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  1. Amol
    Amol at |

    The main thing hurting the airport is transit to the downtown, tech, and medical corridor. The city really needs to figure out a solution, whether it’s extending current busways or not to allow faster bus rapid transit. It takes an hour from Oakland (the area of the city with the most employment) and 45 from downtown. I don’t think the city is getting Amazon’s HQ2, but glad they put this out now as something they’re already doing rather than something just to tempt one company to come.

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  2. Bruce Kane
    Bruce Kane at |

    I want them succeed if only as a big middle finger to Doug Parker.

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  3. Chris Luth
    Chris Luth at |

    Eh, I think the airport works perfectly fine as is. The decor is a little 1990s, but the layout is reasonably functional and I’ve never had any major issues with security or the quick-and-fun train ride.

    The empty gates are a little depressing, but as a Pittsburgh resident, I have been holding out hope that maybe someone like Virgin Alaska 😛 would take advantage of the cheap rent and open up an east-coast focus city here. Hey, I can dream!

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    1. Amol Koldhekar
      Amol Koldhekar at |

      Maybe if Amazon makes HQ2 in Pgh, we’ll finally get a Seattle flight 😂

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    2. Brad Fox
      Brad Fox at |

      Charter

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  4. Chris Luth
    Chris Luth at |

    Eh, I think the airport works perfectly fine as is. The decor is a little 1990s, but the layout is reasonably functional and I’ve never had any major issues with security or the quick-and-fun train ride.

    The empty gates are a little depressing, but as a Pittsburgh resident, I have been holding out hope that maybe someone like Virgin Alaska 😛 would take advantage of the cheap rent and open up an east-coast focus city here. Hey, I can dream!

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  5. Blake Fisher
    Blake Fisher at |

    I don’t understand why – while Pittsburgh has experienced growth and is the exception to the rule, I think that there are better ways to spend $1b+ within the city’s infrastructure than on their already-good-enough airport. Perhaps demolish the bricked-off concourses and make a few improvements would be a better use of these funds…I dread what the airport fees will rise to with this….

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  6. Alastair Majury
    Alastair Majury at |

    Thanks for sharing an update on Pittsburgh Airport, regards Alastair Majury.

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