News Room

AA Expands Service to Charlotte and Philadelphia; Adds Non-Stop Chicago O’Hare from AVP

The Bi-County Airport Board and Team AVP are pleased to announce the expansion of air service from American Airlines from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). American will add a 4th daily flight to both Charlotte and Philadelphia effective April… Read more »

Public Meeting for the Airport Master Plan Update

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will hold an informational public meeting to review details of the Airport’s Master Plan Update. McFarland Johnson, the Airport Master Plan consultant, along with representatives from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, will discuss the draft study findings to date. The public meeting will be held in the Airport Terminal Arrivals Area, 100 Terminal… Read more »

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Currently Being Offered at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

Avoca, PA  – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently offering TSA Pre✓® enrollment at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) from August 28-September 1, 2017. How many times have you stood in line at the airport watching others breeze through security with no hassle? By enrolling in TSA Pre✓®, you too can breeze through security…. Read more »

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 »