Ruthy Muñoz

Pittsburgh international airport recently became an island to itself by going off the grid and installing micro-grids, powered by natural gas at its airport campus in its quest to generate its electricity —and to set an example for the industry. 

The move to self-powering the Pittsburgh airport ensures resiliency, lowers costs, and improves its sustainability footprint, Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority, told Skift in a 2019 interview about the rise of small airports. 

This is just one of several projects, including a buildout for a new airport slated to open in 2025, that the western Pennsylvania airport is working on to diversify its revenue. 

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