To see how the Airport works, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers tours of the facility.
Tours of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport are designed to provide a practical link to a students academic study of transportation and careers in aviation. Upon completion of the tour, students will better understand the role an airport and aviation plays in the community, as well as the wide range of careers related to aviation.
- Tours are available to students in grades K-12, and to any group interested in knowing more about the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.
- Tours are tailored to each age group.
- Tours are given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Advance reservations are required. Special times may be arranged depending on the availability of Airport Ambassadors.
- Tours last approximately two hours, depending upon student/group interests and questions. Plan to spend an additional half hour (minimum) if your group will be eating lunch at the Airport.
- One adult must accompany every five (5) children.
- Group size should be between 10 and 30 children.
- Students are expected to be quiet, stay close together in a group, and promptly follow the instructions of the Tour Leader/Speaker.
- AVP is accessible to the physically disabled, but please call us if you need any special arrangements.
A typical tour can include a variety of the following:
- A history of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
- Following the route of a typical departing or arriving passenger through the Joseph M. McDade Terminal Building
- Security Checkpoint and the role of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) representative
- Public Safety and Security and the roles these areas perform
- Airline Ticket Counters and the role of an airline Customer Service Representative
- A visit to our Fixed Base Operator (FBO) to observe airplanes taking off and landing, as well as viewing non-commercial aircraft
- A visit to Geisinger LifeFlight and the roles they play in saving lives on a daily basis
- A visit to the Airport Fire House to observe the firefighting apparatus, and the roles the fireman perform daily with airport emergencies
- Lunch at Wings Restaurant, if desired.
Due to federal security restrictions, the tour WILL NOT include a visit to the Air Traffic Control Tower.
For more information, contact the Airport’s Marketing Department at 570.602.2000.