Pittsburgh International Airport wins 2017 best airport award

Air Transport World magazine has announced Pittsburgh International Airport as its 2017 Airport of the Year, the first US airport to win, the company said.

In selecting Pittsburgh International Airport, ATW cited the rapid ascent in air service gains as well as increased community engagement. The airport just finished its busiest year since 2008 with more than 8.3m passengers, posting a third straight year of gains after more than a decade of decline.

The airport and its board of directors have also spearheaded a community coalition to support air service that includes business and tourism organizations, elected officials at the county, state and local levels, foundations, and colleges and universities.

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 currently serves 68 nonstop destinations, a 75 percent increase over the 37 destinations available in 2014.