Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Pittsburgh International Airport is allotting approximately 440 acres for cargo warehousing and distribution. Allegheny County Airport Authority Spokesperson JoAnn Jenny says construction for the space is to begin in the fall. Jenny says it's located in a foreign trade zone, making the area desirable for such a process. She says Pittsburgh is a great place to have this because of its central location, having access to cities on the east coast and Canada. Also, unlike many airports in major cities, Pittsburgh has the capacity to expand. Jenny says transferred goods will be processed in a shorter amount of time, since airports like the ones in Miami and New York are busier.