Amazon Air is one of several cargo carriers that have started or expanded service at PIT in 2021. (Photo by Beth Hollerich)

VIDEO: How Cargo Flights At PIT Energize Regional Economy

The increase in consumer demand for online purchases and home delivery is bolstering cargo operations at Pittsburgh International Airport.

More international cargo flights are touching down at PIT carrying goods, from medical and tech supplies to garments and more. Cargo operators and freight handlers have praised the airport for its ability to unload planes efficiently and quickly send trucks on their way to distribution centers and their final destinations.

The growing operation is helping to boost the local economy through job growth and new business opportunities in the region, enhancing PIT’s reputation as a global logistics center.

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