Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport
The Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) is located just off I-81 at Exit 178, on the county line between Luzerne and Lackawanna County. AVP offers approximately sixty daily arrivals and departures to nine major hubs with one stop service to over 450 destinations worldwide. Wilkes-Barre / Scranton offers air travelers convenience, competitive airfare, and inexpensive parking. The airport is served by six airlines: Northwest Airlines, US Airways Express, United Express, Delta Connection, and Continental Connection. All of the major air cargo companies provide service at AVP. Tech Aviation is the Fixed Base Operator.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport just opened a brand new $41.5 million 130,000-square foot terminal in late May 2006. The Joseph M. McDade terminal has additional ticket counters, baggage belts, and restrooms than the previous terminal offered flyers. The new more modern terminal features high ceilings and skylights, a spacious concourse, a 100-seat bar/restaurant, and high-tech security equipment. There are now numerous computers screens available for people to verify arrival and departure times. The new terminal also offers a peaceful meditation room for travelers to take advantage of and frequent fliers can now unwind in the Pocono Club & Business Center in between flights.
Lehigh Valley International Airport
The Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) near Bethlehem is about an hour?s drive from most points in Luzerne County, and provides travelers with an excellent "second choice." The closest large international airports are Newark International Airport (EWR), a primary international airport for many county residents, and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). EWR and PHL are about 125 miles from most points in the county.