One more thing about the TMP... a couple months ago there was uncertainty about the terminal's glass wall sides and if it was replaced by some sort of gray cladding. The rendering was not very clear ("could it be the roof's shadow?"). But it is very clear in the updated rendering, and very ugly:
Not a fan of the triple deck roadway either as it takes away from the architectural appeal of the front of the building. What a change from the initial plan of a wide single level roadway common at large European roadways.
Did PIT ever have LH service going back to those days, I can’t remember.
The closest Pittsburgh ever was to landing LH service was in the late '90s or early '00s for a flight to MUC. US was in *A with LH and already served PIT-FRA. There were 3 finalists for a new LH route to MUC, the other two being MCO and CLT. PIT lost out and the other two eventually received LH service.
There's an archived article on this, I'll try to find it later, but IIRC LH believed there was not enough business demand from PIT. The fact they stated this about a hub to bub route is telling.
I think perhaps too much is being made about the loss of LH connections for DE. I'd like to know how many people actually took advantage of the LH interline. Most of Pittsburgh's German business connections are in Cologne, which is a train ride from FRA.
In other news, has anyone heard anything interesting from this "State of the Airport" meeting? I did find this quote rather ironic, from the BlueSky site:
"If you had said five years ago, ‘You’re going to be building a new terminal, breaking ground on a world-leading additive manufacturing campus, and building a microgrid,’ I would have said, ‘Are you kidding? We’re just trying to bring in more airline service,’” she said
Considering what a horrible year 2019 was for new air service announcements ... only one new destination was announced amid some high profile losses... perhaps "trying to bring in more airline service
" is exactly what Ms. Cassotis should be getting back to instead of worrying about micro grids, Nellie Bly statues, or the third incarnation of an industrial park which has yet to see anything built! Air service development was why she was brought in. Perhaps it's time to get back to basics.
Pittsburgh will be hosting a pre-G7 summit later this month. Perhaps we will see some interesting VIP movements.https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/g-7-foreign-ministers-meeting-in-pittsburgh-later-this-month/