Arnold Palmer Regional Airport history
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (IATA: LBE, ICAO: KLBE) had started its operation under the name of Longview Flying Field in 1924. Afterward, the airbase changed its name several times. It became J.D. Hill Airport in 1928, Latrobe Airport in 1935, and finally Westmoreland County Airport in 1978. The airport was renamed as Arnold Palmer Airport in 1999 in honor of the golf icon Arnold Palmer. That was also dedicated to the golf player's 70th anniversary. The ceremony was visited by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge.
By 2008, the airport successfully served 18.946 enplanements, approximately 15.482 aircraft operation in 2009, and 6.978 in 2010.
In February 2011, Spirit airlines started its operations through the airport. It launched flights to Fort Lauderdale and Myrtle Beach. In 2012, the trips to Orlando were started as well. The airline has increased the passenger traffic of the airport serving around 5 destinations across the United States. Thus, the passenger traffic has risen to the mark of 355.910 passengers in 2015.
About the city
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA is the county seat of Allegheny County. That is the 63rd largest city of the United States as its population had reached 305.704 people by 2017
The city is known as the ‘Steel City,' as there are about 300 steel-related businesses spread across the city. And is also known as the ‘City of Bridges' as there are approximately 446 bridges in the city.
The city covers a total area of 151 square kilometers, 144 square kilometers of which are covered by land, and only 7.3 square kilometers are covered by water.
The terminal building of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport covers 382 hectares and is located 365 meters above the sea level.
The terminal has only one operation asphalt runway 6/24, or formerly known as 5/23, which is 2.506-meters long.
The busiest flights served by the airport are Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Fort Myers, Tampa, Staunton, and Pittsburgh.
The terminal building is located along Routes 30 and 981 in Unity Township.
Map of the city
Latrobe is a city that is a part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Pittsburgh is known for its historical and cultural heritage; therefore, lots of places are dedicated to that. Among the sites worth visiting while being there, the one may find:
the Heinz Hall for the Performing Artsis a concert hall that hosts about 200 events each year. Its capacity reaches 2.676 places. That place was constructed in 1927 with the investment from Marcus Loew, who also encouraged the Rapp & Rapp architect company to design the interior for that event hall.
The Facilities offered by the airport include:
DeNunzio's Chophouse is an Italian restaurant opened at the airport in 2014. It has a capacity of approximately 150 guests. The special menu is offered on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc. The restaurant has a 30-year heritage and is still offering the best Italian dishes. For instance, there is a ‘happy hour' promotion, valid from 19:00 until 21:00 from Sunday to Thursday, when the special discounts are implemented for drinks in the bar (not for take-out).