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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regional Sky is being replaced by Southern Airways Express on the PIT-AVP route and weekend service will be added as well.
https://www.theweekender.com/uncategorized/30894/wbs-airport-to-expand-pittsburgh-service-with-weekend-flights-by-new-carrier

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1503
Views: 91549

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Just some food for thought: https://www.oag.com/hubfs/Free_Reports/Heathrow%20Forecast%20/The%20Heathrow%20Forecast.pdf?hsCtaTracking=b001b868-f2a4-47ef-941a-2f1d1db4b24c%7C184067d2-93da-4e3c-9fa2-948ee2b0afdc OAG identified CVG, PIT(just got service), STL, and IND as US markets that could receive ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A lot of interesting nuggets in here about OneJet, including the first public comments by the CEO: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/08/14/Flight-risk-Lawsuit-over-OneJet-incentives-highlights-pitfalls-in-paying-for-airline-service-Pittsburgh-International/stories/201808140054

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:

Yep.

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

stl07 wrote:
Is it looking like there will be more flights to China?

Who knows; I don't see why not considering every seat was sold (from the China end).

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 47
Views: 11124

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Looking at JFK in Google map I was wondering if there is any possibility of expanding T5 with an additional pier. There seems to be a lot of dead space towards T4. The new pier could run parallel to T4's (not on the picture) and add a dozen gates. I did a quick and dirty montage. Searching here on ...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not a bad video. As a clevelander I do laugh at using the age of PIT as a rationale— cleveland airport has to be pushing 50 and it’s in much worse shape than PIT. But it’s all about the political will of the community, and it seems strong in Pittsburgh, completely nonexistent in Cleveland. However,...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

BA's Senior VP of North America on "Our Region's Business": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI_hvl1tZ9M Mr. Brooks stated they are already working with many of the local tech companies, and he reiterated a desire to see the service become daily, even stating it is more economical. Also a s...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25312

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Obviously, I'm not including the 10 year old DL bribe, or the recent 2 x Chinese charter $. Well you probably should if you are going to make a statement such as " Actually it was the largest incentive ever paid for a flight to Pittsburgh " regarding the BA subsidy, because that statement...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

There's another angle here no one is talking about and that is the race to win HQ2. While London and Dublin flights are not a requirement as part of Amazon's RFP, it certainly helps our cause to have LHR and potentially DUB. Amazon has a very large office in London (600,000+ sq ft and 5,000 employe...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I don't understand the desire for EI to enter the market at PIT. Is there that much demand for travelers to DUB? Do we have any local businesses with a headquarters or strong business presence in DUB? The only specific business connection I can think of is Eaton Corp. They have a large office and a...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25312

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

........... Nah not really, the financial incentive PIT gave was fairly small compared to some of the others, both at PIT and from other cities. It was done to show PIT has some skin in the game but I highly doubt that is the reason BA is starting PIT. BA goes to new markets they view will be a lon...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm not overly worried if Aer Lingus enters PIT as long as its not something like daily year round. IAG having both carriers gives them a lot of options to mix and match a solid alternative to DL and WW. Having the ability to increase LHR and reduce DUB as needed, or vice versa, etc. If we do get EI...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25312

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

I also heard that BA's new LHR-PIT flight was started due to financial incentives from the airport authorities, so I bet that PDX would have to put up a lot of money on the table in order to recruit them. Nah not really, the financial incentive PIT gave was fairly small compared to some of the othe...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I notice a lot of posters in other threads seem to be chomping at the bit for Delta to abandon PIT-CDG once BA comes in (which is a bit strange). I really wonder if Delta would do that, though. They've been making inroads slowly in PIT for the last 10 years, with BOS being the latest blood drawn. S...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The dragon cake to commemorate the China Eastern flights, courtesy of Anna.Aero.
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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like all of the EAS cities that applied for a waiver received one so that’s great news for PIT.
http://www.tribdem.com/news/airports-receive-waivers-commercial-air-service-to-continue-in-johnstown/article_06967dba-9abf-11e8-8778-a718c3ce0591.html

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

"The British Airways flights between London and Pittsburgh that start next April will bring an estimated $57 million in new business to western Pennsylvania, according to a new report." "The $57 million estimate forecasts 11,763 passengers on the flights with 564 jobs either part-tim...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9754

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

The most logical additions would be: Charlotte Detroit Portland Panama City Bogota I agree on all of these except CLT; especially PDX even though DL already flies the route. The Pacific NW in general is growing so fast its just a matter of time for BA. I remember when BA served SEA and YVR combined...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I was wondering about all those EI rumors, kinda assumed the BA announcement would serve as the end of them, but maybe not. The article also mentions a possible third new destination in the mid west... I wonder if/who. DEN has been rumored for a while... https://www.irishcentral.com/travel/travel-t...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

" A spokeswoman for Allegheny County Airport Authority declined to comment about the flights to Ireland when contacted by the Business Times. The formal announcement of which two cities Aer Lingus will add is expected in the next two weeks. Whichever two cities are chosen, the new direct flight...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

FWIW the local media is now picking up the story of PIT being on EI's short list:
https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/pittsburgh-reportedly-on-short-list-for-new-destination-for-aer-lingus/807641613

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13512

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

Wait -- now you had to make this even MORE confusing with numbers in brackets ?? Good news - you don’t have to read it. In the meantime, the rest of us appreciate the added context. Agreed. Knowing what was flown during the same time a year prior is a much better comparison than just comparing what...

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26967

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR? Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. JL at HNL. There was a 7th Jumbo not in the picture. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/4297...

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

ctrabs0114 wrote:
I question AA's commitments to hub flying considering the lack of flights on PIT-MIA.

??? PIT-MIA is served 2x daily. PIT-LAX would be a better example for your point.

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I must say, I have really been enjoying the targeted advertising generated by the topic of these Shanghai charters... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/932/43849977851_fb0a26e212_b.jpg I guess I should really be thanking the ACAA, VisitPittsburgh, and whomever else threw money at Caissa for the eye can...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Re EI @ PIT... I find it very fascinating that despite fellow IAG partner BA announcing LHR and DL, DE, and WW already flying to Europe... EI is still heavily interested in PIT. 4x weekly summer-only on an A321LR is something I can see them shoot for. If PIT is able to land DUB and sustain it with ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cool pics, thanks for sharing. China Eastern sure spared no expense on that livery. Here is also the UA B772 that diverted IAH-EWR. Had to wait at at a remote pad until MU departed, then parked at C61. Ended up bumping WW from KEF down to C57. I don't remember the last time there were two 777s on th...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8026

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

enilria wrote:
The money comes from Pennsylvania casinos. So next time you lose money in a PA casino rest assured part of your losses funded an empty seat from PIT to China.

As opposed to feeling assured my losses fund the casino house? Don't like it - don't gamble. Simple.

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

MBJ is on the schedule for today as well, so that makes 7 scheduled non-Canadian int'l arrivals in one day which I do believe is a new record at PIT. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ933/history/20180803/2005Z/MKJS/KPIT " Pittsburgh in the US and Montreal in Canada are said to be amongst ...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

5 scheduled CUN-PIT flights today, 3 of which landed within 45 minutes of each other... https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIV7908/history/20180609/2130Z/MMUN/KPIT https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL526/history/20180609/1920Z/MMUN/KPIT https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL796/history/2018060...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder, had this been announced and marketed even 6 months early, what would the load factors on the PIT>PVG and PVG>PIT legs be. People might have been able to actually plan a vacation with that much of a heads up. 2 months out for an announcement is not really enough time for a trip of this sca...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with funny names
Replies: 24
Views: 1772

Re: Airports with funny names

North Central West Virginia Regional airport (CKB), which is west of Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB).

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Interesting, this says the return charter will go to SHA (Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, near the city center), not PVG. https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/457524780/charter-flights-between-china-and-pittsburgh-international-airport-will-launch-tomorrow " Cover story: International air s...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5793

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

I don't think any airport can really compete with what PIT has to offer in terms of subsidies. As of now, PIT has the best air service incentive plan among most medium and even large sized airports. If PIT wasn't offering so much, they wouldn't have BA. Yet PIT didn't offer BA much. About the same ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5793

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

I don't think any airport can really compete with what PIT has to offer in terms of subsidies. As of now, PIT has the best air service incentive plan among most medium and even large sized airports. If PIT wasn't offering so much, they wouldn't have BA. Yet PIT didn't offer BA much. About the same ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Per today's PG article regarding the Chinese charter flights, the inbound flights from Shanghai are full while the outbound flights are about 30 percent booked. I like Cassostis; I think she's doing and has done a fantastic job as the ACAA CEO, but how can she see that as a positive? Maybe I'm bein...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Also, Cranky Flier posted an article about BA's history in Pittsburgh. https://crankyflier.com/2018/07/30/following-pittsburghs-aviation-roller-coaster-ride-through-its-london-flight/ Some errors in that piece. -BA began PIT-London service on May 13, 1985 (not 1986). -It said "USAir would reli...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not sure I follow you flyPIT, here's a direct cut and paste from the article-- unless the article is wrong or I'm misinterpreting it seems like an airline guarantee to me. The flights are being guaranteed with incentives totaling $910,000, a figure that’s split between Pittsburgh International ($56...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Right now PIT has a very strong airport leader so is going the airline route-- other cities might choose to go different paths to get to the same goal. Actually they ARE doing a different path and not the airline route. The majority of the subsidy is being provided by tourism groups and will be use...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1325
Views: 107816

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

- Planning for 6.7 million tons of cargo by 2050 (would make CVG the largest cargo airport in the world by far) No doubt cargo at CVG will see huge growth but it seems you are comparing CVG in 2050 to cargo airports today. The HKGs, PVGs and ICNs of the world won't be sitting still between now and ...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5145

Re: Innovations in boarding???

This would probably be the most civilized way to do it. Get all the fist fights out of the way before the passengers are on the plane.

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1236
Views: 116780

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The Omni Air B772 from the other day.

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by flyPIT
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149249

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Anna.aero's coverage of PIT at the World Routes forum: http://cdn1.pps-publications.com/anna-aero-dailies/routes/barecelona-2017/issue-03/index.html#32 Page 32 http://cdn1.pps-publications.com/anna-aero-dailies/routes/barecelona-2017/issue-01/index.html#106 Page 106

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