Almost every time I speak publicly in the Pittsburgh region about what we’re doing at Pittsburgh International Airport, I get asked, “Why are you building a new terminal?” The short answer is because it’s time for Pittsburgh to have Pittsburgh’s airport designed for the great city and region we serve – with a design that welcomes all and makes clear what we’re all about.

That welcome goes beyond business travelers and tourists coming here. It’s for our people who deserve more than 1,000 covered parking spots in the middle of a Snow Belt, who pick up and drop off friends and family, a uniquely “Pittsburgh” practice. Today, the industry is very different from what it was in 1992 when the airport opened. Airline business models, passenger expectations and airline consolidation and technology have all changed the way we travel. Our airport infrastructure needs to change, too.

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Originally published: November 10, 2023