Simple Flying - Sumit Singh
The airport’s leadership highlights that year-over-year passenger traffic was up nearly 18% in June 2022 when compared to June 2021. Additionally, June passenger traffic was at 82% of pre-pandemic levels. Year-to-date, total passenger traffic increased nearly 58%, a rise of over 1.3 million passengers. Importantly, year-to-date traffic has been at 81% of 2019 levels.
Just last week, PIT was awarded a $3.26 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support its cargo expansion. Notably, the funds will help enhance the airport's Taxiway A, which will be utilized to access the Cargo 4 project, set to open in 2024. The 77,000-square-foot facility will hold a warehouse, office space, and 17 loading docks, significantly expanding cargo capacity. In practice, the move will help PIT to accept goods from abroad and distribute them across the East Coast, further boosting international prospects.