Nearly 1.3 Million Passengers Connect to the Global Economy
The purpose of Harrisburg International Airport is to provide global air access for our region. During 2014, 1,289,487 passengers spent more than $300 million on airfare at Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) when flying between our region and more than 300 destinations worldwide. Chicago remains the airport’s most traveled business destination, while Orlando is number one for leisure travelers. Total international bookings increased nearly 20 percent overall. Generating more international traffic and revenue will be critically important for our region to bring more airline service to the region.
Domestic travel Highlights
Air Canada, Allegiant, American, US Airways and Frontier all posted increased passenger traffic at HIA in 2014 compared to 2013. The traffic declines posted by United and Delta generated a slight decrease in passenger traffic compared to 2013. United’s decline was as a result of the elimination of service to both Cleveland and Newark while Delta eliminated service to Cincinnati. Both airlines continued to tweak their route networks in 2014 as a result of recently completed mergers.
Pass Percent Change vs. 2013
|US and AA|
|Orlando – Sanford|
|Tampa – PIE|
Sabre estimates that International bookings to/from HIA increased 19% between January and November 2014 when compared to the same period in 2013. When combined, US Airways and American (which are in the process of merging) become the airports top international carrier with 36 percent of the international travel market followed by United (29 percent), Delta (24 percent) and Air Canada (10 percent). Interestingly, bookings to Mexico City increased by 75 percent in 2014 when compared to 2013The ten most popular destinations in 2014 were:
Generating more international traffic and revenue for these four global network airlines will be extremely important to maintain and grow flight levels at HIA.