HIA Traffic Up Two Percent in January

(Middletown, PA – February 25, 2015)  The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) reported today that January 2015 passenger traffic increased two percent when compared to the same month last year.  A total of 92,526 passengers used the airport during January 2015.

“Delta, Air Canada, Allegiant, American and Frontier all posted traffic increases at HIA last month,” said SARAA chairman Fred Sembach.  “With the increased flight options to Florida this winter, we are hopeful to see traffic gains again in February and March.”

SARAA approves new LED lighting for garage  

The SARAA Board awarded a contract for $62,698.40 to Schaedler Yesco Distribution to install 181 LED lighting fixtures above the rental car area in the HIA parking garage.  “This will be our third LED lighting project at the airport since last summer,” said Sembach.  “Over the past few months HIA has saved about $7,000 in electric costs related to lighting alone.  This project has a payback of about 2.7 years and is eligible for a $23,600 rebate through a Met-Ed Act 129 Energy Efficiency incentive program.

The next SARAA Board meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 8:00 am, in the David C. McIntosh Boardroom on the third floor of the HIA terminal building.


Seven airlines serve Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) offering about 70 flights daily to 11 non-stop destinations.  The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) owns HIA, Capital City Airport in New Cumberland and both Franklin County and Gettysburg Regional Airports.  Incorporated in 1997, SARAA is a multi-municipal authority whose mission is to serve the region by providing high quality, efficient airports and promoting regional economic development.  Combined these four facilities handle about 90,000 aircraft operations and generate a total economic output of more than $990 million annually.