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Pittsburgh Intl Airport, Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 56.9% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 372,376 passengers embarked on 4,661 regularly scheduled flights. About 45% of departures (carrying 64% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 55% of departures (carrying 36% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Pittsburgh Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Southwest Airlines Co. 652 71,484 136.2 80.5 %
US Airways Inc. 463 55,465 137.2 87.3 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 217 25,581 128.4 91.8 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 160 22,302 151.0 92.3 %
United Air Lines Inc. 155 20,055 142.8 90.6 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 125 11,514 104.3 88.3 %
American Eagle Airlines Inc. 210 10,264 53.8 90.8 %
Shuttle America Corp. 174 9,970 70.0 81.8 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 196 9,472 52.7 91.8 %
American Airlines Inc. 67 8,919 140.3 94.9 %
JetBlue Airways 119 8,654 100.4 72.4 %
Trans States Airlines 230 8,236 50 71.6 %
Colgan Air 159 8,027 74 68.2 %
Comair Inc. 147 7,133 55.1 88.1 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 63 7,112 119.8 94.2 %
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp 168 7,043 50 83.8 %
USA 3000 Airlines 56 6,451 168 68.6 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 132 6,161 50 93.3 %
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 76 5,293 71.6 97.3 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 112 5,223 50 93.3 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 91 5,068 60.0 92.8 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 83 4,333 59.1 88.3 %
Mesaba Airlines 61 3,637 62.8 95.0 %
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises, Inc. 113 3,579 37 85.6 %
Compass Airlines 4 246 76 80.9 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR PITTSBURGH INTL AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Pittsburgh,, Pa.
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Feb. 1, 2004 0 0 0
Accident Pittsburgh,, Pa.
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July 27, 2006 0 0 3
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010