Pittsburgh International Airport

PIT Connector

From your town, to Pittsburgh, to the world

If you are from one of the following towns in Pennsylvania or a nearby state, the PIT Connector is a convenient way to get you where you’re going:

  • Altoona, PA
  • Bradford, PA
  • Dubois, PA
  • Franklin, PA
  • Johnstown, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Morgantown, WV
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
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With the PIT Connector, you can fly from your local airport, connect to Pittsburgh International Airport and then continue flying nonstop to your choice of destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. 

How to Buy Tickets

There are multiple ways to buy your airline tickets. Choose the one that is most convenient for you. When searching for flights, remember to look for flight times for all necessary airlines prior to booking. This step will ensure that there is flight availability for the PIT Connector and your second flight, and that you have ample time at Pittsburgh International Airport to make your connecting flight. If you will be checking a bag, it is recommended that you allow for 120 minutes between your flights. If you will not check a bag, 90 minutes is recommended.

At this time, you will need to purchase two tickets from two separate airlines. Search for your PIT Connector flight with Southern Airways Express and for your second flight with one of the various carriers that serves Pittsburgh International Airport. Click here for information on the nonstop flights and carrier options. Once you’ve found flights that fit your schedule, book the flights on each airline website.

Please remember to check the departure and arrival times and dates of both flights prior to booking to ensure ample time between flights.

If you’d prefer to use a travel website to book your flights, that is also an option. To do so, you must book two separate tickets.

First, search and book your ticket from your regional airport to Pittsburgh International Airport. Then, repeat the process from Pittsburgh International Airport to the final destination of your choice. Do not search from your regional airport straight to your final destination to help ensure you receive your preferred schedule.

Please remember to check the departure and arrival times and dates of both flights prior to booking to ensure ample time between flights.

Call your local travel agent and the agent will take care of the booking process for you.

What to Expect on Your Travel Day

Once you depart from your regional airport, you will land at Pittsburgh International Airport.

  1. Deboard the plane and follow signage to baggage claim.
  2. Take the automated People Mover train to retrieve your bag from the baggage claim area on the first floor of the Landside Terminal.
  3. Take the elevator or escalator to the third floor and recheck your bag with the appropriate airline for your next flight.
  4. Follow signage to security and go back through the security checkpoint.
  5. Once you are back in the airside terminal, enjoy the many amenities of Pittsburgh International Airport as you wait for your next flight.

Please Note: This baggage recheck will need to be repeated on your return flight.

  1. You will land at gate C52. All terminals will be easily accessible from where you land.
  2. Deboard the plan and enjoy the many amenities of Pittsburgh International Airport. From shops to restaurants, you will have plenty to do as you wait for your second flight.

Have a question? We have answers!

  • Do I have to go through security again?

    If you checked your bag on your first flight then yes you will need to go through security.

    • Deboard the plane and follow signage to baggage claim.
    • Take the automated People Mover train to retrieve your bag from the baggage claim area on the first floor of the Landside Terminal.
    • Take the elevator or escalator to the third floor and recheck your bag with the appropriate airline for your next flight. 
    • Follow signage to security and go back through the security checkpoint.
    • Once you are back in the airside terminal, enjoy the many amenities of Pittsburgh International Airport as you wait for your next flight.
  • Do I have to reclaim my bags?

    If you checked your bag on your first flight then yes, you will need to reclaim your bag in the baggage claim area:

    • Deboard the plane and follow signs to baggage claim
    • Retrieve your bag from the baggage claim area on the ground floor
    • Take the elevator or escalator to the third floor and recheck your bag with the appropriate airline for your next flight
    • Follow signage to security and go back through the security checkpoint
  • Why can’t I find the airport’s airline anyplace/who is your airline?

    At this time, Southern Airways Express serves as the PIT Connector. This carrier will fly from your regional airport to Pittsburgh International Airport. Your second flight, from Pittsburgh International Airport to your final destination, can be on one of the many airlines offered at Pittsburgh International.

  • How much time should I leave to connect to my next flight?

    It is recommended that you allow for 90 minutes between your flights if you did not check bags and 120 minutes if you have checked bags. This will allow you ample time to retrieve your checked bag and recheck it.

  • How can I get to downtown Pittsburgh from the airport?

    Once you deboard your plane, follow signs to ground transportation. From there, you can:

    • Rent a car
    • Use a ride-sharing app: Uber, Lyft and zTrip are all available
    • Take the 28X Airport Flyer Bus
    • Utilize a limo, taxi, shuttle or charter bus

    For more information on these options, click here.

  • Where do I find my checked bag?

    Your checked back will be in the baggage claim area at Pittsburgh International Airport. To get there:

    • Deboard the plane and follow signs to baggage claim
    • Retrieve your bag from the baggage claim area on the first floor

    If you are continuing on to a second destination:

    • Take the elevators or escalator to the third floor and recheck your bag with the appropriate airline for your next flight
    • Follow signage to security and go back through the security checkpoint