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AVP Celebrates Twelve Consecutive Months of Record-Breaking Growth!

Avoca, PA (August 23, 2019) – More passengers means more flights and more seats for customers flying from and to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.  A record-breaking 582,744 passengers flew into and out of AVP between August 2018 and July 2019 – continuing a twelve consecutive month trend of record-breaking growth. “On behalf of the Airport …

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Wings for All® is Coming to AVP!

Avoca, PA (August 7, 2019) – The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced that Wings for All® will be landing at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on September 21st! Wings for All® is an airport “rehearsal” program designed specifically for individuals with Autism or other intellectual disabilities. Part of living a full life in the community includes being …

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The Red Tails crew

AVP Welcomes It’s Newest Volunteers to Team AVP… the (Red) tails!

Avoca, PA (May 31, 2019) – Beginning today, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will start a new program to assist travelers lower their stress levels while at AVP. This new all-volunteer program is called the AVP (Red) tails Pet Therapy Program. The word “tails” is an acronym for Therapy Animals Integrating Less Stress. Current partners with the AVP tails Program are the non-profit groups Alliance …

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Woman putting out a training fire

AVP to Hold Annual Fire Training; Other Regional Airports & Local Fire Departments Participating

Avoca, PA (May 28, 2019) – Carl R. Beardsley, Jr. Executive Director, announced that AVP has teamed up with 139FIRE for five days of Intensive Firefighter training, on May 28-June 1, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. For the 16th year, AVP offers this course to our Airport employees and other regional Airports, as well as …

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AVP Welcomes Lieutenant Colonel James H. Harvey, III to Northeast Pennsylvania

Avoca, PA (May 4, 2019) – When most of us think about “Top Gun”, we usually associate it with Tom Cruise’s character during the 1980s movie showcasing the Navy’s F-14 Tomcat exploits and over-the-top maneuvers. But in reality, it was a Tuskegee Airman who took part and won the military’s first “Top Gun” style competition. Born …

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Military Appreciation event

Blue Star Mothers of NEPA Make Donations to AVP’s Military Appreciation Room

Avoca, PA (April 4, 2019) – The Blue Star Mothers of NEPA Chapter (Chapter PA 14) is part of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians in more than 200 chapters across the nation support each other and their children as part of this non-political, non-partisan, …

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Airport and Community to Aid TEAM AVP Federal Employees Impacted by Government Shutdown

Avoca, PA (January 17, 2019) – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is stepping up for employees affected by the partial shutdown of the Federal Government. Team AVP is sponsoring a donation drive to assist employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) who work at AVP. …

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