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AVP Announces New Non-Stop Service to Fort Myers, FL

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Avoca, PA (March 26, 2024) – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has received word from Breeze Airways that they will begin non-stop service to Fort Myers this October.

Beginning October 3, 2024, Breeze will offer twice-weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL. This will complement Breeze’s current non-stop Orlando service.

“Breeze’s announcement accelerates the momentum for more service at AVP to destinations where people in our region most want to travel,” said Matt McGloin, AVP Board Chair. “It’s a testament to the hard work of the airport leadership but, most important, to travelers who recognize that they can get where they want to go from our airport. The Breeze decision is further evidence that local travelers should look to AVP first.”

“Breeze Airways adding another destination shows the true sentiment of our passengers wanting more direct flights from Avoca,” stated Lee Ann McDermott, AVP Board Vice-Chair. “The hard work that it took for the administration to get Breeze here this year is really paying off. It is wonderful news to have a nonstop flight to Fort Myers. I’m so proud to be on the board.”

Flights to/from RSW will operate on the following schedule:

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AVP) to Fort Myers, FL (RSW):

Depart AVP at 10:35 AM; Arrive RSW at 1:35 PM (Thursdays & Sundays)

Fort Myers, FL (RSW) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AVP):

Depart RSW at 7:00 AM; Arrive AVP at 9:55 AM (Thursdays & Sundays)

For more information regarding service with Breeze Airways, visit their website at flybreeze.com.

About Breeze Airways 

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 and has been ranked as one of the U.S.’ best domestic airlines for the last two years by Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards (#2 in 2022 and #4 in 2023).Breeze offers a mix of more than 150 year-round and seasonal nonstop routes between 56 cities in 29 states.  Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features – including complimentary family seating – delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Learn more about Breeze’s flight offerings via our site or the app.

About AVP

AVP currently offers travelers approximately 20 daily arrivals and departures, which includes non-stop flights to multiple destinations, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.  Air service is provided by the following airlines: American (Charlotte, Chicago-O’Hare); Breeze (Orlando, Fort Myers (beginning October 3, 2024); and United (Chicago-O’Hare, Newark, Washington-Dulles (beginning June 27, 2024).  For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287), visit flyAVP.com, follow @flyAVP on Twitter and flyAVP_ on Instagram, connect with us on Facebook, or download the flyAVP app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

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