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Pittsburgh International Airport Installed five natural gas-fuel generators and nearly 10,000 solar panels (Photo: Pittsburgh International Airport)

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches Sustainable Energy Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport to run completely on natural gas and solar energy when their microgrid went live on Wednesday after breaking ground nearly one year ago. The project utilizes a microgrid, an electricity source that runs independently while maintaining its connection to the traditional grid. The airport was able to accomplish this through the addition of 9,360 solar panels and five natural gas-fired generators that sit on approximately eight acres of the airport’s property. “We are…

Allegiant Adds New Routes, Expands Into Phoenix Sky Harbor

Allegiant Airlines has announced that it is launching six new nonstop routes, including the airline's debut at Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport. The new routes are to warmer destinations to encourage summer and fall vacations. Newly-announced flights serve the west of the U.S. and Florida to reach more customers longing for…

Pittsburgh Begins Renewable Resource Push

As a part of the push towards sustainability, the largest airport in western Pennsylvania is getting approval to move into greener pastures. The airport has become the latest airport to begin construction of a solar farm to move the airport towards an electric supply built on renewable resources. Pittsburgh has…

United Goes Point-to-Point with Florida Route Additions

In the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, airlines are being forced to adapt to the new level and type of demand that travelers are booking. The demand that has existed since the pandemic began has been mostly leisure travelers seeking an escape after a period of lockdown. As such…

Spirit Goes Cancun Crazy With Five New Routes

Spirit Airlines is continuing its push across America's southern border with an expansion of leisure routes to Cancun beginning this winter. The airline will add service to Cancun from five new cities with including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Austin, Philadelphia and Nashville launching across a three-week period starting Feb. 13, 2020. The…

How the Northeast’s Newest Airline is Transforming Regional Travel With…

With airline consolidation and the dominance of the hub-and-spoke route network system in the U.S., new airlines entering the market seem few and far between. The ones that do sprout up, often seeking to fill the gaps left by the current model, need to be unique in order to draw…

Shop or Fly: Airports Find New Ways to Sell In-Terminal…

When it comes to airports luring in new passengers, the challenge always seems to be having the lowest airfare and best routing and airline options while winning over travelers with new designs and amenities like WiFi and new lounges. However, a trend has formed that has seen airports target a…

Pittsburgh Receives New Transatlantic Route to London

Starting next April, Pittsburgh will receive a direct flight from London as British Airways has announced a new flight that will link the Pennsylvanian city to the British capital. The new route will increase the number of U.S. destinations British Airways serves to 26 and the number of daily flights…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: JetTrain

With Pittsburgh International Airport growing in size with the completion of a new terminal in 1992, it was an opportune time for new carriers to attempt to dislodge the hub presence that US Airways had built there during their Allegheny Airlines years. One of these carriers was an upstart low-cost…

Pittsburgh International Airport Announces Terminal Consolidation Plan

Pittsburgh, Pa. has lately become a city of new and emerging infrastructure, and soon the city’s sole commercial airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, will be receiving a well-needed facelift. The airport recently announced that it is moving forward with a plan that calls for $1.1 billion in renovations, focusing on rebuilding…