Wilkes-Barre International Airport is also known as Scranton International Airport. It is a public airport located 6.08 nautical miles (11.2 km; 7 mi) from Scranton.
AVP Airport is owned and operated by Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. It covers an area of 910 acres (368 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- It is the fifth-largest airport in Pennsylvania by passenger count.
- AVP is served by a 24 hour Air Traffic Control Tower and Radar Approach Control as well as maintaining a 24-hour ARFF Level B emergency response capability and armed security force.
Airport Traveling Tips
- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made adjustments to the security screening procedure to lessen the risk of cross-contamination as part of the “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” program. It focuses on process changes that can assist prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before the scheduled flight departure.
- Please take a look at the AVP Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the terminal curbs.
- However, Federal regulations do not allow vehicles to wait for long periods at the terminal curbs, so drivers/guests can wait for arrivals in the free Cell Phone Lot, located just moments from the airport terminal on the entrance drive.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Wilkes-Barre Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
- For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
- To get the best fares to book a flight here.
There is only one passenger terminal with eight gates at the airport. Gates 1 and 2 are located on the lower level, while Gates 3 through 8 are located on the upper level.
For more information, please refer to the AVP Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Wilkes-Barre Regional Airport include American Airlines, Jet Blue, Delta Air Lines, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at AVP here.
The hourly Parking lot is one of the most convenient parking options at AVP Airport. There are roughly 1,100 parking spaces accessible near the terminal building.
First 5 mins - free
$1 for the first hour
$7.50 is the daily maximum
Another comfortable option to park at Wilkes-Barres is the Surface Lot. There are roughly 1,100 parking spaces accessible near the terminal building.
First 5 mins - free
$1.50 for two hours
$6.50 is the daily maximum
When it comes to getting to or from the airport, there are a variety of possibilities. Taxis, limos, public trains or buses, shared-ride vans, and the self-reliable option of driving and parking are all options.
The rental car agencies maintain an office in the baggage claim area of the Wilkes-Barre Regional Airport. Avis, Alamo, Hertz, are some of the well-known providers for rental cars.
Taxis at AVP Airport can be found at the North end of baggage claim at Door #7.
Buses & Trains
Wilkes-Barres station for buses is located outside the airport.
Amenities & Services
Whether you're in a hurry or have time to look around the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport's food and shopping selections, you'll most likely find something that suits your needs. It has
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address- 100 Terminal Drive, Avoca, PA 18641, USA
Phone: (570) 602 2000 /fax 2010
Wilkes-Barre Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- Many U.S. airfields built in the World War II era were motivated as much by military defense as they were by civil aviation. The government-funded construction of many airfields to develop a network that could be used by the military.
- In early 1945, the two counties entered into a legal agreement to co-sponsor and operate the airport. During the negotiations of on-site selection and the bi-county operation plan, it was agreed that Scranton, the larger city and alphabetical first and closest in mileage, should have second billing in the name.
- Construction of the airport took place from 1945 to June 1, 1947, when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport was dedicated.
- When cargo flights to Canada commenced in 1975, the airport became "international."
- Many celebrities have visited the airport. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have all flown on Air Force One for fundraisers and campaign trips.