First new parking option in nearly 30 years added as passenger traffic
continues to grow, especially to leisure destinations
PITTSBURGH — Budget-conscious travelers and families will have a variety of new options to improve their experience at Pittsburgh International Airport this summer including:
- New nonstop flights to popular leisure destinations
- New parking and payment options
- Resumption of airline curbside check-in
Passenger traffic has been steadily climbing — up more than 1,200 percent last month — and a total of 18 new or returning nonstop flights will take off through August, as airlines respond to strong demand to vacation destinations like Myrtle Beach and Charleston, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Orlando and Key West, Fla.
Passengers departing from PIT will also have a new parking option for the first time in almost 30 years. Opening on June 7, the Economy Lot is only $7 per day and less than a 10-minute walk to the moving walkway.
Additionally, travelers will find four new parking pay stations located inside the Landside Terminal to speed up their exit from the airport. The stations in Baggage Claim and along the moving walkway take cash or credit cards. Pay stations at the lot exits will remain.
For a faster, more convenient departure, passengers who are being dropped off at the Departures curb will see airline curbside check-in services reopening, with Southwest planning to start June 1 and American Airlines on June 29.
“After a very tough year, people want to get away from home and spend time with loved ones wherever they may be,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates PIT. “Our goals are to make our passengers feel safe and improve the airport experience, and we will continue to embrace innovative technology and ideas that support this surging interest in travel.”
Both low-cost and legacy airlines continued to add service from PIT. Last week, Breeze Airways announced PIT as one of its debut cities this summer, adding four new cities from Pittsburgh.
United Airlines also recently added Pensacola, Fla.; Portland, Maine; and Hilton Head Island, S.C., to PIT’s nonstop route map as well as another option to Charleston, S.C. – all of which are launching in the coming days.
Those flights — along with new and resumed routes from Allegiant, American, Southwest and Spirit — join a growing list of cities served nonstop from PIT with inaugural departures through August. See a complete list at https://flypittsburgh.com/new-and-resumed-flights/.
What isn’t new is PIT’s ongoing commitment to public health and safety. The airport rolled out its Safe Travels program more than a year ago, with innovations including robotic UV floor scrubbers, a touchless handwashing station and touchless elevator controls.
Travelers are reminded that while mask requirements have eased in many parts of the country, masks are still mandated in airports and on airplanes by the federal government.