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by flyPIT
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Looks like Qatar Airways Cargo re-launched DOH-PIT, in addition to their 2x weekly SIN-NGO-PIT. This is the second nonstop DOH-PIT in as many weeks: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QTR8874 Not sure if it's related to Unique Logistics. Should be a Hawaiian Airlines A332 (NFL charter) on the groun...

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by flyPIT
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Those WN LFs are pretty solid.... yet It's amazing (although not surprising anymore) how little confidence airlines continue to have in our weakened market compared to similar cities. For example PIT-HOU had over 96% load factor... but will remain 1x weekly until Jan then dropped altogether. The 1x ...

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by flyPIT
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

pgh234 wrote:
flyPIT wrote:
DL's PIT-ATL is now all B757.

NK's PIT-LAX is now finally back to daily. CUN however dropped back to 1x weekly.


The 757s are just a placeholder schedule.


Today’s schedule is a placeholder schedule?

That doesn’t even make sense. 757s are also showing on the ATC flight trackers.

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by flyPIT
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

DL's PIT-ATL is now all B757.

NK's PIT-LAX is now finally back to daily. CUN however dropped back to 1x weekly.

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by flyPIT
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH ... /PANC/KPIT
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A couple more Ethiopian B777s over the past few days, originating in Hanoi via ANC.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH ... /PANC/KPIT

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by flyPIT
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 166_1.html
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Maybe SpiceXpress doubling up on China routes (redistributing their assets) is why they exited PIT? Or they already ran their 40 flights to PIT?

https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 166_1.html

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

I too am bummed PD at PIT did not work out. A great product to a great destination. A bit symbolic too… they were the first success (and failure) of the Cassotis era. Q400s simply proved to be too big for the market. For that reason I don’t have much faith in this startup adding PIT. Is SpiceXpress ...

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by flyPIT
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf
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The ACAA posted their 2020 annual report. No surprises but here it is:
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Some G4 updates... Austin and Destin restart in April... IIRC that is a couple months earlier than this year. Key West returns in Feb and is 2x weekly until the end of the booking window in May and I'm sure it will go beyond that so it's great to see this route do well. However they just announced ...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Some G4 updates... Austin and Destin restart in April... IIRC that is a couple months earlier than this year. Key West returns in Feb and is 2x weekly until the end of the booking window in May and I'm sure it will go beyond that so it's great to see this route do well. However they just announced a...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Breeze is receiving $560,000 to operate their 4 PIT flights. https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2021/08/10/Breeze-Airways-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-incentives-Charleston-Hartford-Providence-Norfolk-British-Airways-Wow-OneJet/stories/202108100062 A couple thoughts on this - The ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

What the Pittsburgh metro area went through was almost singular and unheard of for a city of it's size in the modern era; the only thing that I can even think of as a rough parallel is what Katrina did to New Orleans. It was 40 years ago!!! Want to bring up Katrina? Great, you've just made my point...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

The amount of rationalization here for Pittsburgh's poor performance is impressive! No one said the exodus of the manufacturing base would be reversed "overnight". It's been 40 years!!! What would be acceptable? 60 years? 80? Contrary to some comments Pittsburgh is hardly the only major ci...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

While it's certainly great news the Pittsburgh MSA has gained a slight amount of population when making the 10 year comparison, it is mostly a psychological win to finally see the "+". Don't pop the champagne corks too early... Pittsburgh was still the worst performing MSA in the top 40 wi...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

EuroAtlantic sent another B772 from HAN via ICN yesterday; I assume they will be a weekly addition for SpiceXpress: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MMZ7986/history/20210810/0215Z/RKSI/KPIT The Cleveland.com article is interesting but I'll point out is is a comparison of the past 20 years, not th...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

I do not know if it has been mentioned or not previously but Amazon is adding a daily flight from LAL to PIT starting August 5th. That means Amazon will have two daily cargo flights at PIT (AFW and LAL). Any word on who will be providing the lift? Confirming the answer to my question, it is Sun Cou...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Speaking of SpiceXpress, they operated another CGK-MAA-HEL-PIT.

Makes me wonder if Jakarta is another origin for PIT bound cargo?

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Cathay Pacific Cargo is resuming PIT today, 2x weekly on M and F. I believe these are also the same days QR comes in: https://pennsylvanianewstoday.com/cathay-pacific-returns-to-pittsburgh-with-freight-carrier-specific-logistics-to-strengthen-international-freight-service-to-pit-state/200131/ To sum...

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

psumd80 wrote:
Anyone know the story behind the Hi Fly Malta charters? Vaccine shipments maybe?

They are operating for SpiceXpress of India carrying clothing from Vietnam via various tech stops. I never did read who the shipper was but I assume Unique Logistics, the same company behind the Qatar Airways flights.

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by flyPIT
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

I do not know if it has been mentioned or not previously but Amazon is adding a daily flight from LAL to PIT starting August 5th. That means Amazon will have two daily cargo flights at PIT (AFW and LAL). Any word on who will be providing the lift? You are so demanding! ;) But seriously, it's a star...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Nice to see them land WN on PIT-AUS. That was getting to be a glaring omission as well. Hopefully it sticks. It still is a glaring omission and I would hardly consider PIT-AUS an added route. It is not a full time route. It is not a seasonal route. WN "adding" PIT-AUS is akin to an airlin...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG
Replies: 40
Views: 10984

Re: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG

The accident report will be produced by the HKG authorities but the investigation itself may be delegated to another ICAO State if needed (I'm not suggesting that will be the case here). Also, the State of the aircraft manufacturer and operator has the right to have an investigator on the investigat...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Still utterly perplexed by the complete lack of advertising by Breeze as well as the ACAA hardly promoting MX's destinations. They used to be on top of these things a few years ago. June numbers are now out as well. Total passengers were 624,366, up 219%. Cargo registered an impressive 31.3% increas...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf
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June numbers are now out as well. Total passengers were 624,366, up 219%.
Cargo registered an impressive 31.3% increase and mail an even more impressive 42.5% increase.
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG
Replies: 40
Views: 10984

Re: UPS B748 Engine Fire at HKG

https://avherald.com/img/ups_b748_n624up_hong_kong_20210720_2.jpg Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/1417853324783665154?s=20 Call me over cautious but who would have the nerves to take such a picture while this massive engine is burning in front of you… :scratchchin: Most likely...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

May comparisons: Unemployment rates: Pittsburgh 5.8% Cleveland 5.1% Columbus 4.7% Cincinnati 4.3% Indianapolis 4.3% May Airport stats: CLE 623,305 IND 620,997 PIT 551,046 CVG 547,389 CMH 492,089 May airport comparisons: CLE 13.1% busier IND 12.7% busier As we can see from last month's comparisons (r...

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by flyPIT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

" American Airlines signs new long-term lease for aircraft maintenance base at Pittsburgh International Airport " https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2021/07/20/american-airlines-maintenance-base-pit.html Great news for the airport and region. According to the article JST seems to ...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

SpiceXpress operated CGK-MAA-HEL-PIT on their last flight.... curious as to where they actually picked up cargo. 18-Jul-2021 A343 Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL / EFHK) Pittsburgh Intl (KPIT) 06:00PM EEST 07:38PM EDT 8:38 17-Jul-2021 A343 Chennai Int'l (MAA / VOMM) Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL / EFHK) 08:32PM IST 02:...

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by flyPIT
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

Any intel on how Breeze has been doing at PIT relative to the rest of their network?

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi Airport 40 years old: Rare images from the planning and early years
Replies: 38
Views: 10185

Re: Changi Airport 40 years old: Rare images from the planning and early years

I always thought SIN has one of the best looking ATC towers.
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Here's a cool pic of it under construction:
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by flyPIT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

MohawkWeekend wrote:
flyPIT - is history repeating itself with this new terminal?

I don't think so. Traffic will only grow from here on out (although slowly) on a much more balanced mix of carriers. With the previous terminal traffic never grew by any significant amount while being dominated by one carrier.

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by flyPIT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

https://blueskypit.com/2021/07/02/pit-cargo-adds-another-connection-to-asia/ 40 flights, 2x weekly from Vietnam. That is the same exact footprint that Cathay was to pick up for Unique logistics so it makes me wonder if this is simply a new provider of that lift or if this is something additional. E...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

http://vannevar.blogspot.com/2015/10/pi ... usair.html
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Revelation wrote:
Thanks for posting them!

:checkmark:


This might be of interest as well. It delves in to who really wanted the Midfield terminal more... USAir or the County?
http://vannevar.blogspot.com/2015/10/pi ... usair.html

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

I came across a couple interesting archived articles. This one accompanied the expansion diagram I posted in reply #21: " Is Pittsburgh's airport ready for takeoff? " http://old.post-gazette.com/businessnews/20000528airportbus1.asp I found this an interesting review of some of the issues s...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

It's amazing sometimes what airlines include in a press release. AA is upgauging one PIT-MIA flight (yet again) from E145 to E175 :sarcastic: . Meanwhile at CLE they are adding one more frequency (mainline no less); that's on top of NK's new flight which will be an A321, and that's on top of WN also...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88838

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

You are the one who stipulated the starting point as "when they lost one engine" so I wrote "once you decide the first engine is unusable" to affirm the starting point, and given that is the starting point, what I wrote is correct. No idea why you're bouncing back to the both en...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88838

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

737 QRH section 7.2 ( https://aviaforum.ams3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/data/attachment-files/2013/11/616397_c032fd6493cfbdc1527928147668092a.pdf ) says once you decide the first engine is unusable, you turn the engine's start selector to cutoff, turn the pack that the engine drives to off, then st...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88838

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Re: electrical power: I recall the PNF asked for time to do checklists, and we can be confident that starting the APU is early on these checklists. Consider the 'Miracle on the Hudson', it's one of the first things the FO did. I guess we'll have to wait for the NTSB report for a fuller rendition of...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88838

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Finally, was the Transair 732 ETOPS certified? I guess it wouldn't have made a difference in this flight since the events took place immediately after takeoff and right close by the field. Also,. their flights seem to be fairly short hops. I'm just curious though. While not required, I believe ETOP...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88838

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

You do realize that the first letter in ETOPS is E which stands for Extended. No need for extended operations when the direct distance is 100 miles and there are plenty of airfields in between. Is this in reply to my post (the quote function works well btw)? Read my first paragraph and the quote I ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88838

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Finally, was the Transair 732 ETOPS certified? I guess it wouldn't have made a difference in this flight since the events took place immediately after takeoff and right close by the field. Also,. their flights seem to be fairly short hops. I'm just curious though. While not required, I believe ETOP...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

My previous post about the rare bird at PIT this evening was meant for the main PIT thread. Oh well. Keep in mind that the other big advantage that PIT enjoyed is that it's ATC flow is significantly better and more reliable than any of the Northeast corridor operations were; it doesn't take much in ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HFM ... /RKSI/KPIT
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Hi Fly Malta operated an A340-300 ICN-PIT nonstop:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HFM ... /RKSI/KPIT

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by flyPIT
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

Well, no, again because the location of PIT meant that the range and speed of RJs weren't necessary for it to function effectively as a hub. In the years when US had a stranglehold on smaller markets in the Northeast, they were able to flow enough connecting traffic over the hub that they could fly...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

We got another new destination!!! Melbourne florida with allegiant!!! That should do well. Another potential G4 destination that would do well is Concord, NC, near Charlotte. During Pittsburgh’s mass population exodus of the 80s, 90s, and 00s so many people moved there. The VFR between Pittsburgh a...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

What's missing in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo etc.. is immigration. They used to have thriving immigrant communities, Italian, Irish, German etc.. While New Jersey, New York loose residents each year to other states their populations and economies are still growing because of immigration. In sta...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how big will FedEx get @ IND?
Replies: 12
Views: 2614

Re: Just how big will FedEx get @ IND?

Looks like FedEx could roughly triple the size of their IND hub:

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by flyPIT
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 512
Views: 98652

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2021

" Tasso Katselas, the architect who designed the 29-year-old midfield terminal, part of which will be replaced in the modernization, decried the spending as unnecessary. “To take the best airport in the world and make it mediocre ... it hurts,” he said. " Some people just need to ride off ...

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by flyPIT
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS in the UAE
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

Re: UPS in the UAE

Sunday is a busy day for UPS in the UAE. Ramp space is an issue at DXB therefore SHJ has been getting extra use, especially on Sundays.

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