Let’s go ! $ 1.4 billion terminal project at Pittsburgh International to start soon


Construction is slated to begin this summer for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s $ 1.4 billion terminal modernization program.

The Allegheny County Airport Authority today announced that a seven-year deal has been approved by airlines operating at the airport. This allows the airport authority to seek long-term bond financing for the project and begin soliciting bids for the works. Airlines are expected to pay for the work through landing fees and other charges.

“This approval is further proof of the airlines’ belief in the need for modernization, the strength of this market and their commitment to Pittsburgh,” Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said in a statement. “We are committed to continuing our partnership with airlines, keeping our costs stable, and staying on budget and on schedule.”

The 700,000 square foot terminal will house ticketing, security checkpoints, baggage claim and a multimodal complex with 3,300 space parking. It will replace the existing building on the city side and eliminate the need for the underground tram.

Airlines approved preliminary work on the site in March, after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. Heavy construction is expected to begin this summer.

The airport authority expects the project to use around 12,000 tonnes of steel, 94,000 tonnes of concrete and over 354,000 square feet of wood materials, much of which hopes to source locally.

“The terminal modernization program is a critical infrastructure project for the region and will provide long-term economic benefits, including jobs for more than 5,500 local construction and skilled trades workers,” said Rich Fitzgerald, county director of Allegheny.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, for opening in early 2025.

“The new seven-year agreement, which fully endorses the modernization program, marks an important step in a collaborative effort to develop and build a world-class airport facility that will benefit Pittsburgh area customers for years to come.” , Patrick Bowes, director of corporate real estate for American Airlines, said.

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