Unhistory takes flight
" ... acknowledged there are problems at the airport, but none of them are considered severe enough to warrant building a new terminal"
How does that fit with what you have heard since then on the history of all of this. Just saying is all... standard history blames USAirways for insisting on a new terminal and then not living up to their end of the deal. Reading that you have to wonder who was pressuring whom to invest so much.
Anyways. We've looked at the employment impact of US Air(ways) here and incremental changes to the flight schedules from PIT make the news routinely. Some may note the airport is desperately trying to increase the flight destinations you can reach directly from Pittsburgh. Yet, I am suprised nobody has every bothered to map out what the available direct flights are from the airport here. If that image exists I can't find it easily in the public domain. More interesting though is how that map must have changed since the peak of US Airways operations here say between 1998 and 2001. So I quickly get this picture of the history (click on the image itself to get a better resolution version):