Serving as a major gateway into one of the largest cities of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is a regional airport that receives rather limited service from a few domestic airlines. The first floor of the terminal building is where passengers can find the airline offices, ticket counters, check-in areas, and baggage carousels. All flights are handled at the second floor of the terminal.
The city of Scranton is well connected to one of the most popular family friendly resorts in the United States thanks to Allegiant Air service. This American low-cost airline offers non-stop flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport, which is one of the two airports that serves as gateway into Walt Disney World Resort. However, the Allegiant Air flights to Orlando’s secondary airport is offered only several times a week.
Delta Air Lines connects one of the most populous areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania with Atlanta Hartfield-Jackson International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Both of these non-stop flights are offered on a daily basis. From Scranton’s airport, the daily trip to Michigan’s largest city is offered more frequently than the flight to Georgia’s largest city.
United Airlines links Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport with the busiest airport in the Midwest and in the largest city of the Midwest. This major airline offers daily flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. To avoid the 130-mile drive between Scranton and New York City, passengers can board convenient United Airlines flights to Newark Liberty International Airport. The airport in Newark is located in the northern New Jersey region right across Manhattan.
US Airways connects Pennsylvania’s sixth largest city with the state’s biggest city. This major carrier offers several daily flights from Scranton to Philadelphia International Airport. In fact, the trip to Philadelphia is the busiest route at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Anyone in the Scranton area who has business in Charlotte can also rely on US Airways service. This busy company operates daily flights to North Carolina’s largest city.
Despite the limited destinations offered at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, passengers can still get to other major domestic and international locations by using Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways for transfer flights. Each American carrier has multiple U.S. airport hubs that offer plenty of more destinations. For instance, the US Airlines flights to Newark can be used to transfer to more than 100 other direct destinations offered by the company at that airport.