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AVP Responds to Allegiant’s Decision – New Potential Strategic Opportunities on the Horizon at AVP

Avoca, PA – In light of a recent decision by Allegiant indicating their plans to discontinue service at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) effective sometime in January 2018, the Airport has issued the following press release: Since their commencement of service from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in June of 2012, Allegiant has partnered with AVP… Read more »

TSA raising aviation security baseline with stronger domestic security measures

To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. Following extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, TSA plans to expand these measures to all U.S. airports during the weeks and months ahead.

AVP Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Avoca, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania, opened its doors on June 1, 1947.  Now in 2017, after 70 years of service, we are happy to reflect on a rich history of aviation in the Northeast and the contributions both historically and economically our facility continues to make to our community and… Read more »

Airport to Hold Annual Fire Training; Other Regional Airports Participating

Avoca, PA – Carl R. Beardsley, Jr. Executive Director, announced that the Kellogg Fire Training Simulator returns to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport for three days of Intensive Firefighter training, on May 18-20, 2017. For the 14th year, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers this course to our Airport employees and other regional Airports, as well as… Read more »

Air Show Returns to AVP

Avoca, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport officially announced today that they will host the Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show this August 12-13 at the Airport. Aerial performances announced today will be by the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet Demonstration Team, and… Read more »

Inaugural international flight takes off.

A sold-out flight of 189 passengers, convened in the AVP terminal and started their vacations right from WilkesBarre/Scranton. The 4-night,5-day package through AVP’s partner Regional Sky includes all-inclusive accommodations at the Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino in the Bahamas.