What: Pittsburgh International Airport is welcoming the start of new seasonal nonstop transatlantic service on Condor to/from Frankfurt, Germany, on June 23. The inaugural flight, a Boeing 767-300ER (the first wide body aircraft to serve PIT in over a decade) carrying airport and community officials is scheduled to land at 5:30 p.m. to a water arch salute, followed by a news conference, entertainment and refreshments in Baggage Claim.
When: Friday, June 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- 4:30-4:45 p.m. – Media wishing to film the arriving aircraft and water arch salute on the airfield should report to the Airport ID Badge Office (Baggage Claim next to United carousel) for security clearance and to be escorted. Media must show valid government-issued photo ID.
- 5:30 p.m. – Aircraft arrives at Gate C59 to water arch salute; Arriving passengers proceed to Customs.
- 6-7:30 p.m. – News Conference, entertainment and refreshments at Baggage Claim J.
Where: Pittsburgh International Airport, Landside Terminal, Baggage Claim J.
Who: Interview opportunities include Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis, VisitPittsburgh CEO Craig Davis, Allegheny Conference Chief Corporate Relations Officer Bill Flanagan.
Why: To mark beginning of seasonal nonstop service on Condor to Frankfurt, Germany out of Pittsburgh International Airport.
Visuals: Visuals include a water arch salute over incoming 767-300ER aircraft (the first wide body aircraft to serve Pittsburgh International Airport in over a decade), and airport and local representatives making remarks.
Parking: Media may park in the courier lot but must notify Alyson Walls in advance.
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2016 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at flypittsburgh.com/AR16.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. During the past two years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast both named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2016. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.