Allegiant to Celebrate 10 Years of Low Fares at HIA

On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, Allegiant flight 611, an MD-80 aircraft with about 70 passengers on board, departed for Orlando, beginning a new era of airline service from Harrisburg International Airport (HIA). This new kind of airline, called an Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier or ULCC, offered nonstop flights to “alternative” airports in the Orlando and Tampa Bay…

HIA to conduct full-scale Emergency Training Exercise on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Exercise required by FAA every three years FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Scott Miller(717) 948-3900 (Middletown, PA – September 10, 2022) Harrisburg International Airport (HIA), in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, will conduct a full-scale emergency plan training exercise at the airport in Middletown on Saturday, September 10, 2022 beginning at 9:00 AM.  “The FAA…

June 2022 HIA’s busiest month since the pandemic

116,427 passengers used the airport in June 2022 (Middletown, PA – July 27, 2022) – Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) reported its busiest month since the COVID-19 pandemic begin in early 2020, as 116,427 passengers flew into and out of HIA, during June 2022.  The previous busiest month was July 2021, with 115,541 passengers.  “While we…

New lines. New possibilities.

Imagine your flight from Denver just landed safely at Harrisburg International Airport. Taxiing to the gate, a voice over the intercom says, “Please remain seated with your seat belts securely fastened until we have reached our final parking position.” The plane stops, the fasten seat belt lights go off, and the flight crew opens the…

HIA Expects 17,500 Passengers for July 4th Weekend

(Middletown, PA – June 28, 2022) – The busy summer travel season is expected to continue over the July 4th weekend as Harrisburg International Airport expects 17,500 passengers to fly to and from Harrisburg International Airport (HIA), between Friday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.  “This holiday weekend, traffic will be around 93% of…

HIA receives $3.75 million EDA grant for Cargo Expansion Project

Multi-year $64 million project to begin in 2022 (Middletown, PA – October 12, 2021) – Today, United States Congressman Scott Perry announced a $3.75 million Economic Development Grant for the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA), owner and operator of Harrisburg International Airport (HIA), to support landside development of a multi-year cargo apron expansion project….

New Non-Stop Service to Fort Lauderdale!

ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM HARRISBURG TO FORT LAUDERDALE WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $59*   The new route is part of a 22-route expansion across the airline’s network, connecting locals to more of their favorite destinations Harrisburg, Penn. Aug. 10, 2021  — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International…

March 2021: Busiest Month in a Year

Passenger and Cargo Airlines are Adding Flights for Summer  (Middletown, PA – April 30, 2021) – March 2021 was the busiest month at Harrisburg International Airport in a year as 65,402 total passengers used the airport.  “While March traffic was still down 2.8% versus March 2020, departing passengers actually increased 4.7 percent,” said Timothy Edwards,…

Records, Rebounds, and Seats, OH MY!

History will record April and May 2020 as the two slowest passenger traffic months in airport history. However, passengers and flights are returning to HIA this summer.  April 2020 passenger traffic declined by 96% when compared to April 2019 as airlines reduced flight schedules and practically all non-essential business and leisure traffic nationwide came to…

Harrisburg International Airport Breaks Passenger Record in 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Scott Miller (717) 948-3900 ext. 4620 2019 was 2.5 percent busier than the previous record set in 1997 (Middletown, PA – January 29, 2020) – Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) set a new passenger traffic record in 2019, serving more than 1.5 million passengers for the first time in history. Last year,…