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MEDIA ADVISORY: Pittsburgh International Airport to Celebrate Inaugural Flight to Sarasota-Bradenton


MEDIA ADVISORY: Pittsburgh International Airport to Celebrate Inaugural Flight to Sarasota-Bradenton on Allegiant Wednesday, April 11

What: Pittsburgh International Airport officials will recognize the start of new year-round nonstop service to Sarasota-Bradenton on Allegiant with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and gate event for passengers on the inaugural departing flight.
Passengers will receive refreshments, giveaways and prizes, as well as a sendoff from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ racing pierogies mascots. Weather permitting, a celebratory water arch salute for the departing aircraft will be provided by airport firefighters.
The flight will operate two times per week on Wednesdays and Saturdays in April and on Thursdays and Sundays beginning in May.
Over the past three years, Allegiant has grown to serve 11 top leisure destinations including Myrtle Beach, Austin, Charleston and New Orleans making it the fourth largest carrier at Pittsburgh International Airport by nonstop destinations offered.
When:  Wednesday, April 11, beginning at 2:45 p.m.; Flight departs at 4:20 p.m.
Where: Airside Terminal, Concourse C
Media RSVPs: If you plan to attend, please notify Bob Kerlik in advance to obtain Airside and/or Airfield access to photograph the departing aircraft.
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2017 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at www.flypittsburgh.com/AR17.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly 9 million passengers annually on 17 carriers. Over the past three years, the airport has doubled its nonstop destinations to include 74 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure has again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016