Latest Allegheny County Airport Authority Stories

2009-05-23 22:43:29

The agency operating Pittsburgh's airport wants to cut costs so it can reduce the high fees it charges airlines per passenger. Carriers using the Pittsburgh International Airport now pay $15.80 for every passenger who boards a plane, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Saturday. The fee drops to $13.40 next month, which will still be almost double the median of $6.24 among 116 large airports. The Allegheny County Airport Authority plans to review all its operations, looking for savings, when...

2008-09-11 00:00:20

By Bonnie Pfister Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato said today that managers of Pittsburgh International Airport disregarded his warnings a week ago against seeking natural gas drilling on airport property. "Somebody obviously ran through a red light here," Onorato said about the move by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. The authority on Tuesday sought requests for proposals to drill for natural gas on 9,300 acres under the commercial airport in Findlay, as well as the...

2008-08-02 00:00:21

By Eric Heyl NEWS ITEM: The Allegheny County Airport Authority is being criticized for spending tens of thousands of dollars on items not directly related to the operation of Pittsburgh International Airport. Authority officials defended the outlay as a necessary part of successfully doing business in the highly competitive aviation industry. Thank-you correspondence recently received by the authority: To: Our gracious hosts From: Attendees of the recent Airports Council...

2008-07-31 03:00:32

By Bonnie Pfister, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--The Allegheny County Airport Authority spent thousands of dollars on Pirates and U.S. Open golf tickets, stays at hotels in Pittsburgh and a farewell party at the Duquesne Club for its former executive director. The authority, which operates Pittsburgh International Airport, acknowledged Wednesday that it spent $15,712 toward tickets and food for 522 people for a June 24 game against the Yankees at PNC Park when it hosted the...

2008-06-26 03:02:25

By Bonnie Pfister, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 26--Flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport will be reduced by 8 percent to 9 percent after Labor Day as airlines struggle to counter soaring fuel costs, airport officials said Wednesday. That means about 244 fewer flights locally, said Brad Penrod, executive director of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which runs Pittsburgh International in Findlay. Service to most destinations will be less frequent, and all of US...

2008-06-24 02:29:58

By Bonnie Pfister Even though record-high fuel prices are hindering U.S. airlines, development is growing in the real estate corridor surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport. Several companies are expanding their footprints and work forces into offices circling the airport, and buildings are going up in anticipation of further growth. North Fayette's Knepper Press this month will move into a $5 million facility in Clinton Commerce Park, northeast of the airport. Across Route 60,...

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