Here's my big picture question. Let's say it works and Delta keeps the flight. Will other regions start competing with others via subsidies to airlines for flights they want? This all could become the paradigm. Airlines would love it I guess.
Speaking of the ACCD... former ACCD CEO Michael Langley seems to have landed a new gig in Minneapolis St. Paul.
How about I make it up to him with more good news mostly unmentioned here. This counts as our daily metric as well. Looks like few have noticed that the airport was counted as the 7th best airport by Conde Nast Traveler's 13th Annual Business Travel Awards poll. More interesting that that version of the story comes from Youngstown. So a Cleveburgh story as well.
More interesting news to me at least, but Pittsburgh is one of a set of airports recently granted new licenses to fly direct to Cuba. If only that could help the Pirates recruit up and coming talent.
and for the uber geeks among us.. Delta is looking to add electronic charging stations out at the airport.
and while this story made the rounds for its sheer curiousity... I swear this is a Marcellus Shale story unto itself: Continental flight delayed by 3 hours because of broken toilet. I will bet that Houston has had the biggest percentage increase in flights direct to Pittsburgh over the last 2-3 years. Between the flights of all the itinerant works and the likely drilling on all the land they have out there, I would say the airport is potentially the single biggest benefactor of Marcellus Shale development in the county.