Yet it somehow works in Switzerland…and parts of China that are very mountainous. Don’t disagree with your point flaps but our infrastructure is so severely lagging. I lived in Switzerland. The system works very well. The Alps are far more challenging than Pittsburgh's hills. All the nay-sayers sou...Jump to post
WW is coming back. First route is KEF-IAD.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... ik-route-/
Curious about LSG SkyChefs at PIT. I believe this is the only deep-frown manufacturing facility for them in the US, servicing the US, Caribbean, and South American markets. Supposedly this site also produces sandwiches for 7-Eleven stores. Any idea how this business is doing? Any expansion plans?Jump to post
Hello everyone longtime lurker here. I've been trying (and having little luck) to find info on how much the current airside terminal will be updated/renovated alongside the new landside terminal. Has there been any specific quotes or anything written up regarding this part of the terminal moderniza...Jump to post
Maybe not really news worthy, but PIT apparently is receiving another state grant of $2M to prep the innovation campus site for development: https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/08/29/2-million-state-grant-to-help-fuel-airport-innovation-campus/stories/201908290076 I guess the onl...Jump to post
Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit is going on in Las Vegas. You can follow it here live:
https://airwaysmag.com/industry/boyd-gr ... st-summit/
Upcoming BA pilots strike.
https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/in ... nformation
Article in USAToday on WN dropping 20 non-stop destinations in January.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/a ... 049341001/
DY dropping all TATL routes, citing MAX grounding. Won't seem them start here in the near future.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... ic-routes/
Don't know if this was mentioned before, but today's Blue Sky article on diversions into PIT mention Emirates ...."In fact, Emirates recently designated PIT as one if its primary diversion airports in the U.S., and other airlines are making similar inquiries." Which leads to this question:...Jump to post
Speaking of regional partners, this from Routesonline this morning: "Delta shakes up regional partnerships Delta Air Lines is understood to be reducing its airline partners from five to three. It will end its Delta Connection regional partnerships with GoJet Airlines and Compass Airlines. This ...Jump to post
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". If the later, then that's another plus for local O&D. Also, another two large companies will have Pittsbur...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
If the resurrected WW could just concentrate on the northeast and upper midwest of the US with the A321NEO, they should do well. Expand much later after the business is well-established. I would expect PIT is on the shortlist of cities given the performance here. Good idea to add cargo flights too i...Jump to post
Regarding potential EI service in 2020, here's a status of their current expansion. 2020 might be optimistic.
From today’s Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh International Airport has logged a big win in its efforts in shipping and logistics, with a growing international freight forwarder naming the airport as a cargo distribution center via Qatar Airways Cargo's existing service to Pittsburgh. EFL is bas...Jump to post
Here's the RoutesOnline posting of DE using A330-200 aircraft next summer, 29 May through 02 October.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-changes/
Today, BA flew in G-ZBJA. Whilst looking at its recent flight history, I notices some interesting departure times from the US and Canada. Looking at the middle market cities it serves in NA, arrival times into LHR are interesting. I looked at 7 NA cities. I included BWI....not a middle market but so...Jump to post
"DSV Air & Sea continues global expansion with Pittsburgh location" https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/dsv-air-sea-continues-global-expansion-with-pittsburgh-location/ With 35 other sites in the US this in no way means PIT will become some sort of gateway for them. However I've said f...Jump to post
Here's an update on where DL is putting the A220. The schedule has been accelerated a bit.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... gust-2019/
Lots of changes for PIT in the OAG thread: - UA drops back down to 2x daily to DEN in August - NK is adding a second flight to FLL in October that runs on certain days. Edit: Looks like it runs on Mon/Fri only. Morning departure from FLL, early afternoon arrival into PIT on an A319, then immediatel...Jump to post
Picking up on the earlier EI comment. This from godsavethepoints.com: "By 2023, Aer Lingus will jump from 17 aircraft operating across the atlantic to 30. That may be the most aggressive transatlantic expansion of any major airline. Aer Lingus will acquire 14 Airbus A321LR single aisle aircraft...Jump to post
flyPIT wrote:May passengers are up 4.1%
https://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattach ... lang=en-US
That’s a bit better than I expected. Cargo also up a good 10%
That was one of the 171st’s KC-135s. They almost always use the STEEL callsign for local sorties. You can track them on OpenADSB, though sometimes they may not show up. FWIW the 911th uses PITT as their callsign. Never knew about openADSB. Interesting site plus global ads-B exchange. Need one of th...Jump to post
Delta28L wrote:ConcourseZ wrote:Never saw this before. FlightAware had Steel 73 on their arrival list with their flight route (local training) but did not show the aircraft on the tracking map.
Where did it originate and what type of plane was it?
Interesting how BA schedules the 788 for the PIT-LHR route. Here's the history for today's BA 171, tail G-ZBJC.
Runway28L wrote:flyPIT wrote:
And an Omni Air B763 inbound from SNN.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE3 ... /EINN/KPIT
Frontier's schedule extension is out. PIT-DEN/PBI have been completely axed. However, PIT-MCO is making a return... Sun/Tue/Thu on an A321. Can't figure out what this airline's MO is. Do they just constantly move aircraft around to routes most profitable at the moment then move out of those markets...Jump to post
Once again... another military charter. A National B752 from March ARB, California. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/N8316 They just keep on comin’ The 911th has four of their 8 C-17s on station. Can't remember where the other four are operating from atm. This could be ferrying crews to/f...Jump to post
DL affiliate Compass Air starting OMA - LAX service in November using E175. Might DL want to have a go with PIT-LAX? Maybe an A220? DL may soon be the dominant carrier at LAX.