Operation Thank You: Allegheny County Airport Authority to Provide Free Lunches to Federal Workers at Pittsburgh International on Fridays
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As a gesture of appreciation to more than 200 federal employees working at Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport without pay due to the ongoing government shutdown, the Allegheny County Airport Authority will distribute free lunches to them throughout Friday.
The Airport Authority has joined with Bruegger’s Bagels to provide bagged lunches that include a sandwich, chips, cookie and drink on all shifts for workers including TSA agents and FAA air traffic controllers who are essential to airport safety and security and to keeping operations running smoothly 24/7 at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airport (AGC) in West Mifflin.
A table will be set up on the landside ticketing level at 10 a.m. where airport staff will distribute some of the lunches. Lunches will also be delivered to air traffic controllers and other tower workers at AGC.
“We have not seen an impact on operations or lines here in Pittsburgh due to the shutdown. We are so thankful to the federal employees including TSA, FAA, Customs and others for continuing to work without pay at this critical time,” Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said. “I think we all can agree that this is an issue that needs to be fixed quickly.”
The Airport Authority plans to continue providing the lunches on Fridays to federal workers until the government is reopen. Read more about the local TSA impact here.
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader. Its 2017 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at www.flypittsburgh.com/AR17.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 9 million passengers annually on 17 carriers. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure and J.D. Power have again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2018.
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