Pittsburgh International hailed as Airport of the Year, first time for U.S. airport

Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday became the first U.S. airport to be named Airport of the Year by Air Transport World magazine. Pittsburgh joins Hong Kong International, London Heathrow and Singapore Changi as honorees since the award has been given over the past four years.
“This award is a huge honor from a longtime, respected industry resource. Pittsburgh International has turned a corner — passengers, flights and destinations are up — and the industry has taken notice,” Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said in a prepared statement. “We’re excited by the turnaround story at the airport, which has been powered by a tenacious team at every level in the Authority and an engaged and supportive community.”