Could we see the return of Qatar Airways Cargo? " Beginning in early October, the freight forwarder also plans to control a freighter operated by a Middle East airline to ship goods weekly from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan to Pittsburgh for a year via the carrier’s home base. Schlossberg woul...Jump to post
CX will operate 20 SGN-HKG-PIT cargo only flights on behalf of Unique Logistics. https://blueskypit.com/2020/09/21/pit-welcomes-first-cargo-flight-from-cathay-pacific/ After the pandemic and these B777s are put back to their intended use I'd like to think PIT somehow will remain in CX's cargo networ...Jump to post
" After 14 years, Clinton Commerce Park nearing completion " https://liber.post-gazette.com/image/2020/09/18/1000x/Clinton-Commerce-Park-Findlay-airport-1000-px-v2 https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/09/19/After-14-years-Clinton-Commerce-Park-nearing-completion/stories/2...Jump to post
B6 severly cutting PIT-FLL/PBI frequencies before flights even begin. PIT-FLL now 4x weekly PIT-PBI now 3x weekly July numbers are out. Total passengers are down 72.7%, cargo down 5.8% https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/July_2020_Short_E-Mail_Report.pdf PIT has been falling way beh...Jump to post
See U.S. Airport O&D Rankings for 12 months ending 12/2019 , at bottom right, helpfully provided by Orlando International Airport. https://www.orlandoairports.net/about-us/ That is O&D ranked to/from MCO only. Nope...why is MCO on the list otherwise. Here is a link to the proper page instea...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:See U.S. Airport O&D Rankings for 12 months ending 12/2019, at bottom right, helpfully provided by Orlando International Airport. https://www.orlandoairports.net/about-us/
Very rare AF1 visit to LBE on Thursday. I imagine he will use the 737 but 757 would be cool to see there. So AA took what was a year round daily (sometimes 2x daily) route up until Covid, made it seasonal, did not restore PIT-CUN unlike other similar markets, and are calling PIT-PHX a new route. A r...Jump to post
So AA took what was a year round daily (sometimes 2x daily) route up until Covid, made it seasonal, did not restore PIT-CUN unlike other similar markets, and are calling PIT-PHX a new route. A route they (and their predecessors) have served since 1979.
This weeks Bullshitter award goes to AA.
When businesses are shut down those people are not making money (other than unemployment). No bucks, no Buck Rogers. Have shutdowns been consistent across all states? I don’t see how it is quite a leap.
Why then, do you think PIT is all of a sudden lagging these similar airports by double digits?
July numbers are out. Total passengers are down 72.7%, cargo down 5.8% https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/July_2020_Short_E-Mail_Report.pdf PIT has been falling way behind peer cities as of late. CLE was 28% busier in July. IND was 29% busier. For the first time ever CMH had a busi...Jump to post
I feel like people keep focusing on the Pilot jumping out and hurting his leg, insisting that it wasn't necessary or part of procedure... While we are all watching a video from Outside, in the nighttime. Now obviously the pilot/co-pilot's flying cannot possibly have such a "whole picture"...Jump to post
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50246695646_4478500782_o.jpg In the opening of the original Hawaii 5-0 series one of the shots was of a DC8 landing at HNL. Not sure if it was UAL though. I'm pretty sure it was a UA DC-8. If you ever read the credits on a Hawaii 5-0 episode, it says that United ...Jump to post
Some EAS routes will be up for renewal again; Cape Air wants to put their hat in the ring for some of the SWPA stations. I think they would be a great addition to the commuter network at PIT. Things at JST could get interesting: " 4 carriers make pitch to serve Johnstown airport " https:/...Jump to post
"A Florida-based company plans to start testing aircraft engines at Pittsburgh International Airport, after refurbishing a rare aircraft maintenance facility built during its hub days. The site, located across the airfield, adjacent to what are now American Airlines maintenance hangars, is a f...Jump to post
UPS has been flying PIT-ANC-HKG 1x weekly (Saturday morning) one way over the past few weeks. However this is only to get that MD-11 back in to the Asia theater where it is needed instead of having it sit at PIT all weekend. I'm not even sure it has been carrying any volume on the PIT-ANC leg and th...Jump to post
It appears the 3 Wiggins Airways Cessna Caravans that operate UNV-PIT for FX have been replaced by a single Mountain Air Cargo ATR 42:
Overall capacity is roughly the same.
I saw that too. I think the research on that article is a bit outdated, if even only by a few days. This Routesonline update came out today, and BA's website mirrors the same. Routesonline will be much more accurate than anything the P-G publishes, and this quote is all I needed to read: " Bri...Jump to post
I saw that too. I think the research on that article is a bit outdated, if even only by a few days. This Routesonline update came out today, and BA's website mirrors the same. Routesonline will be much more accurate than anything the P-G publishes, and this quote is all I needed to read: " Brit...Jump to post
BA's move feels ominous-my thinking was that they would maybe end up pairing some of the smaller US markets on re-entry; something like LHR-PIT-BWI-LHR if they wanted to tie the smaller markets together or perhaps LHR-JFK-PIT-JFK-LHR came to mind as a way to slot sit at JFK if they needed to do tha...Jump to post
BA has cancelled their PIT flights for the entire winter. Not a surprise at first given the pandemic... but then I see they are still planning to offer at least 4x weekly service to all their other midsize US markets (BWI, AUS, MSY, BNA) so this is not very encouraging. https://www.routesonline.com/...Jump to post
Pittsburgh International Airport plans marketing initiative, hiring agency " “We are seeking an agency partner to help position the airport for growth nationally and internationally,” said airport spokesman Bob Kerlik. “This is a critical time to lay the groundwork by developing successful mar...Jump to post
June numbers are out. Total passengers are down 78.2% for the month and 56% YTD. https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/June-2020-Short-E-Mail-Report-v2.pdf Interestingly at AGC, total operations are down only 1/10th of one percent for June while air taxi operations are up 11.7% This c...Jump to post
Boutique is countering with up to 30 flights a week, including service to EWR, taking advantage of the UA Interline agreement, replacing the current PIT/BWI services. That is not correct. " Boutique, which has interline or code share agreements with United and American Airlines, proposed “the ...Jump to post
Some EAS routes will be up for renewal again; Cape Air wants to put their hat in the ring for some of the SWPA stations. I think they would be a great addition to the commuter network at PIT. Things at JST could get interesting: " 4 carriers make pitch to serve Johnstown airport " https://...Jump to post
September flight cuts begin: Alligent has cut several Cle to Fla routes As of now it looks like only PGD and SAV survive, everything else is gone. I imagine much of it is only seasonal cuts, although these seem deep. G4 normally shrinks into a ball in September, they only ran CLE-SAV/SRQ last Septe...Jump to post
Ironic is today's Pittsburgh is a great urban weekend destination, and there is plenty of water skiing happening on the rivers too. But not when TWA was flying Connies around. Funny thing is this same image was also used for Honolulu. Much more fitting: https://i.etsystatic.com/8348439/r/il/e3c79c/6...Jump to post
Here's some pics from LBE today. NK is getting these ready to enter service again and were relocated from the closed runway to the main ramp. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50038746397_4f6c8ea7a8_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50037938563_7e773b67d5_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.co...Jump to post
May numbers are out. Total passengers down 89.4% for the month and down 50.7% ytd.
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf
The 2019 Annual Report has been posted as well:
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf
" Anchorage, Pittsburgh Airports partner to boost air cargo operations " https://ajot.com/news/anchorage-pittsburgh-airports-partner-to-boost-air-cargo-operations Found this interesting: " The agreement will allow both airports to work together to find innovation solutions for moving ...Jump to post
In the case of a PHL-HNL route with an A321XLR you still have over 400nm to work with. Using your example of a B739ER and blocking off seats, the fact that they continue do it answers your question about practicality in that scenario. 1) This happened three winters ago. Over the last two winters, t...Jump to post
ETOPS 180 requires an additional 10% more fuel. The OGG-LAS flight was determined to be about as far as HA can comfortably operate their 321's & that's with a 4;30 am arrival & a 6 am departure at LAS. Unless it has changed ETOPS reserves are the greater of standard reserves or Critical Poi...Jump to post
These numbers are the best of circumstances. The 737-900ER should theoretically have no trouble on LAX-HNL, but they are often restricted in the winter...I've seen up to 40 seats blocked. So, again, is it practical? In the case of a PHL-HNL route with an A321XLR you still have over 400nm to work wi...Jump to post
I'm not completely up to speed on this, but can the XLR operate from the East Coast to HI? With normal alternates / ETOPS alternates? When they start routing aircraft down south of Memphis or up north of Duluth because of a massive cold front of thunderstorms in the Midwest? When there's a "No...Jump to post
I think the best thing HA could do is get some A321XLRs. WN is the biggest new threat HA has faced in years and one way to meet that threat is to offer something WN can't - nonstop service deeper in to the Lower 48. HA seemed to do well with JFK and BOS. Perhaps something like 4x weekly to PHL and I...Jump to post
" Up in the air: Condor's Frankfurt flight grounded by COVID-19, future uncertain " https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/06/10/Condor-Airlines-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Frankfurt-Germany/stories/202006100058 I did find this encouraging: " But the airline added...Jump to post
Hidden in the Seattle Times article: " UPS took the 747-8 jumbo jet order that was previously ordered by Volga and is set for delivery soon. However, it also canceled one of its previous orders for the same plane that was scheduled for later delivery, so the net impact is still one order lost t...Jump to post
CaptainObvious1 wrote:Not to point out the obvious...
... it is in the article which is at the beginning of the thread.
How on Earth is is possible to rank the busiest airports in the world for May when we are only 5 days in to June? It takes most airports a few months to publish their numbers. ANC had almost 1,000 operations in a SINGLE DAY in April, far outpacing many airports listed above and is only getting busie...Jump to post