When Pittsburgh International Airport opened in 1992, its eight-mile baggage system was the largest in the U.S. Take a look at PIT’s baggage system by the numbers:
- The system covers the distance from Point State Park to the Pittsburgh Zoo
- More than 60 airport employees oversee and maintain the eight-mile baggage system
- Nearly 1,500 motors, of which there are 70 different kinds, power the system
- Approximately 4.5 million pieces of luggage are processed through the baggage system at PIT annually
Read here for more on the long and winding road that leads to your bag.