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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Thu May 21, 2020 7:24 pm

Looks like Condor wiped out their entire N. America network for the summer with the exception of SEA and YYZ. SEA amazingly is still showing daily; I think the strategy is for them to connect the entire western part of the continent through SEA via partner airlines and the eastern part through YYZ. PHX comes back online in the Fall.
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Fri May 22, 2020 1:16 am

April numbers are out. Total passengers are down 94%, there were a total of 2 - *two* - int'l passengers, and operations down 63%.
https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... Report.pdf
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Wed May 27, 2020 6:02 pm

Another National B744F just arrived. This time it originated in PVG. Scheduled to go back to ANC at 1740.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR ... /PANC/KPIT
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Thu May 28, 2020 1:54 am

Is airside access still allowed for non ticketed people? Would love to go airside when I take some family to the airport next week
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Sat May 30, 2020 12:43 am

Yet another National B744 came and went today, this time originating in Wuhan. Currently on its way back westbound via Elmendorf AFB, across town from ANC..
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR ... /PANC/KPIT

Here's pics from the earlier visit this week:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitairpor ... 4492537797
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 5:10 pm

AS is switching the BWI Flagstop to CHS, starting June 8th.

AS CHS-PIT JUN 0>0.2[0]
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 6:00 pm

It appears that WN will not bring back its seasonal PIT-MSY service this winter.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest ... -schedule/
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:50 pm

krod031 wrote:
AS is switching the BWI Flagstop to CHS, starting June 8th.

AS CHS-PIT JUN 0>0.2[0]


Interesting, I wonder why. I also wonder if there might be more demand on that route than PIT-BWI.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:05 pm

Not sure. It could do better being Allegiant is only flying it 2x weekly...
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:23 pm

Tweaking to capture potential leisure traffic? That would be smart. Any other AS schedule changes that are similar with another pair of cities?
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:52 pm

United updated their July schedules. Using Fri July 17 as a sample:

ORD 3x daily E170/175
DEN 1x daily A320
IAH 2x daily E175
EWR 3x daily E175
IAD 2x daily E170
SFO remains zeroed out.



"Facing headwinds? Change in airport’s credit outlook could complicate plans for $1.1B modernization"

However I think this is key:

"The authority took the downgrade in the outlook in stride, saying it really changed nothing at this point. The airport’s credit rating, at A-minus, was not affected.

“We have flexibility to go to the bond market when it’s most advantageous. At that time, we would seek a new rating from agencies before going to the market. Currently, the authority is carrying no bond debt that would be affected by any rating outlook change now,” spokesman Bob Kerlik said.

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/d ... 2006050081

Like I said months ago hopefully they take this opportunity to re-address some of the more recent design changes such as the cheap cladding on the side. For $+1.1 billion this building should be aesthetically stunning from every angle, even if it means a two year delay for things to get back to normal.


On that note, Luis Vidal finally put this project on his website.
https://www.luisvidal.com/en/projects/t ... al-airport

These appear to be older renderings based on some of the features such as the position of the garage. Nonetheless I have never seen these specific ones. Gotta love how Southwest is there like usual on A, then you see liveries from Air France, SWISS, Etihad, and Emirates :P
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:41 am

JetBlue will be moving PIT-BOS entirely to A320 equipment effective July 1st. The route will also go from 4x weekly to 2x daily.

The 911th Airlift Wing's new two-bay hangar finally opened on Thursday.
https://www.pittsburgh.afrc.af.mil/News ... -business/
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:20 pm

Taking a look at Alaska, and was expecting the CHS Tag on to be extended another week (Like they did with BWI), and it still ends next week. Interesting they would change the tag-on flight to a new city and only run it for a week.

Also, the 2x Daily pushed back to an 8/1 start.
 
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:36 pm

"Up in the air: Condor's Frankfurt flight grounded by COVID-19, future uncertain"
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/d ... 2006100058

I did find this encouraging:
"But the airline added, “Pittsburgh is an important part of our U.S. portfolio, so we are keen to continue our service next summer.”"
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Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:01 am

Some shots I took of the parked AA aircraft a few weeks ago. They were down to 46 from around 90 initially parked at PIT.

https://www.tarmacphotos.com/AA-PIT/
 
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Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:16 am

tarmacphotos wrote:
Some shots I took of the parked AA aircraft a few weeks ago. They were down to 46 from around 90 initially parked at PIT.

https://www.tarmacphotos.com/AA-PIT/

Passed the 28 L and C threshold areas yesterday. Looks like some more planes have left the taxiway parking area. Relocated to other areas or are they back in service?
 
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Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:28 am

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Passed the 28 L and C threshold areas yesterday. Looks like some more planes have left the taxiway parking area. Relocated to other areas or are they back in service?


Many are back in service. The rest should be back in service in July if not sooner.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:57 pm

JetBlue is restarting PIT-FLL and adding PIT-PBI

They start October 1st and they will both be daily with the A320

http://blueir.investproductions.com/inv ... -143034427

They also launched a number of other routes.
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:54 pm

Well that's some great, unexpected news. Would love to see JetBlue make some more aggressive moves while the US3 are pulled back.
 
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Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:02 pm

"Anchorage, Pittsburgh Airports partner to boost air cargo operations"
https://ajot.com/news/anchorage-pittsbu ... operations

Found this interesting:
"The agreement will allow both airports to work together to find innovation solutions for moving airfreight faster and more efficiently by exchanging information in airport management; exploring alliances between air cargo industries; seeking cooperative marketing opportunities; and exploring passenger service from Asia.
Ultimately, airport officials hope to expand the air cargo supply chain network in North America by establishing cargo service between Pittsburgh International and Anchorage International.
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dabpit wrote:
JetBlue is restarting PIT-FLL and adding PIT-PBI

They start October 1st and they will both be daily with the A320

http://blueir.investproductions.com/inv ... -143034427

They also launched a number of other routes.
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Great news! PBI sure is a surprise. I would have thought a return of JFK since the return of AA/DL's JFK service keeps getting pushed back.

IMHO FLL never should have been cancelled given the decent loads but I hope PBI works out well for them.
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:54 pm

The flights were loaded into the system, and im somewhat shocked at the departure times for both.

PBI: 1555 departure. I figured this would be a 0900 or 1000 departure.

FLL: 1500 departure. I really thought they would go around 0600-0700 to lure cruise traffic as well as international connections. (Hopefully there are cruises come of October. (hopefully so, im booked on 2! Lol)).
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:08 pm

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JetBlue will be moving PIT-BOS entirely to A320 equipment effective July 1st. The route will also go from 4x weekly to 2x daily.


While the A320 is showing up on this route on jetBlue's site, they're only showing a single daily frequency for July. Once I hit August, it shows the old 5-daily E190s which I assume is going to reduce with the next extension.

Where'd you see the 2x daily service? Maybe it was a hiccup that instead became the FLL and PBI service.
 
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:40 pm

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
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:40 pm

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.

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:04 pm

WOW Air is back (wowair.com). Right now, they are flying cargo from their US cargo hub in Martinsburg, WV. Interesting
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:33 pm

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WOW Air is back (wowair.com). Right now, they are flying cargo from their US cargo hub in Martinsburg, WV. Interesting


With what equipment? Do they even know?
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:08 pm

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WOW Air is back (wowair.com). Right now, they are flying cargo from their US cargo hub in Martinsburg, WV. Interesting


With what equipment? Do they even know?

The web site shows the former fleet. Last I read, they were going to lease the A-321.
 
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:08 pm

ConcourseZ wrote:
DeltaRules wrote:
ConcourseZ wrote:
WOW Air is back (wowair.com). Right now, they are flying cargo from their US cargo hub in Martinsburg, WV. Interesting


With what equipment? Do they even know?

The web site shows the former fleet. Last I read, they were going to lease the A-321.


Hear are the full details. The rebirth effort is being lead by the very colorful character Michele Ballarin. Based on their plans, it seems to be a little all over the place. They are talking about being ultra low cost, but also Michelin star food, premium Icelandic water, and free lounge access. The whole thing sounds like a pipe dream. I don't see them being successful long term.

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Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:50 am

The drugs must have been wonderful at the TWA offices back in the day:

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Art print available on ebay.
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:41 pm

Competitive response to B6 re-entering PIT-FLL by NK. From the OAG thread:
NK FLL-PIT DEC 1.5>3[2.0] JAN 0>3[2]

Also, MCO going 4x daily. NK never had this kind of frequency from PIT on a single route.
NK MCO-PIT DEC 1.9>4[1.0] JAN 0>4[1.8]
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Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:54 pm

I feel like this is more an establishment of the fact that Spirit isn't yielding the route entirely. jetBlue and Spirit serve different largely clientele and they should theoretically coexist.
 
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Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:09 pm

flyPIT wrote:
Competitive response to B6 re-entering PIT-FLL by NK. From the OAG thread:
NK FLL-PIT DEC 1.5>3[2.0] JAN 0>3[2]

Also, MCO going 4x daily. NK never had this kind of frequency from PIT on a single route.
NK MCO-PIT DEC 1.9>4[1.0] JAN 0>4[1.8]


Plus SWA and Allegiant on the Orlando route during the winter. PIT-Orlando is going to be a bloodbath this winter
 
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:53 am

I bet the bosses who approved that ad had at least 3 martini's for lunch that day. I can see'em saying "it made sense at the time..."
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    Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:52 am

    I mean, technically you *could* water ski on the rivers if you wanted to and had no regard for your health.
     
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    Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:23 am

    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:

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    Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:16 pm

    Pittsburgh Business Times reporting that UA has filed a WARN letter with the state. They will cut 66 jobs at PIT and 100 jobs at PHL beginning 01 October.
     
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    Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:00 pm

    Forgive me if i missed this, but I saw a post regarding Miami Air folded. Do we know who is going to fly the Penguins to Toronto?
     
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    Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:07 pm

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    Forgive me if i missed this, but I saw a post regarding Miami Air folded. Do we know who is going to fly the Penguins to Toronto?

    This is me just completely guessing here, but I'd say Air Canada Jetz probably has the best shot, given the fact that there are numerous other NHL teams that utilize them as their normal charter. Plus I'd assume the Canadian government would rather have a Canadian crew operate the flight.

    If I'm completely wrong there, iAero (Swift Air's dumb new name) would be my next guess
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    Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:15 pm

    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://www.tribdem.com/news/4-carriers ... fa326.html

    I'm not sure how viable Skywest's proposal is. A CRJ is a lot of seats to fill and with only 12 flights a week split beyween two destinations the schedule would suck for business travel. Last time JST had United Express service (Colgan to IAD) on such a weak frequency the service was not supported. Boutique Air has been very good to JST by operating more (weekend) flights than required, increasing ridership, and opening a maintenance base there. I hope JST officials don't make a stupid decision.
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    Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:45 pm

    UA 787-9 ZRH-IAD diverting to PIT.

    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/UA53
     
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    Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:07 pm

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    Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:45 pm

    So its starting to look more and more possible that we could see B6 flying PIT-LGA or PIT-JFK quite soon. Now that B6/AA have an interline codeshare/frequent flyer agreement. AA seems pretty deadset on stepping back from NYC and giving more over to B6.

    Aviation Journalist Seth Miller had an even more interesting tid bit from the AA earnings call yesterday. Saying they will "arrange a number of slot moves at JFK and LGA between the two (B6/AA), along with removing 50-seat jets from the NYC market." That sounds alot like B6 would then take over something like the PIT-LGA route. Although I'd be more in favor of B6 bringing back PIT-JFK instead, because you could now connect on to an international AA flight on the same ticket and frequent flyer number.

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    Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:24 pm

    June numbers are out. Total passengers are down 78.2% for the month and 56% YTD.
    https://flypittsburgh.com/wp-content/up ... ort-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 compares to a 20% drop at VNY (Van Nuys, Los Angeles) and 70% drop at TEB (Teterboro, NY/NJ).

    Available seats at PIT in June are down 66.3%. This compares favorably to RDU (down 79%), CLE (down 71%), and CVG (down 70%)
    https://www.post-gazette.com/business/d ... 2007170112

    "In June, Southwest Airlines was responsible for 36.4% of the passenger volume at Pittsburgh International, followed by American Airlines at 26.4% and Allegiant at 13.4%. Spirit had 4.9% of total traffic volume, smaller than Delta Airlines' 8.6% and United Airlines' 5.9% in June."
    https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/ ... burgh.html




    pitbosflyer wrote:
    So its starting to look more and more possible that we could see B6 flying PIT-LGA or PIT-JFK quite soon. Now that B6/AA have an interline codeshare/frequent flyer agreement. AA seems pretty deadset on stepping back from NYC and giving more over to B6.

    Aviation Journalist Seth Miller had an even more interesting tid bit from the AA earnings call yesterday. Saying they will "arrange a number of slot moves at JFK and LGA between the two (B6/AA), along with removing 50-seat jets from the NYC market." That sounds alot like B6 would then take over something like the PIT-LGA route. Although I'd be more in favor of B6 bringing back PIT-JFK instead, because you could now connect on to an international AA flight on the same ticket and frequent flyer number.

    Source: https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1286289346669285377

    But you can already do that with AA. AA already serves PIT-JFK 1-2x daily (pre-Covid) and they still have the elusive 4x daily loaded.

    I think too much is being made of the possibility of int'l connections at JFK via a B6/AA tie up. I can't think of a worse connection in the entire northeast than flying in to T5 at JFK, having to leave the terminal entirely, get on the AirTrain, get off at T8 and have to redo the TSA process. No thanks, give me a same terminal connection at PHL or EWR any day over that nightmare scenario. Better yet just give me back the nonstop to LHR.

    Having said that, I'd love to see B6 re-enter PIT-JFK. I'd have to think that it is one of their top routes under consideration from JFK.
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    Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:48 pm

    flyPIT wrote:
    pitbosflyer wrote:
    So its starting to look more and more possible that we could see B6 flying PIT-LGA or PIT-JFK quite soon. Now that B6/AA have an interline codeshare/frequent flyer agreement. AA seems pretty deadset on stepping back from NYC and giving more over to B6.

    Aviation Journalist Seth Miller had an even more interesting tid bit from the AA earnings call yesterday. Saying they will "arrange a number of slot moves at JFK and LGA between the two (B6/AA), along with removing 50-seat jets from the NYC market." That sounds alot like B6 would then take over something like the PIT-LGA route. Although I'd be more in favor of B6 bringing back PIT-JFK instead, because you could now connect on to an international AA flight on the same ticket and frequent flyer number.

    Source: https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1286289346669285377

    But you can already do that with AA. AA already serves PIT-JFK 1-2x daily (pre-Covid) and they still have the elusive 4x daily loaded.

    I think too much is being made of the possibility of int'l connections at JFK via a B6/AA tie up. I can't think of a worse connection in the entire northeast than flying in to T5 at JFK, having to leave the terminal entirely, get on the AirTrain, get off at T8 and have to redo the TSA process. No thanks, give me a same terminal connection at PHL or EWR any day over that nightmare scenario. Better yet just give me back the nonstop to LHR.

    Having said that, I'd love to see B6 re-enter PIT-JFK. I'd have to think that it is one of their top routes under consideration from JFK.


    I was speaking more to the upgrade in product. AA was flying ERJ-140's mostly to JFK from PIT pre-Covid with ancient interiors. Much better ride on a B6 E190 with free WIFI and IFE. But I agree the actual connection in practice would be not that enjoyable.
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    Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

    Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:01 pm

    Lemieux wrote:
    krod031 wrote:
    Forgive me if i missed this, but I saw a post regarding Miami Air folded. Do we know who is going to fly the Penguins to Toronto?

    This is me just completely guessing here, but I'd say Air Canada Jetz probably has the best shot, given the fact that there are numerous other NHL teams that utilize them as their normal charter. Plus I'd assume the Canadian government would rather have a Canadian crew operate the flight.

    If I'm completely wrong there, iAero (Swift Air's dumb new name) would be my next guess

    Looks like they are now on Swift Air.

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ2009
     
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    Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:01 pm

    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 marketing and communication strategies to support our initiatives, including growing air service and passenger traffic, maximizing revenue and developing real estate.”

    Financials were not disclosed.

    According to the RFP, the agency will be tasked with advancing Pittsburgh International’s position among international, national and local target audiences “to grow passenger traffic, revenues, air service and awareness in key industry leadership through strategic planning, branding, marketing, growing nonaeronautical revenue, strategic media planning, buying, placement and reporting and extension of staff.”
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    USAir707
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    Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:24 am

    What happened to PIT-JFK service? I am looking at some flights to Europe and they have me on DL from PIT-LGA then I need to make my way from LGA to JFK to continue onward.... When can we expect JFK service to resume, and why was it stopped?
     
    USPIT10L
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    Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:59 pm

    No one is flying to NYC enough to justify the service. Also, with all the restrictions being placed on international travel, no one needs the connection flows unless you're flying home. UA's EWR loads are abysmal. Even AA has completely dropped PITNYC at the moment. I'm sure DL's loads to LGA are just as bad.
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    AaronPGH
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    Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

    Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:25 pm

    Where is anyone going to go in Europe right now or for the forseaable future? US infections are still practically unchecked and climbing. We are probably a year away from being let back into the vast majority of Europe (and vice versa)
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