Fitzgerald Announces Airline Fee Reductions at Pittsburgh International Airport
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that airline fees at Pittsburgh International Airport will be significantly lowered due to revenues from the public-private partnership with CONSOL Energy for natural gas development at the airport. The announcement came as part of a press conference with Congressman Bill Schuster, Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Nick DeIuliis, CONSOL Energy President, highlighting the public-private partnership with the Airport Authority to develop domestic energy at the airport.
The average cost per enplaned passenger was cut by 3.8 percent. Landing fees were reduced by 12.2 percent, terminal fees were trimmed by 0.3 percent, and ramp fees were slashed by 5.2 percent. The new rates went into effect on July 1, 2013.
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“By reducing operating costs for airlines serving Pittsburgh International Airport, this facility will become even more competitive and marketable,” said County Executive Fitzgerald. “Reducing our fees directly impacts the airlines’ cost and can contribute to improving air service in Pittsburgh.”
The Allegheny County Airport Authority operates Pittsburgh International Airport and the Allegheny County Airport as self-sustaining airports as required by FAA regulations, without any local tax dollars.