Construction begins on new airport terminal following delays due to COVID-19 pandemic

PITTSBURGH — Following a period of delays, on Monday, Pittsburgh International Airport began construction on a new $1.39 billion terminal.

According to the airport, contractors installed barricades and closed a taxiway which will be used to form a construction site.

In March, the airlines who serve Pittsburgh and will be the primary funders of the project, approved restarting construction, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 700,000 square foot terminal will consolidate ticketing, security checkpoints and baggage claim.

The airport’s plan also includes a new parking garage facility which will house rental car facilities.

According to Pittsburgh International Airport, the design of the terminal and operational plans do include new public health and safety features to address current and future needs.