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Pittsburgh International Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Every year, the Pittsburgh International Airport receives more than 8 million passengers and handles close to 148,000 aircraft operations. The airport is served by 12 commercial airlines flying to 37 destinations and making around 155 non-stop flights every day.
The Pittsburgh International Airport is the 4th largest airport in the country by land area. It has been recognized several times for its world-class facilities. Recently, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine readers ranked it as the 7th best airport in the US for business travel.
Pittsburgh International Airport's history started in the 1940s. It was initially a military airport that was later expanded to accommodate a commercial passenger terminal. This new airport opened in May 1952 and was then called the Greater Pittsburgh Airport. International arrivals began in 1972 and the airport was renamed to Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.
Through the decades, the airport continued to grow. In June 1987, construction started on the Midfield Terminal which was four times bigger than the old one and equipped with modern facilities. It opened October of 1992 and featured an innovative design that was copied by other airports.
Services and Amenities
* Financial Services - There are 3 Automated Teller Machines in the Landside Terminal and 6 machines in the Airside Terminal. For foreign currency exchange needs, there's a Travelex branch located in both terminals.
Internet Services - Travellers can access free high-speed wireless internet connection throughout the core terminal and Airside concourses as well as in the food court areas or at any of the gates.
* Food Services - Dining choices abound at the airport's top-ranking AirMall from fast food eateries like Charley's Steakery and Quiznos subs to restaurants with waited table service such as Bar Symon and City of Bridges Cafe.
* Retail Services - The AirMall also features more than 30 retail shops including food and health stores, clothes and accessory stores, news/gift shops and skincare boutiques.
* Transportation - Rental car counters are located on the Landside's baggage claim area. For limousines, taxis, shuttles and charter buses, the airport has granted permit to numerous commercial providers to operate at the airport. Operators without a permit are not allowed to transport passengers. Port Authority's 28X Airport Flyer travels to and from the airport via the West Busway route.
* Hotel - The Hyatt Regency Hotel is connected to the Landside Terminal of the airport.
* Other - There's a chapel, post office, spa and kid's play area inside the airport. Wheelchair services, FedEx and UPS drop-off boxes, flight desk kiosks and Smarte Carte luggage carts are available.
Parking options at the airport include short-term and long-term parking with more than 5,000 combined parking spaces available. These sections offer daily and hourly parking. There's an extended parking lot which offers the most affordable rates for daily parking only and is ideal for passengers on long trips. This lot has 7,350 spaces and is served by free non-stop luxury bus service to/from the terminal.
Surrounding Areas and Attractions
Pittsburgh has plenty of places definitely worth visiting from its historical sites and museums like the Carnegie Museum of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum to architectural wonders such as Frank Lloyd Wright's creations at the Laurel Highlands. There are festivals, performance arts, outdoor activities, family fun, sports events, farmers markets and lots more to experience in this city.
Address: 1000 Airport Boulevard, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Phone number: (412) 472-3500 or (412) 472-3525
Fax: 412 472 3636
Number of Terminals: 2
Time Zone: GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 22km (14 miles) west of Pittsburgh
IATA Airport Code: PIT