Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) Guide

ABOUT PIT
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is a civil–military international airport, originally opened in 1952 to replace Allegheny County Airport. Though the county airport was closer to the Pittsburgh city limits, it was too small to handle the growing air passenger traffic.

In 2018, PIT served 9,658,897 passengers, a 7.5% rise from the previous year. PIT is the busiest airport in western Pennsylvania and the second busiest airport in the state, after Philadelphia International Airport.

Since 2015, the airport successfully attracted new, low-cost carriers, including Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, and Spirit Airlines, along with international carriers Condor and British Airways.

Additional carriers flying out of PIT include Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Boutique Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, JetBlue, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express.

AIRPORT DINING AND AMENITIES
PIT features several shopping and dining options. Find a full list of leisure amenities here.

Travelers can indulge in spa-quality services including facials, manicures, pedicures, and massages at XpresSpa, or a relaxing massage at Massage Bar in Concourse A.

Children and adults can enjoy the Mister Rogers Exhibit in Concourse C. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood debuted on Pittsburgh's WQED-TV in 1968. The exhibit includes videos from the Fred Rogers Company and Fred's signature red sweater and sneakers.

Art and technology lovers will appreciate Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop, an interactive art installation featuring various robots built from recycled items, located in Concourse A.

Nursing parents are encouraged to use the nursing lounge in Concourse C across from The Club lounge. The lounge features comfortable seating, includes a baby changing table, and is adjacent to a family restroom in the Airside Terminal.


PARKING
Parking near PIT with The Parking Spot helps travelers find the best, most convenient, and most cost-effective parking option so their car-to-air transfer is as seamless as possible. On average, parking with The Parking Spot is up to 60% less expensive than parking at the airport. Lots are located within minutes from PIT, and parking include complimentary door-to-door shuttle service to and from the airport.

  • Access to the lowest rates via reservation and pre-pay on The Parking Spot app or TheParkingSpot.com
  • Shuttle service every 15 minutes from the parking lot to the airport
  • On-call shuttle hours between 11 p.m. - 6 a.m.
  • Shuttle tracking through The Parking Spot app
  • Luggage assistance
  • Free bottled water
  • Short and long-term parking options
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Express check-in and check-out through The Parking Spot app

HOTELS NEAR PIT

ATTRACTIONS NEAR PIT
Mount Washington - New to the hills of Pennsylvania? See the entire Pittsburgh skyline from Mount Washington’s peak. (19 miles from PIT)

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (7370 Baker St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) - The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Highland Park, the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 20 threatened or endangered species. (25.6 miles from PIT)

FAQ

Q. Where can you park at PIT?
A. Parking near PIT with The Parking Spot helps travelers find the best, most convenient, and most cost-effective parking option so their car-to-air transfer is as seamless as possible.
Q. Is there a kid friendly area at PIT?
A. There is a kid-friendly area at PIT. Located in Concourse C on the third floor, Kidsport is a colorful, 2,100 square foot space featuring seven new interactive installations that challenge kids of all ages to explore concepts of live video, height comparison, movement, and more.
Q. Does PIT have free wifi?
A. PIT offers free WiFi to passengers throughout all four of its terminals.
Q. Does PIT have a pet relief area?
A. There are pet relief areas located at the entrance of the airport parking garages. There is also one at the north end of the terminal so pets can stay comfortable before and after their flights.
Q. Is vaping allowed at PIT?
A. Smoking is prohibited inside the terminal. There are designated smoking areas at the far ends on the curbs of the ticketing and baggage claim levels.
Q. Are there smoking lounges at PIT?
A. Smoking is prohibited inside the terminal. There are designated smoking areas at the far ends on the curbs of the ticketing and baggage claim levels.
Q. How far is PIT from downtown Pittsburgh?
A. PIT is about 19 miles from the downtown Pittsburgh area.
Q. Does PIT have a USO?
A. Pittsburgh International Airport Military Lounge, located near Gate 54, provides a respite from the busy travel scene for members of the military and their families. Active and retired members of the United States Military are welcome to visit the room’s work stations, watch television, or use the area to spend time with family.
Q. How many people travel through PIT each year?
A. In 2018, over 9.6 million traveled through PIT.

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