Airport in NE Pa. may add international flights
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is exploring the possibility of adding some international flights.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports (http://bit.ly/17f7sKK) airport director Barry Centini says some carriers have expressed "mild interest" in chartering flights to places like Cancun and the Bahamas. The Bi-County Airport Board agreed Tuesday to recruit engineering firms to study overhauling the airport's customs area to enable international flights to be chartered out of the airport.
The airport has "international" in its title because it has a customs area and landing rights for international flights. But Centini says he can't remember the last time an international flight was chartered from there.
Centini says that once engineers have reviewed what needs to be done, airport officials will decide if it's worth the cost to modify the customs areas.