Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pittsburgh International Airport tower hours may be reduced

Pittsburgh International Airport is among the airports with Federal Aviation Administration control towers that will be studied early next year for potential cost savings.

Bloomberg reported that the FAA has determined Pittsburgh, along with St. Louis and Cincinnati, have more controllers than required since they are no longer hubs. Air traffic at each airport is down at least 50 percent since 2000, the report said.

If air traffic control operations are modified there and elsewhere, there could be savings of $10 million a year, according to Bloomberg.

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