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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

If the 12% ytd growth keeps up we will break the 10 million mark for the year.

Regional Sky has begun its AVP-PIT flights:
http://www.pahomepage.com/news/new-flights-taking-off-from-wilkes-barrescranton-international-airport/1135491513

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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recording In The Cockpit
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Recording In The Cockpit

Here's the big question. What if the pilot were to mount a camera such as a GoPro and start recording above 10K and not tamper with it until the sterile cockpit rule is terminated for the flight? How I see it, it should be ok being that the pilot turns on the camera before the sterile cockpit rule ...

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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recording In The Cockpit
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Re: Recording In The Cockpit

Here's the big question. What if the pilot were to mount a camera such as a GoPro and start recording above 10K and not tamper with it until the sterile cockpit rule is terminated for the flight? How I see it, it should be ok being that the pilot turns on the camera before the sterile cockpit rule ...

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by flyPIT
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Rendering of the 911th improvements and C-17 hangar. https://media.defense.gov/2018/Apr/20/2001906532/-1/-1/0/180420-F-AY392-001.JPG http://www.dobbins.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1499842/from-tactical-to-strategic-pittsburgh-unit-making-the-switch-from-c-130s-to-c-1/

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by flyPIT
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103842

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

george77300 wrote:
As a US stat then yes. Longest period without a fatality in US history.


Longest period without a passenger fatality.

Lets not forget about UPS 1354 in which both crew members died.

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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

PIT-MSP has been mentioned as a possible add for NK. " Fornaro declined to say what new Pittsburgh routes the airline might add, but said the destinations already in the Spirit network are the most likely, such as Minneapolis. " http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12922026-74/spirit-ends-p...

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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It was previously mentioned WN would be adding a second flight to both BNA and STL on Sundays. Looking at the BNA schedule they quietly added a second flight daily (both ways) through early June, and for May and early June they have 3 flights on Sundays going PIT-BNA and 4 (!!!) going BNA-PIT. I'm ...

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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It was previously mentioned WN would be adding a second flight to both BNA and STL on Sundays. Looking at the BNA schedule they quietly added a second flight daily (both ways) through early June, and for May and early June they have 3 flights on Sundays going PIT-BNA and 4 (!!!) going BNA-PIT. I'm n...

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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The QR Cargo flight is now being paired with ORD instead of ATL. http://www.qrcargo.com/docs/03.Summer%2018%20Freighter%20Schedule%20Issue%203%20-%20Effective%201st%20May%202018%20to%2027th%20Oct%202018.pdf https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QTR8140/history/20180416/0700Z/KORD/KPIT Some more divers...

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by flyPIT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Some interesting movements recently- American A332 diversion from Madrid: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL749/history/20180415/1047Z/LEMD/KPIT This GV also from Spain: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EXU161/history/20180415/1606Z/LEBB/KPIT Paradigm Air 757: https://flightaware.com/live/fl...

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by flyPIT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Re: Fedex LAX

Looks like the current LAX hub has at least 11 stands so considering the surging e-commerce industry and nearby Amazon facilities I'm gonna make an educated guess and say ONT will be to supplement LAX, not replace it. 2589225 That will be quite the presence FX would have in CA, with 3 large sorting ...

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by flyPIT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Re: Fedex LAX

FX1816 wrote:
Later this year FedEx is breaking ground on a new sorting facility at ONT. It will be on the northwest side with parking for 14 aircraft, 14 feeder caravans and 4 ATR aircraft.

Is this to replace their LAX hub, or to supplement it?

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by flyPIT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A couple interesting things from the Draft Environmental Assessment just released, specifically on page 145. - In 2019 "Northfield" taxiways will be extended. Not sure what this could be, but "Northfield" was previously used to describe the area occupied by the vacant PIT Interna...

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by flyPIT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 95
Views: 11661

Re: PIT remodeling airport

Draft Environmental Assessment is now available. Plenty of diagrams and maps.
http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/PIT_TMP_Draft_Environmental_Assessment_20180226.pdf

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by flyPIT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

" Corporate flyer OneJet eyes growth; analysts see snags " http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Corporate-flyer-OneJet-eyes-growth-analysts-see-snags "OneJet plans to have four ERJ 135s in service this summer, and Maguire said the carrier expects to be operating 75% of...

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by flyPIT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Not an obscure correlation. Competition on EWR/JFK to CDG. Zero at PIT. Take that EWR 757 and make PIT-CDG year-round. AUS as an example of a mid-size area getting daily service to LHR, initially made possible by a 787. DL has over 850 airplanes. If they wanted to make PIT-CDG year round - even if ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

BA parent might by DY? How might this affect potential PIT service? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43739254 Probably not much in the short term. DY already has shown interest in PIT, but has stated many times they need a different size plane to serve smaller midwest markets other than the 787. I ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6535

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

At my home airport PIT, up until 2016 we had a DL 752 to CDG on a seasonal basis. So far for 2018 we will have: DL 763 to CDG (seasonal) DE 763 to FRA (seasonal) WW A320neo/A321 to KEF QR 77F to LUX Hopefully I can catch the QR 77F again but unfortunately it arrives very early in the morning and it...

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by flyPIT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

2017 ACAA Annual Report: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/About-Us/Reports-Financials/Annual-Report-2017/ACAA_AnnualReport_Final.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US Nice to see the growth at AGC. Is there a video of the State of the Airport meeting, as in previous years? I haven't been able to locate one...

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by flyPIT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

"Airport Overhaul
-Changes at Pittsburgh International acknowledge the new reality
"
https://pittsburghquarterly.com/pq-commerce/pq-region/item/1643-airport-overhaul.html

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by flyPIT
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Plucked this one up from the other QR startup thread. "Mysterious: Qatar Airways Offered 25% Stake In Unnamed US Airline Startup" http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/01/17/qatar-airways-us-airline-investment/ We know there's a relationship going with QR and the ACAA, and OneJet is...

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by flyPIT
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13683

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

These were previously Summer/Fall only *AC BWI-YUL NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0 *AC OMA-YYZ NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0 *AC PIT-YUL NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0 *AC SMF-YVR NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0 Not true, at least in the case of PIT-YUL which was launched as year round. Say what you want, but they were not for sale beyond Nov...

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by flyPIT
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13683

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

enilria wrote:
These were previously Summer/Fall only
*AC BWI-YUL NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0
*AC OMA-YYZ NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0
*AC PIT-YUL NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0
*AC SMF-YVR NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0


Not true, at least in the case of PIT-YUL which was launched as year round.

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by flyPIT
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2336

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

I could see Icelandair giving it a shot. They previously served CLT on a scheduled basis with dedicated freighters.

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by flyPIT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

"In response to an audience question at Wednesday's annual “State of the Airport” event at the Westin Convention Center, Downtown, Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said the plan for the airport's new landside terminal includes right-of-way access for a light-rail conne...

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by flyPIT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Flights to India in 4-to-5 years seems to be one the list. I intentionally did not include that quote because I find it ridiculous. - US-India pairs are extremely limited as it is and I don’t see PIT getting in on that. - What PIT-India traffic there is would best be served via a Gulf hub. Everythi...

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by flyPIT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

From today's State of the Airport address: "When asked about potential future flight destinations during a question and answer session, Cassotis said she would like to see two or three times a day flights to the Bay Area in California. She also mentioned non-stop flights to London and Dublin in...

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by flyPIT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Saw these WN load factors to and from PIT posted in the WN Network thread on these forums: Destination: Outbound (from PIT)/Inbound (to PIT) STL: 86.5/86.5 Thoughts? I find it interesting that that STL-PIT is over 1 percentage point higher than STL-CLE, and PIT-STL is 2.4 percentage points higher t...

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by flyPIT
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Feb passengers are up 11.8% and ytd up 10.2%. Feb int'l up 43.7%. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/passenger-traffic-up-11-8-percent-in-february Great numbers which should only get stronger as CHS, SRQ, YUL, SEA, SLC, increased UAL mainline and larger OneJet planes come on line, a...

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by flyPIT
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I noticed that 28C was used absolutely zero times today as I imagine 28C departures would've conflicted with 32 arrivals since most of them would exit onto Quebec and then Echo, whereas departures on the southern end of the field would always take Echo directly to 28C. Meanwhile departures today wo...

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by flyPIT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 96
Views: 9696

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

US airports are far from perfect, but at least most of the new-build facilities make an effort to include decent architecture, circulation space, seating and some semblance of passenger comfort. The UK throws up steel boxes full of shops. If the designers are feeling charitable, as they were at LHR...

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by flyPIT
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
flyPIT wrote:
Scheduled tri-jet service will return to PIT in the form of a UPS MD-11. It will replace the current A300 and 757 operating SDF-PIT.

So they must be consolidating down to 1x daily flight? Or are both flights being upgraded?

1 flight from SDF. PHL remains a 757.

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by flyPIT
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Are you referring to 5X1151 (PIT-SDF) and 5X1152 (SDF-PIT)? And when does that changeover take place? Because 5X has been running A306 on that route over the past couple of weeks. Also, didn't FedEx run MD-10/MD-11 to PIT? I'm certain I saw an MD-11 parked at PIT in the past, or at least during the...

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by flyPIT
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Scheduled tri-jet service will return to PIT in the form of a UPS MD-11. It will replace the current A300 and 757 operating SDF-PIT.

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by flyPIT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regional Sky adds Wilkes-Barre – Pittsburgh from April 2018 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277884/regional-sky-adds-wilkes-barre-pittsburgh-from-april-2018/ Shocking... PIT-AVP flights are set to begin April 23. 2x daily with Piper Navajos. http://www.regionalsky.com/ " WHY ...

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by flyPIT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regional Sky adds Wilkes-Barre – Pittsburgh from April 2018 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277884/regional-sky-adds-wilkes-barre-pittsburgh-from-april-2018/ Shocking... PIT-AVP flights are set to begin April 23. 2x daily with Piper Navajos. http://www.regionalsky.com/ " WHY ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 527
Views: 42534

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

greenair727 wrote:
^Note that if you include Akron and Canton into the Cleveland MSA--which would make it comparable to the "Chicago" and New York" MSA".


Did you seriously type that?

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by flyPIT
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9169

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

Why was YMX ever laid out in the way that it is? The only other airport in the world that I can think of with such a layout is Algiers-Houari Boumedienne. MAD's runway layout is somewhat similar to how YMX was supposed to look in later phases. Here is a proposed layout (from Wikipedia): https://en....

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by flyPIT
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

AaronPGH wrote:
Do you have a source for that, FlyPIT? Impressive stuff.


http://www.city-data.com/forum/pittsburgh/2896478-23-600-revised.html

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by flyPIT
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Someone posted this on another site. After a couple slow years it looks like Pittsburgh got its job creating mojo back. Very strong showing actually, compared to some other cities both large and small. All good news for continuing to build air service. "Year-over-year numeric job growth by MSA ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

What's up with the wide gap between loads going in the different directions? Cause for alarm? I don't think its a cause for alarm; probably a matter of folks from the Pittsburgh point of sale returning home, at least on the two seasonal carriers. Especially with Condor which offers very limited int...

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by flyPIT
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

August '17 trans-Atlantic loads:

PIT-CDG 69%
PIT-FRA 66%
PIT-KEF 75%

CDG-PIT 82%
FRA-PIT 96%
KEF-PIT 80%

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by flyPIT
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10285

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

One of Pan Am's earlier interline arrangements:

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by flyPIT
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Like some have said before: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/03/13/FAA-has-concerns-about-airport-s-runway-closure-proposal/stories/201803130045 Seems the reporter was also referencing comments from this group. Nice article from Mr. Belko, and I think Ms. Cassotis's response se...

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by flyPIT
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

"Sales push will improve Qatar Airways cargo stats, Pittsburgh airport CEO says"
http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13402703-74/sales-push-will-improve-qatar-airways-cargo-stats-pittsburgh-airport-ceo-says

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by flyPIT
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 599
Views: 55634

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Sounds like OneJet raised $10 million locally? https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/03/09/onejet-raises-10.html " The placement was led by Mel Pirchesky, president of Shadyside-based Eagle Ventures Inc., who is a registered representative of Los Angeles-based Boustead Securities LL...

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