Tuesday, May 14, 2013
AirTran and Southwest saw increases in 2013 air traffic, while U.S. Airways and Delta were on the decline.
More flights and more seats were available for Pittsburgh International Airport travelers in March 2013 compared to March 2012, according to new figures the Allegheny County Airport Authority released. Travelers flying through were up 2 percent, and available seats were up 4.5 percent. Five airlines reported increases in traffic through Pittsburgh International from 2012 to 2013: Airlines that recorded decreases in traffic include: Overall traffic dropped 3.6 percent for the month and year-to-date scheduled totals show scheduled traffic down 1.9 percent. Tell Us: Did you travel through Pittsburgh International Airport?
Monday, May 6, 2013
The temporary closure is expected to last 45 days.
Beginning Monday, May 6, the Pittsburgh International Airport is changing how vehicles enter the short term parking garage at Pittsburgh International Airport. The garage is undergoing construction rehabilitation and is still open, however, the main entrance will be closed and traffic will be directed to an alternate entrance, the Allegheny County Airport Authority announced. Detour signs will be posted along airport roadways. The temporary closure of the main entrance will last about 45 days. The alternate entrance is located beyond the landside terminal building. When exiting the garage, short term parking patrons will have to use the Main Exit Plaza because the level 2 exit will be closed at the same time. Signs within the garage will…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Allegheny County Airport Authority honors more than 50 people at its fourth annual N.I.C.E. Program this week at Pittsburgh International Airport.
More than 50 airport employees and volunteers were recognized for their outstanding customer service efforts at the Allegheny County Airport Authority’s fourth annual N.I.C.E. Program April 15. The customer service awareness program rewards those individuals who are proactive to solve customer issues and reminds others of the importance of N.I.C.E.—Neutralizing Irritations Customers Experience. The awards program took place Monday on the ticketing level of the landside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. Since the fall of 2009, about 350 airport employees and volunteers have completed N.I.C.E. training presented by The Resiliency Edge and Fordham University. The program encourages workers to document good deeds, that is, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Developers plan a new eight-building office development in Moon Township.
Local and county officials today break ground on the eight-building, $50 million Pittsburgh International Business Park in Moon Township. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and the Moon Township Board of Supervisors will be on hand for the event. The shovel-ready project is a result of the completion of the Cherrington Parkway Extension to Ewing Road, according to a statement from Allegheny County spokesman Kevin Evanto. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, state Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, and Marv Eicher, chairman of the Moon Board of Supervisors will speak at the ground-breaking, which is slated for 2:30 p.m. The firms Continental Real Estate and Chaska Continental are set to begin work the on the first two buildings in the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The airport celebrates its history with live music, kids' activities and exhibits Saturday.
Make some time this Saturday to stop by the Pittsburgh International Airport for their free Family Fun Day. The event celebrates the airport's 20th anniversary, observed earlier this week, and will be held at the Landside Terminal from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free, too. Activities include live music, activities for children—including bouncy houses, a giant slide and obstacle challenges—and an aviation models exhibit. The exhibit will feature models and artifacts from Allegheny County Airport Authority employees, airlines, and other airport family employees. The event is hosted by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Please note that all airside terminal tours are sold out and registration is closed. If you are already …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The new service kicks off in February.
Southwest Airlines will begin non-stop service in 2013 from Pittsburgh International to Palm Beach International, according to Allegheny County officials. Beginning in February, Southwest will offer daily, non-stop season service to the Florida airport. The inaugural flight for the service will mark the first time daily, non-stop flights have been offered between the airports since 2007. The flights can be booked at the airline's website. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald told on-lookers at Pittsburgh International last week that increasing the number of daily, non-stop flights was a priority for his adminstration. According to a statement from Fitzgerald: “Our region’s travelers love to fly to southern Florida in the winter…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A bolstered economy and planned military commissary have sparked developers' interest in Moon Township.
An upturn in the economy and the planned Walmart construction on University Boulevard has renewed developers' interest in Moon Township, officials said. "Definitely looking back at the applications for 2011, it was a slow year for development plans," said Moon Planning Director Adam McGurk. "It's hard to say what it is, but it does say that the economy is picking up in terms of commercial development." McGurk said more than 20 projects are now in the construction phase in the township. Developers this year have unveiled plans for a new, 130,000-square foot Hilton hotel, slated to be constructed off Fed Ex Drive. The project was set to break ground in 2008, but developers backed out as the economy sank into a recession that year. The 117-…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Noise complaints from residents have decrease in recent years, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Local officials hope to use the grant money for Thorn Run interchange and airport-area improvements.
The Moon Transportation Authority has partnered with Allegheny County Airport Authority to apply for more than $15 million in federal funding for area transportation projects. MTA president Mark Scappe said members of the transportation authority last week met with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to request funding for planned improvements to the Thorn Run interchange. Scappe said the stalled project, which is projected to cost $5.6 million to complete, received federal grant funding in 2010 and 2011 that was later eliminated. Plans for the redesigned interchange aim to alleviate traffic congestion and safety concerns along the intersection. The authority is seeking $3.45 million in federal funding for the project. "The project has been…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Airlines Delta and USA 3000 saw increases in 2011 air traffic, while U.S. Airways and United were on the decline.
The number of travelers flying through Pittsburgh International Airport increased by 1.3 percent in 2011 from the previous year, according to new numbers that the Allegheny County Airport Authority released. More than 8.2 million passengers flew via the local airport last year compared to 8.1 million in 2010, marking the second consecutive year that air travel has increased at the airport. Seven airlines reported passenger increases in 2011 through Pittsburgh International: Airlines that reported a decrease in traffic for 2011: