Pittsburgh International Airport could be downsized

The Pittsburgh International Airport could be seeing some major changes in the future.

Allegheny County Airport Authority officials said they’re considering reducing the number of gates and better promoting the area’s economy, culture and innovation, reports WTAE.

The terminal was built to handle 35 million people when it first opened 25 years ago. The airport has seen significantly less passenger traffic since US Airways closed its hub there in 2004.  It serves about 8 million people a year.

According to WTAE, the authority is considering demolishing parts of the concourses.

The authority is reportedly is working on a master plan that should be completed next year.

Officials said only about half of its 75 gates are used regularly.

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