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 seven 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 a variety of airlines. All of the major air cargo companies provide service at AVP. Aviation Technologies offers charters and flight school.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport recent renovations of the 130,000-square foot terminal in late May 2006 saw improvements to the Joseph M. McDade terminal offering additional ticket counters, baggage belts, and restrooms.. The new 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. Additional renovations are scheduled and have begun.
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.