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
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
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
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/
DL adds a third PIT-BOS flight, using a CRJ-900.
https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/ ... j=79521251
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.htmlJump to post
bravoindia wrote:QTR8144 at PIT with water cannons
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
Not to be outdone by PIT, BNA announced a $1.2 billion expansion. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 717075001/Jump to post
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
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.
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.