Allegheny County Airport Authority appeals ruling allowing Airmall operator’s reinstatement

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The managing authority of Pittsburgh International Airport has formally requested the reargument or reconsideration of a recent court decision that would permit an evicted tenant at the airport the right to return amid an ongoing lawsuit over the legality of a lease termination between the two parties.

On Tuesday, the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages PIT, asked the three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court that ruled in favor of Fraport Inc., operators of the Airmall concession stands at PIT for decades, to reconsider such a ruling. It argued the court overstepped its authority in overturning a Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County ruling from Judge Christine Ward, which had previously barred Fraport from operating at PIT while the lawsuit over the legal termination of the lease between the two parties is determined.

Should the judges be unwilling to hear a reconsideration, the ACAA asked that the entire Superior Court hear a reargument for the ACAA’s opinion on the matter.

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