Given the quality of the flights on US Air that airline is not one that any locality wants to attract. But
Pittsburgh did and in order to have
US Air treat Pittsburgh as a hub local and state
a massive investment in the . Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh once was one of the biggest hubs in US Airways' route network, with the current airport built as a popular and state-of-the-art facility built largely to accommodate
Airways' needs. US
The Tribune-Review of
picks up on that theme, writing: Pittsburgh
"Allegheny County officials borrowed more than $900 million to build Pittsburgh International Airport in the early 1990s, largely to US Airways' specifications, but two bankruptcies in the early 2000s prompted the airline to close its hub, slash more than 500 daily flights, and gut a workforce that surpassed 12,000. Today it hovers around 1,800."
So now what is happening? Oh, this
US Airways footprint in
continues to shrink. Pittsburgh
That latest came when
Airways announced last week that it will close its 6-year old flight operations
center in .
Airways is making the move as part of its merger consolidation with American
Airlines, which already has a flight operations center near its Dallas/Fort
Worth headquarters. US
And everybody should remember that this merger was blessed by the Feds, looking out for everyone and trying to help the economy.