Construction begins on new terminal at Pittsburgh Airport


FINDLAY TOWNSHIP, PA – After a year of delay due to the pandemic, construction of the new $ 1.4 billion terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport is expected to open in 2025.

The airport announced the major development via Blue sky, its news and information site.

The 700,000 square foot terminal will include a ticketing area, security checkpoints, baggage claim, car rental facilities, new parking lots and roads, and a 3,300 space car park. There will also be outdoor spaces for passengers and guests in the pre and post security areas.

Allegheny County Airport Authority officials expect the new terminal to cut airside waiting times for passengers by 50 percent. The new terminal will have three times more covered parking spaces than the Landside Terminal it replaces.

The Landside Terminal, which opened in 1992, will be redeveloped or demolished when the new terminal opens.

The terminal will be built adjacent to the existing airside terminal between Halls C and D. The airport will retain its central core and the “X” design of the airside terminal.

Airlines serving the airport signed the new terminal complex in June, agreeing to a new seven-year operating agreement that allowed the authority to issue bonds to pay for the project.

The terminal will be financed by airline fees and airport revenues such as parking, concessions, property income and natural gas drilling royalties.

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