Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Officials say moving the airport terminal outside of Moon Township left a lasting mark on the community.
Former Moon Manager Greg Smith said it was a wake-up call for the township. "We were really an airport service community, that's how we were viewed," said Smith, who served as manager of Moon Township from 1984 to 2008. "That was our lifeblood. And when (the terminal) moved we had to really take a look at things," he said. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh International terminal's relocation from Moon Township to the neighboring Findlay. The first flight, arriving from California, landed at the newly opened Findlay facility just before 6 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1992. After opening as a public airport in 1952, Pittsburgh International's terminal, housed at the site of the current Airside Business Park, served as an …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
County officials are again hoping drilling companies will be interested in the more than 9,000 acres of land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Allegheny County Airport Authority is again releasing bids for gas drilling on the more than 9,000 acres of county-owned land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport. The airport authority released the bids on Sept. 26, and the deadline to file is Dec. 5, the Post-Gazette reports. Much of the land in question lies in Moon Township. No drilling currently takes place in the township or immediate surrounding area, though a number of companies with a stake in the burgeoning industry have relocated to the township. The county attempted entice drillers to work on airport land before, but the effort ended with no bids submitted. County officials blamed volatile natural gas prices for the lack of interest, the newspaper reports. The …
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…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Pittsburgh International now offers additional flights to the New York air hub.
Allegheny County officials on Wednesday ushered in new non-stop Delta Airlines service from Pittsburgh International to New York's LaGuardia International. The carrier is the second to offer non-stop flights from Pittsburgh to LaGuardia—U.S. Airways offers four non-stop flights to the Queens-based air hub. Delta dropped two of its five flights to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport in favor of the LaGuardia stop. The airport celebrated the inaugural flight at noon yesterday, as passengers boarded the first non-stop Delta jet enroute to LaGuardia. Delta now offers 32 flights from Pittsburgh International. Both American Airlines and JetBlue provide flights to JFK. Officials hope the addition of four flights to LaGuardia will entice …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Allegheny County Police are investigating.
A spokeswoman for Pittsburgh International said no one was injured after a woman lost control of her Toyota Prius and crashed through a doorway on airport grounds. Airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said a woman lost control of her car at 7:05 a.m. as she attempted to enter a longterm parking ramp, crashing through a gateway near the Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Regency. The woman's vehicle crashed into a moveable walkway near the hotel. No one was on the walkway at the time and the crash did not interfere with airport operations. "The woman's airbags did deploy, but she was not injured," Jenny said.
Monday, April 16, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a Democratic National Committee event after landing at Pittsburgh International.
First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday will meet with servicemembers of the Moon-based 911th Airlift Wing and 171st Refueling Wing. Obama will arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow to meet with military personnel and their family members, including Senior Airman Domenic Mash of the 911th Airlift Wing and his wife Katlyn. Mash has been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and received an Air Force Achievement Medal for his duty. The First Lady will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee event in Pittsburgh following her arrival. Check back with Patch for coverage.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
U.S. Airways eliminates 15 positions at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The airport has received a grant funded through PennDOT.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded the Pittsburgh International Airport a $2 million investment to construct a stormwater treatment plant. The agency announced that it will invest $10 million in grants for infrastructure projects at airports throughout the state. Information about the location of the plant is not yet available. Funding for the projects is distributed through the state's capital budget and transportation assistance program, which operates through the General Fund budget. PennDOT's Bureau of Aviation is administering the funding. "Thousands of people rely on the aviation industry for jobs," said Gov. Tom Corbett. "These funds will help to ensure that the airports continue to run safely and can meet …