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Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
@philhopkinsuk
7:00 AM 2nd August 2021
travel

‘Green’ Aviation First For Pittsburgh International

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will be the first in the world powered by its own microgrid fuelled by thousands of solar panels and natural gas from airport land.

World-renowned technology institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and a host of innovative Pittsburgh-based tech firms, have been hand-selected to develop the terminal as part of the Terminal Modernization Programme (TMP) with passengers' health and safety at the forefront of the redesign.

Completely reinventing the airport experience, the new 700,000 sq.ft terminal will modernise outdated hub facilities across check-in, security checkpoints and baggage claim, increase indoor space for social distancing and introduce new green outdoor terraces airside.
A new five-story garage for more than 3,000 cars with a new rental car facility and improved entrances, will also be available. PIT's billion-dollar TMP aims to create a consolidated terminal that not only improves passenger experience and lowers long-term costs for airlines, but also fuels the region’s future development with the creation of over 5,500 jobs.

“We take our role as a primary gateway into Pittsburgh and the region seriously”, said PIT CEO Christina Cassotis. “That’s why our Smarter Airport will show, and in many cases implement, the incredible current and future innovation coming out of the region. The new PIT will be a destination both for travellers to and for residents of the area. “

For more information on Pittsburgh International Airport, visit www.flypittsburgh.com
For more information on travel in Pittsburgh, visit www.visitpittsburgh.com