Begin Master Planning Process
The Allegheny County Airport Authority started work on its Master Plan Update (MPU) in October 2013. The MPU’s key findings resulted in the recommendation of the Terminal Modernization Program, consisting of relocated Landside Terminal functions and related ground-side functions to be adjacent to the Airside Terminal.
New Terminal Project Announced
In September 2017, Allegheny County Airport Authority announced plans for a new terminal project at Pittsburgh International Airport to reduce long-term costs, benefit the traveling public and align the facility with the needs of a modern passenger experience.
Environmental Master Plan Approval By FAA
In May 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the Master Plan detailing the project. No significant environmental impacts related to the project were identified.
2018 – Early 2019
Assemble Program Management & Design Teams
Jacobs Project Management was announced as the Program Management Team for the Terminal Modernization Program in June 2018. Gensler + HDR in association with luis vidal architects were announced in July 2018 as the design, engineering and architect teams, respectively. In January 2019, Michael Baker International was announced as the Multi-Modal Complex Architecture & Engineering Team. To learn more, visit The Team.
Concept Design Revealed
At the annual State of the Airport event on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Allegheny County Airport Authority unveiled the visionary concept design for the Terminal Modernization Program at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Assemble Construction Management Teams
In April 2019, PJ Dick/Hunt was selected as the Terminal Construction Management Team and Turner Construction Company was selected for the Multi-Modal Complex Construction Management Team. To learn more, visit The Team.
Design & Early Construction
The design of the new terminal began in 2019, with some phases of early construction taking place.
In summer 2020, the TMP design team, along with local and national experts, began evaluating potential design and operational changes that may be necessary due to impacts to public facilities from COVID-19.
Airlines approve early site construction preparations.
Construction Site Prep Begins
Local firms Independence Excavating, W.G. Tomko and West Moreland Electric begin preparing construction site perimeter safely isolated from public areas and roadways.
Oct. 14, 2021
Groundbreaking Oct. 14, 2021
Designed and constructed with a focus on public health, technology and sustainability, officials broke ground on the new 700,000 square-foot terminal that incorporates clean air technology, more space for social distancing and 90,000 square feet of outdoor terrace space.
Heavy and Vertical Construction Late 2021-2024
Construction will continue on the new terminal and multi-modal complex built for and by Pittsburgh – a project that will deliver more than 14,000 jobs and $2.5 billion dollars in economic impact to the region.
While the exact date is still being determined, the new Pittsburgh International Airport will be operational, featuring a more efficient, improved passenger experience, facilities designed for the future and a atmosphere that is distinctly Pittsburgh.
The people behind the TMP blend the creativity, know-how, and insights of experts from the Pittsburgh region and the international community. Meet the team that’s working to create a better passenger experience and deliver real opportunity to the region.
Benefits for Passengers
The TMP will provide Pittsburgh International Airport passengers with a more efficient journey that will help them get them through security quicker, arrive at their gate sooner, collect their bags faster and enjoy their journey through an airport that looks and feels like it belongs in Pittsburgh.