Search found 100 matches

  • 1
  • 2
by ConcourseZ
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Nov numbers are in. Nov up 10.7%, YTD up 7.7%, int'l YTD up 22.6%. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/November-2017-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US Preliminary data is out for Dec. Dec up 13% and 2017 total up 8.2% just missing the 9 million mark. http://...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Amazon claims they want to be in the east yet Los Angeles is on the list. Yes, decoys. Making a bit of a game of this. Trying not to tip which way they may be leaning. This is a huge PR exercise as well. Keeps this in the news for a while. My opinion is within the list there are only five viable con...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Hi Everyone. Been reading for years. But first time posting. Looks like the Pittsburgh region made it to the top 20 cities Amazon is considering. http://wtae.com/article/amazon-narrows-list-of-cities-for-second-hq-to-20-including-pittsburgh/15384723?src=app While this is an Airlines Forum. It it ma...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... arch-2018/
-->

D8 ending HFD-EDI service in March. Frees up a 737 MAX 8 aircraft for another TATL route?
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... arch-2018/

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Article in BusinessWeek yesterday. The Keflavik airport will spend $1-billion to increase capacity. They have had a ten-fold increase in traffic over the past nine years. Expect 10-million people this year. Having been to Keflavik, they need a major capacity boost ASAP.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

July '17 int'l stats are available; here were PIT's Trans-Atlantic loads: PIT-CDG 63% PIT-FRA 86% PIT-KEF 74% CDG-PIT 90% FRA-PIT 95% KEF-PIT 80% Couple points: - I was tracking loads over the summer and noticed PIT-CDG loads fell off a cliff for July, as we see here. But it was a similar story at ...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Runway28L wrote:
DL appears to be adding a 3rd daily BOS flight in June per OAG, so they're back to where they were on this route in 2011 in terms of frequency.

This is on top of B6 upgrading their nightly arrival/morning departure to an A320.

Did not know about the A320. Nice to see that addition.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

GTI8624, a 744-400 from Jacksonville, just landed, perhaps carrying the Jacksonville Jaguars team?

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I still questions the logic of two Icelandic airlines serving CLE. I would think if another carrier comes in flying to continental Europe, both would not survive.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

Interesting, that ICE today announced non-stop flights to MCI.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

An Emerites A380 from Dubai landed at PIT this evening.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 11733

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

If Amazon's HQ2 comes to Pittsburgh, then flight schedules and airlines will be in flux for some years as Amazon grows and associated companies set up operations in Pittsburgh to support Amazon. Since DL started PIT - BOS service, I could see DL taking on the PIT - LAX, connecting two hubs and bypas...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Runway28L wrote:
UA is going 2x daily PIT-SFO this summer according to the latest OAG.

I can't remember the route ever going more than 1x daily. Definitely a good sign.

UA should go year-round if they feel 2x in summer is needed.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Bloomberg interview with Ms. Cassotis: https://www.msn.com/da-dk/video/other/pittsburgh-international-airport-ceo-plans-for-the-future/vi-BBGgVKc?ocid=sf Just need to take a shot of the typical Nu Yawk-centered mindset....Pittsburgh a declining steel town. The interviewer, and/or the staff, need to...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

With new/expanded flights to YUL/YYZ, won't there be better int'l flight opportunities by voiding the east coast congestion?

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Using the logic presented by the researcher, BWI, IAD, and DCA should all be shut down and build one mega airport. They are all closer together than PIT-CLE. Not going to happen. On technical merit, makes sense. When you consider all of the other variables, dumb idea.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

There are rumored to be deals pending regarding the QR flight. Kind of but not exactly a "build it and they will come" type scenario. An existing service had to be in place in order to bring these to fruition as opposed to the business bringing the flight. Not the typical way things work ...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

1:30pm air service press conference: https://www.facebook.com/PITairport/posts/10156078210448933 It’s a west coast destination that “will help shape the region’s future”. The still pic looks like something from the HQ2 video. http://www.wtae.com/article/airport-officials-making-major-announcement-w...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Regardless of political leanings, one thing I do think PIT has going for it over AUS is the fact that maybe Amazon would like their second HQ to be on (or near) the east coast, without actually being in a market like NY or BOS. At the very least PIT can offer an easy commute to any major city in th...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

PIT-MDT flights resume: https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2017/10/27/pittsburgh-toharrisburg-flights-resume.html Left leaning NY Times has Pittsburgh as most likely finalist for HQ2 (previously Denver): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/business/amazon-headquarters-competition.html https...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/ ... s-out.html
-->

OneJet is going to add the Citation CJ4 to the fleet and maybe even larger capacity aircraft on select routes, according to a press release and https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/ ... s-out.html

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitairport/
-->

bravoindia wrote:
QTR8144 at PIT with water cannons

Qatar flight photos at PIT https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitairport/

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Also, when I lived in Europe, I would fly the Lufthansa BAE 146....a sweet aircraft.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

OneJet to announce 3 more destinations in the next two months, all of which are currently unserved and within 800 miles. http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12775990-74/start-date-for-onejets-pittsburgh-to-providence-flights-delayed I really admire how that airline is progressing. 3 more destinatio...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Interesting. I took a look at the flight history for the aircraft (N749MA) involved in that flight and trying to figure out if these flights are connected in any way or one-off charter bookings: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n749ma If I were to guess I would guess its a business of so...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Runway28L wrote:
The 911th appears to have started construction on their ramp in preparation for the incoming C-17s. Drove by Atlantic yesterday and their entire ramp area was fenced off with C-130s now parking behind Atlantic's cargo building.


First C-17 tail arrives in January, I believe.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

"The cost of the Barcelona trip to the authority for its nine members — including the vice president of air service development, an events specialist, and the executive office manager — is about $125,000." :shock: Seems excessive, I think they would have been better off just putting that ...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

With still increasing passenger counts domestically at PIT, any idea on Frontier's traffic/load factors?

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Frontier Airlines... So far DEN returns at 3x weekly. LAS does not return and MCO gets the axe. So next summer F9 at PIT will be a total of 3 weekly flights...they just have no mojo here. Frontier seems to changing from point-to-point to a conventional hub model. I'm not sure they know what they wa...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Don't want to read much into this but a private flight from Boeing field landed at PIT today. Could it be? Or maybe not?

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Let's also not forget one of the MOST important things that makes PIT stand out much better than the mistake on the lake (Cleveland), and that is that we have MANY great universities, including the world renown CMU... Aside from CMU, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne are very good universit...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

The idea that Cleveland is more economically vibrant than Pittsburgh has no basis in reality. Cleveland continues to lose population and is now ranked behind Cincinnati. Pittsburgh is ranked above Cincinnati. Columbus may pas up Cleveland soon. The job prospects here are good. Many, many jobs for ed...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Detroit is a decent guess. For every city with a big strength like Detroit's air service, there is a weakness. For example, Detroit lacks an MIT or CMU type of engineering or AI presence. Although it's true UM isn't far away, and a good source of talent. The Amazon situation is interesting for so m...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

One thing that's interesting is the elimination of split departure and arrival levels. With few exceptions only smaller regional airports have everything on one level. I'm not sure I'm sold on that but I'm willing to keep an open mind. Somewhere in the press materials I remembered seeing a comment ...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Re SEA, PIT is now the largest MSA by far without a nonstop flight. If AS and DL keep expanding at SEA then a PIT flight will happen in due time. Ms. Cassotis is right on point. My $ is on AS and hopefully they add SFO with it. Hmm Amazon occupying the old landside terminal site? More like the exis...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I was re-reading this article: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12723466-74/11b-project-poised-for-takeoff-at-pittsburgh-international-airport and caught this nugget: "One hurdle for Amazon choosing Pittsburgh is the lack of a nonstop flight to Seattle. If Amazon chose Pittsburgh, nonstop s...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Does anyone know if the current 28C can be extended? If 28L is mothballed, a longer, new 28L would be good.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

ConcourseZ wrote:
I do know where it lies in relation to the photo. There are several taxiways which connect to the left of 28C/10C. The photo does not show them nor are there existing roads to the left of the center runway. The image certainly does not show 14/32.


Correction, I was looking at 28R/10L.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I do know where it lies in relation to the photo. There are several taxiways which connect to the left of 28C/10C. The photo does not show them nor are there existing roads to the left of the center runway. The image certainly does not show 14/32.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

The bottom image shows 28L/10R missing.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

ConcourseZ wrote:
More on the closing runway....would the 112th and 911th pick that up for their ops, since it is the longest runway? Just a thought.


Meant to say 171st and 911th.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

More on the closing runway....would the 112th and 911th pick that up for their ops, since it is the longest runway? Just a thought.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Also, regarding the eliminated runway....look at one of the aerial concept images. You only see the current 28C/10C and open land next to that.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Also, 28L/10R would be closed. Where did you see this? That runway does need a complete reconstruction so it may make sense to mothball it instead. It would mean installing ILSs on 10C/28C however. This may be a publicity scheme to place PIT in a better positiion for the Amazon HQ2 horse race. $1B ...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Also, 28L/10R would be closed.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Airport design has a very European feel. Don't know if the current design is a detriment. Look at CLT (crap airport, yes with some new construction), PHL (even crappier). DFW......so 1970s. Hate that arc design. Yes, IND has a nice, new terminal. That would attract a company to locate/expand there? ...

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Did a quick look at advance bookings on WOW for CLE and CVG. It looks like CLE gets 4x per week and so far the first two flights have no seats sold. CVG looks like 3x per week even though the calendar has it as daily. A few seats have been sold for the first two flights.

Jump to post
by ConcourseZ
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 146251

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

flyPIT wrote:
Outstanding news.

Still waiting for WOW Air to extend their PIT schedule past March. Most of their other N.A. schedules have already been extended.


I checked the current cities. Only PIT, MIA, ORD, and SFO do not yet have schedules beyond March 2018. Larger aircraft juggling for these routes?

Jump to post

Go to advanced search