March 2017 – Board Meeting Press Release

Ten Consecutive Months of Increased Passenger Traffic at HIA

Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) saw passenger traffic increase 7.6 percent when comparing February 2017 to February 2016. Delta saw an increase of 15.7%, American an increase of 11.2%, Air Canada an increase of 9.4%, and Allegiant an increase of 4.5%. United was the only airline to serve fewer passengers during February 2017. “This was the tenth consecutive month of passenger traffic increases at HIA,” said Timothy J. Edwards, Executive Director at HIA. “Looking ahead we expect 2017 passengers to remains at or near 2016 levels.”

Bond Counsel Services Hired by SARAA

The SARAA Board awarded a contract to Ballard Spahr of Philadelphia, PA for bond counsel services. According to Timothy J. Edwards, Executive Director, these services are necessary as SARAA expects to refinance about $43 million from a bond sale in 2008. Service fees will be paid as part of the expected refinancing later this year.

Contracts Awarded

To Project Amount Airport
RATT, Inc. (ORKIN) Pest Control $133,400 HIA
Urban Engineers Facilities Condition Assessment $26,770 GRA
Mountaintop Contracting, LLC Lawn Care Services $14,670 HIA