The Department of Transport has denied FKL's and HGR's appeals against losing Essential Air Service status. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2006-25228-0092 In regards to HGR, the DOT essentially said "we don't believe that you're now in accordance with the 10-enplanements cap. An...Jump to post
The August 2019 stats are out and passenger numbers are down for the second month in a row. https://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/August-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US Domestic passenger numbers went up by 1%, but international passengers decreased by ...Jump to post
Per Seth Miller on Twitter, Franklin/Oil City and Hagerstown are being dropped from the EAS program effective October 18th. https://twitter.com/wandrme/status/1166008151461810179?s=21 Southern currently serves both towns from PIT, as well as HGR-BWI. Confirmed here: https://www.regulations.gov/docu...Jump to post
AA700 SFO-PHL and AA1781 DEN-PHL were holding east of PIT and are now diverting away to the north west. Might be heading to CLE?
NK202 DFW-BWI looks to be diverting to PIT.
I had a look at Google Flights to see if there'd been any changes. I saw that AA has once again extended mainline service on the PIT-LGA and PIT-DCA routes, with E190 flights operating up until 11/1 and 11/2 respectively. I did a search for PIT-SJU and... nothing. Google doesn't have anything, and G...Jump to post
I pulled up the scheduled service table from September 2018. Here are all the American flights that were on it, and how September 2019 compares in parentheses. The Mon-Fri number is the total number of weekday flights in one week, the total number is all flights over four weeks: ⋅ BOS: Mon...Jump to post
AA's mainline service to LGA and DCA was recently extended through to Oct 2nd, so all of September is now covered. LGA-PIT has one flight with an E190, while DCA-PIT has two. Neither airport had any mainline service at all during 2018. That's definitely a capacity boost.Jump to post
-With a 94% LF on F9, look for them to drop that route for next year. :lol: Right! Being serious, I think F9 should up this route too. On another note, lack of flights to PBI is one of the more frequent complaints I've seen lately from Pittsburgh travelers online. PIT-PBI just can't get a break. WN...Jump to post
I had a look through the Via Air thread and read about the many flight cancellations. It's really not looking good for the airline. I decided to see if any of the flights out of PIT were still scheduled on their website. BHM is apparently still running and BDL is still supposed to start on July 22. ...Jump to post
Just a side note, the previous yearly population estimates for Pittsburgh get adjusted each time they bring out a new estimate (why they do this, I have no idea). With the exception of 2011, each year since the 2010 census has had an upward revision in the 2017 estimates: 2012 estimate: 306,211 - 20...Jump to post
March 2019 passenger numbers are out, a 1.6% increase from last year. Domestic is up by 2%, while international is down by 14.8%. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/March-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US I'm pleasantly suprised, I was worried that pass...Jump to post
Some bad news dropped today that could affect 9X out of PIT. The DOT put out an order that tentatively terminates the EAS eligibility of some airports. Those affected include FKL, HGR and MGW. Order can be found here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2002-11450-0148 In order to be elig...Jump to post
Boutique Air has been tentatively awarded the EAS contract at MSS after the shenanigans with SkyWest. However, they will only fly to BOS, with no service to BWI or PIT.
In other EAS-related news, the contracts for HGR and LNS expire at the end of the month and they still haven't been renewed yet.
Looks like Skywest scuttled their plans for EAS service at MSS. Perhaps this opens the door again for Boutique Air? IIRC they proposed two routes, one of which was PIT-MSS. Yup, Boutique proposed three different options out of MSS: BOS by itself, BOS and BWI, and BOS and PIT. PIT would have receive...Jump to post
Really strong winds in the region today. I went to see some of the landings today, and had to battle the wind gusts just to stay on my feet.
UA3535 EWR-CLE (E175) was diverted to PIT, and UA4293 IAH-PIT (ERJ-145) aborted its first landing attempt, but succeeded second time around.
Some BTS data for Nov '18 got released today. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=PIT&carrier=FACTS A couple of interesting things: ⋅ PHL, formerly the #1 destination from PIT, has now dropped out of the top 10 destinations altogether ⋅ FLL has entered...Jump to post
The EAS contracts for HGR and LNS are up for renewal by the end of March. So far, Southern and Boutique have submitted proposals at both airports, but no decision has been made yet.
If Southern lose out to Boutique, it could free up some of their aircraft for more non-EAS routes.
I had a look at Southern's site, PIT-MTD flights appear as early as tomorrow, even though they can't be booked. In fact, none of the flights are bookable. I guess Southern is still tweaking things? Preliminary schedule: Sun 9X1794: Dep PIT 16:05, Arr MDT 17:25 9X1795: Dep MDT 17:45, Arr PIT 19:05 Mo...Jump to post
PIT and CHS are BA's newest additions in the USA, both starting service to LHR later this year. I'd say both are second tier cities.Jump to post
Via Air has removed Pittsburgh from their route map. It seems they updated the route map too soon. Not that it means anything at all given the website, but Via Air has also disappeared from PIT’s Wikipedia page Given that we didn't have any start dates, it shouldn't have been on PIT's wiki page to ...Jump to post
As much as it's great to hear about new airlines and destinations coming to PIT, I'm worried VC is going to be OneJet 2.0. They just recently added CAE less than two weeks ago, and it looks like they're adding PIT, MEM, BHM and RDU all at once. I feel like they're expanding too rapidly. They also ha...Jump to post
My predictions for 2019: AA drops JFK and RDU completely, with DL commencing service to the latter DL also adds BDL to replace the service lost after J1's collapse WN adds MCI after J1's exit from the market 4B expands its presence at PIT, adding MSS and taking HGR away from 9X G4 adds AZA and AVL O...Jump to post
Call me crazy, but Wow might be able to make PIT work profitably with the A-320... Without service to CLE and DTW, we (PIT) capture that audience again, and we might be a good catchment point for them. I don't see why not (assuming WOW remains solvent). Summertime load factors were about 90% using ...Jump to post
November's passenger traffic numbers were released. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/passenger-traffic-up-more-than-five-percent-at-(1) 2018's year-to-date figure is 8,887,108, which is up 7.80% from 2017's year-to-date figure of 8,243,941. Nov 2018 had 821,583 passengers pass thr...Jump to post
From today's OAG thread, in April: ⋅ DFW-PIT AA drops from 5x to 4x daily, matching last year's service ⋅ ORD-PIT AA increases from 6x to 7x daily flights, two flights more than last year ⋅ JFK-PIT AA loses all service for the month, but returns to 1x daily in May I'm n...Jump to post
Meanwhile, Condor will be starting their 3rd year of operation from PIT in 2019, subsidy-free. Not true according to media. $500,000 to Condor for seasonal Germany service https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14102853-74/airline-investments-off-limits-to-allegheny-county-airport-authority-board Fro...Jump to post
Biggest issues with that article: ⋅ Doesn't mention that Delta's PIT-CDG route ran for several years after the initial subsidy period. ⋅ The article only focuses on WOW's deal with Icelandair falling through and ignores the ongoing talks with Indigo Partners. Meanwhile, Condor wi...Jump to post
UA is swapping mainline back and forth between IAD and IAH over the next few months: ⋅ From Dec 19th to Jan 7th, IAD has daily A320 service, then from Jan 8th it alternates between the A319 (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri), A320 (Sat), B737-700 (Tue) and B737-900 (Sun) from Jan 8th until mainline serv...Jump to post