees 8.2% Increase in Passengers in 2017

PITTSBURGH – Nearly nine million passengers came through Pittsburgh International Airport in 2017, an 8.2% increase over the year before, good for the largest year-over-year increase in more than a decade.

In total, 8,988,016 travelers came through the airport as Spirit, Delta, OneJet and Wow Air added routes, while routes to Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Myers and Boston were expanded.

“Nine million is one million more passengers flying from Pittsburgh than we had four years ago,” said CEO Christina Cassotis in a release. “We are on a great growth trajectory, and that is thanks to our partnerships with airlines and our community to make sure that we are meeting the needs of this region from a business and leisure perspective.”

In December, 744,075 passengers used the airport, a 13% increase from the year before.

In the coming year, routes to Sarasota, Charleston, Kansas City, Palm Beach, Memphis, Montreal, Seattle, Cancun, Puerto Plata, Cozumel and Grand Bahama will be added.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.