Pittsburgh International Airport

Safety & Security

Air traveler safety is the top priority at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Since September 11, 2001, safety and security have been greatly enhanced at PIT, as well as throughout the entire aviation industry. The Allegheny County Airport Authority will continue working hard to help make air travel as safe as possible and to provide the best possible customer service along the way.

To learn more about airport security and safety, visit the Transportation Security Administration.

Travelers will notice many security-related improvements at PIT:

  • Unattended vehicles in front of the terminal building are being immediately towed and unattended bags quickly checked by law enforcement officials.
  • Only passengers with boarding passes or a myPITpass are allowed past security checkpoints, and  prohibited items including pocket knives, guns, ammunition and incorrectly-sized liquids are confiscated at the checkpoints.
  • Travelers will notice a heightened law enforcement presence and more vigorous searches of passengers and bags throughout the airport.
  • Because of the changes, and more security improvements on the horizon, travelers are encouraged to review PIT's travel tips to know exactly what to expect when coming to the airport.