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Lehigh Valley International Airport

Lehigh Valley International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Pennsylvania
Airport typePublic
OwnerLehigh-Northampton Airport Authority
ServesLehigh Valley
LocationAllentown, Pennsylvania
Elevation120 m (393 ft)
Aircraft operations122012
Based aircraft117

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Lehigh Valley International Airport , formerly Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton International Airport, is a public airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

The airport is located 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, the third most populated metropolitan region in the state (after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh).

It is owned and operated by the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority. In 2007, 847,256 people used the airport.

In recent years, Lehigh Valley International Airport has encountered stiff competition from nearby airports such as Philadelphia International Airport (75 miles away) and Newark Liberty International Airport (80 miles away). These airports often offer a greater selection of flights and sometimes lower fares. This was exacerbated by the completion of the Pennsylvania extension of Interstate 78 in 1990, which allowed for a faster drive to Newark; and the opening of Interstate 476 in 1991 that made it easier to connect to Interstate 95 near Philadelphia.

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