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The Allegheny County Airport Authority, operators of Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), is launching “PIT Safe Travels,” an initiative to boost health and safety measures already in place throughout the airport to help increase confidence in air travel in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PIT Safe Travels includes mandating facial coverings while on airport property, practicing social distancing through guided markers in high-traffic areas, utilizing protective shields in high traffic areas, enhancing cleaning and disinfection and implementing new touchless transaction technology. The program will also apply to the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

“Public safety and security are always the top priorities. We are enhancing already rigorous protocols to ensure that our passengers and staff are protected and that our terminal is ready for business,” said Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO. “This initiative will continue to grow as we implement evolving best practices and the latest technology to benefit our passengers and staff through UV disinfection, touchless transactions and more.”

PIT is also using UV Light technology in public areas such as floors, moving walkways, elevators and escalator rails to reduce contaminants and provide another layer of sanitation and reconfiguring and removing some seating in the gate areas, food court and baggage claim area to better enable social distancing.