Pittsburgh International Airport partners with Plug and Play

Pittsburgh International Airport and Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play have announced a new partnership that will help position the airport at the forefront of technology with the aim of improving the passenger experience and improving cost efficiencies, the companies said.

Plug and Play, with ties to over 6,000 start-ups and 180 corporate partners, will identify and connect relevant start-up companies looking to market the latest technology that fits with airport goals.

Through Plug and Play, Pittsburgh International Airport will be first in line for new and innovative technologies produced by tech companies at various stages of growth looking to implement their ideas on a large scale.

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that connects startups to corporations and invests in over 150 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, its programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 22 locations globally.

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.

Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. During the past two years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports.