Pittsburgh International Airport
Pennsylvania’s second largest city is a prime center for the American steel industry. Over 300 companies have their roots in Pittsburgh, as do 300,000 people (Steel City’s greater metropolitan population has risen steadily to 2.7 million). The city is also known for its huge array of bridges. At 446, it has more than any other municipality in the United States, hence its common nickname, “The City of Bridges.”
Flights to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh International, previously known as Greater Pittsburgh, is a civil-military airport responsible for the annual transportation of over 8 million foreign and domestic passengers. US Airways used the airport as a central flight hub until 2004, and it remains to this day Pittsburgh International’s largest carrier (the airliner accounts for ¼ of flights to and from the city).
The upcoming merger between AirTran Airways and Southwest Airlines is expected to overtake the flight market. Delta is yet another primary, regional carrier. Additional, direct flights to Pittsburgh can be booked with United, American Airlines, jetBlue, Karat, and Bahamasair. Alaska Airlines is the only non-continental U.S. carrier with nonstop flights to the city.
What to do for your vacation in Pittsburgh
Baseball fans visiting the City of Champions should definitely visit PNC Park, Pittsburgh’s renowned stadium/field that received accolades from ESPN in 2012. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime in style! Vacationers who want to see the grand sights of the city will want to spend some time in Mount Washington, an upbeat neighborhood that features a large selection of parks and other outdoor recreation spots.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a great place to take the little ones, and is ranked as one of the top museums in the country! Other noteworthy attractions include Frick Art and Historical Center, Schenley Park, and Point State Park.
Staying in Pittsburgh? Check out these tips!
The streets in Pittsburgh can be quite difficult for newcomers to navigate, so remember to bring a GPS unit if driving a rental car. The Port Authority public transit system is a sound alternative for people who would rather avoid the hassle. For good eating, grab a bite to eat at Primanti Bros. or in Squirrel Hill!
You can typically get great rates on hotels in downtown Pittsburgh, so be sure to check for hotel packages with Skyscanner often. Use our free car rental price comparison tool, too, to find affordable transportation around Pittsburgh.
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