The old Pittsburgh Metro Airport, closed in the 1990's, could be developed in to a testing facility for autonomous vehicles: https://thealmanac.net/south-fayette-could-have-autonomous-vehicle-track-at-airport-site/article_659b01b5-0d02-5ad3-b9da-b5c3f2f13b21.html http://www.airfields-freeman.com/PA/...Jump to post
As for WN, I've convinced myself that as regards PIT, they're always going to be a tease and the permanent drop of PIT-LAX proves it. They're obviously far more interested in growing BNA, STL, DEN, and dumping even more capacity into intra-California flying. They're also more interested in flying K...Jump to post
UPS ferrying in a B763 from MIA for the second week in a row:
I'll take a guess at the legacy possibilities (in some order): 1) Delta: I think the PIT-SLC add was a nod towards the need for LAX and better West Coast service and a step to build the marketshare to sustain it. They aren't MAX constrained and are more just short of gate space. The other interesti...Jump to post
No proprietary information and UPs paid TNT a termination fee. You have no idea that there was no proprietary information exchanged. Common knowledge would suggest that if company A approached company B with a buyout offer, company B would request as much internal data from company A so as to make ...Jump to post
My understanding of the whole PIT-LAX debacle was that the flights on AA and UA weren't timed very well due to available slots at LAX. It's pretty unfortunate for PIT. There is high enough O&D on PIT-LAX that this route should work, but if the flights aren't timed well then not to many passenge...Jump to post
Here comes Iron Maiden.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N60 ... /KCVG/KPIT
Not exactly the ‘Ed Force One’ I had hoped for.
This publisher recently put out an excellent trio of books about FT:
I had heard your version too. Regarding the TNT deal, jury is still out on that one. It looks as if UPS knew something that FDX didn’t know on that one too. Remember UPS pulled out of the TNT deal instead of fighting the EU ruling at the time. Now UPS is suing the EU for half of what FDX paid for T...Jump to post
It has been a lot of years, but when I was an Airport Operations Supervisor for the City of Chicago at ORD, I seem to remember a Flying Tigers 747 having a shark mouth painted on the nose like they had on the P-40s of WW2. They were supposed to have had a lot of complaints about the WW2 homage and ...Jump to post
UPS was negotiating to buy Flying Tigers at the same time for their air rights. The majority of the aircraft were in disrepair. UPS passed but Fred Smith didn’t know. Not exactly the version I heard. UPS was simply outmaneuvered like so many other times (failed TNT deal, USPS contract, etc). Fred p...Jump to post
June numbers are finally out. Total passengers are up 1%, int'l is down 32%. https://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/June-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US As expected, a large drop in int'l but not quite as severe as I expected. Domestic is up 2.9%.Jump to post
I have been unable to keep up with what's been happening at CLK, aside from the passenger terminal being shut down by protesters for two days. My real question is, has this affected cargo operations at all? I'm in Louisville Kentucky USA, which is home to the UPS Worldport. All cargo terminals busi...Jump to post
I don't see why landing fees for diversions would be any different than a scheduled landing. With that in mind a signatory airline (AA, DL, etc) would pay the signatory landing fees. A non-signatory airline (EK, AF, LH, etc) would pay the non-signatory landing fees which are actually quite a bit hig...Jump to post
AA's PIT-JFK is still showing 4x daily at the end of Nov. Wasn't that when the increase was scheduled for? I looked at the entire second week of November, which is when the schedule typically changes over and probably why I missed it. I see 4x daily just before Thanksgiving. Regardless, I don't thi...Jump to post
AA's PIT-JFK is still showing 4x daily at the end of Nov. Wasn't that when the increase was scheduled for? As for BA operating the B789 next Tue, it's only a one off, there is absolutely nothing to read in to. Could be a simple matter of the usual B788 being taken out of service for a day or so for ...Jump to post
As of now BA's Tuesday service looks to be a B789. Also of note is LH continues to go after DE's N. America network, recently announcing PHX and ANC with their EW subsidiary. Anywhere where I can see that? FR24 is currently showing a B788. LHR-PIT is also showing only 3 class service on BA.com for ...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:PhilMcCrackin wrote:stl07 wrote:Well, ANC got a flight. The only city even less likely than STL/PIT/BNA/CLE (ect.)
It's a summer seasonal flight and Alaska gets a shed load of tourism in the summer time.
There's a few pics of some of these diversions on PIT's FB page. Also of note were two Fed Ex B763s that diverted. Reports today state that when Arctic splits into two companies, both will be "based" in Pittsburgh. Don't know if "based" is the same thing as "headquartered&qu...Jump to post
Pittsburgh is finally getting an Amazon fulfillment center. It seems like we were the only metro area without one. !,000,000 sq. ft and 800 jobs at the Westport business park just a few miles from PIT. So what does this mean for PIT, as far as the possibility of being added by Prime Air? They are ad...Jump to post
"With some major wins in the bank, Pittsburgh Airport takes its next growth steps forward"
Here are the fastest growing airports in terms of seats offered for 2018: https://www.oag.com/hubfs/Free_Reports/NAM%20Growth%20Index/NAM%20Fastest%20Growing%20Airports.pdf?hsCtaTracking=a0e323bd-a3c3-4c51-9a5c-4876025513a8%7Cbd412812-8dab-4527-8456-6ab007359cd1 PIT ranked #10 out of the 42 medium s...Jump to post
For those that like maps and layout plans of the airport, I came across this copy. Probably the nicest layout plan of PIT I've seen online: http://www.iaff1038.org/documents/Fence_Gates.pdf I know the trains have broke in the past, but has the maintenance tunnel between the trains ever been used for...Jump to post
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/80162-us-businesswoman-outlines-plans-to-resurrect-wow-air ... says WOW will be operating again and plans to serve the destinations it previously served plus IAD. Well, maybe ... Not to nitpick, but this is what she said: " Destinations would be similar ...Jump to post
The current hangars hold the narrow bodies just fine They cannot do overhaul if a tail sticks out. You are confusing line hangars vs overhaul in regard to CLT and PHL. You do know they had to modify the doors to one of the hangars to allow Airbus nb tails to stick out, right? I made no mention of o...Jump to post
They could not park the A333 at the end of D for two reasons. 1) None of the gates at the end of D are widebody-capable and 2) DL had a lot of reposition flights on E170s/175s this evening and all of them had to park at the far end of D. There were several RJs all parked at D86/87/88/89 when I was ...Jump to post
flyPIT wrote:Vacation Express released their 2020 schedule. Gone is PIT-MBJ.
As a domestic flight I find it really odd that the DL A333 would not park at one of the unused gates at the end of the D concourse right next to DL's existing operation and stay out of the way of the int'l operations. The UA B77W from MAD was only about 6 minutes apart from the scheduled Condor arri...Jump to post
Runway28L wrote:DL A333 LAX-JFK diverting to PIT.
Boof02671 wrote:The current hangars hold the narrow bodies just fine
UA did a lot of one-stop flights with 777s and 744s at the time. They used widebodies on domestic repositioning flights all the time back then. They were doing it well past 9/11, too. I saw 744s and 777s at ORD in August 2003. Even places like BOS had one-stop service to GRU and GIG in 1999 and 200...Jump to post
There were guarantees to keep PIT open and even build a new maintenance base. http://old.post-gazette.com/businessnews/20000524usairlocal1.asp There is no mention of any guarantees of anything in that article. The only thing guaranteed was job security for only two years: http://old.post-gazette.co...Jump to post
From the latest master plan update (2015). This was posted just a couple months ago btw. The ramp space for Building G looks to be shorter than it is for Cargo 3 but the ramp for Building H should have fixed things. Not a big deal as G looks to be a specialty building (refrigeration?). But its all ...Jump to post
From the latest master plan update (2015). This was posted just a couple months ago btw. The ramp space for Building G looks to be shorter than it is for Cargo 3 but the ramp for Building H should have fixed things. Not a big deal as G looks to be a specialty building (refrigeration?). But its all a...Jump to post
Some more details about the second year of subsidy for QR Cargo. The second year is retroactive to last Oct and will expire this Oct. QR says it is committed to PIT after the second year when it is no longer eligible per FAA rules for more subsidies and states they might even increase service. "...Jump to post
The Cathay's, SIA's and other Asian carriers that derive 35-40% of their revenue based on cargo also have sizable dedicated freighters that pay their way, rather than relying on bellyfreight. +1 Exactly. Take the Asian freighters out of the equation and the cargo revenue won't be anywhere near arou...Jump to post
IND and GSP are fedex hubs. IND being the second largest fedex hub. LCK has more flights and airlines that support the fashion industry. HSV is a hub for Panalpiana. I think someone is dreaming a little to big. I don’t get how UPS and Fedex only did 80 million pounds total for one year when they ru...Jump to post
A couple more bits from an updated PBT article. QR doubled their PIT volume from 2017 to 2018. The 2018 number should go up exponentially with the EFL agreement. It's good to see the ACAA consider air cargo facility expansion: "Federal Express and UPS, which combined deplaned nearly 80 million ...Jump to post
One of the better articles about QR/EFL, out this morning with some good quotes: “Today’s announcement continues moving the airport corridor forward as a manufacturing and distribution hub. Congratulations to Christina and her team for this huge success for our region. As Pittsburgh strives to make ...Jump to post
We heard it here first weeks ago. But this bit is new public info: " The Allegheny County Airport Authority provided $1.5 million in economic incentives for the first year of the service and recently signed a second-year contract that would provide a maximum to Qatar Airways of about half that ...Jump to post