Avoca International Airport Announces New Service

 Breeze Airways, the U.S.’ only NLCC, or ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier,’ today announced new service from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) to Orlando, FL, starting January 30, 2024.  Fares on the new nonstop routes start from $59* one-way, if purchased by November 14, for travel by September 3, 2024.

Along with the new routes, Breeze is also currently offering 35%** off roundtrip bookings using the code ‘BENICE’ which is applicable also on the new routes from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA to:

  • Orlando, FL (Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting January 30, 2024, Nice from $59* one way).

“This is great news that Breeze Airways will be serving Northeastern Pennsylvania with service to Orlando,” said Carl R. Beardsley, Jr., AVP Executive Director. “Orlando is one of our top destinations, and we are excited that Breeze will provide our area’s families and businesses with convenient, nonstop service to Orlando.”

“Breeze’s focus is on connecting underserved markets, adding nonstops between cities without existing service,” said Breeze Airways’ President Tom Doxey. “As we introduce service from Wiles-Barre/Scranton, we’re proud to bring an affordable and convenient new travel option to Orlando.”

Recognized by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the Top 5 Best U.S. Airlines for the second consecutive year, Breeze offers Guests both bundled and a la carte options known as NiceNicer and, on flights operated with the Airbus A220-300, Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes two checked bags, priority boarding and Breeze Ascent—the carrier’s premium inflight experience featuring 2×2 recliner-style seating and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.  

Breeze doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure and offers other benefits such as free family seating and a la carte pricing. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Learn more about Breeze’s flight offerings via our site or the app.

AVP Cargo Feasibility Study

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is undertaking an Air Cargo Feasibility Study Update for the airport with the objective of informing strategic development. Their effort entails extensive quantitative and geographic research, in addition to multiple outreach approaches to garner feedback directly from the cargo industry and its customers.

They will be hosting two virtual workshops on the topic:

  • Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1 PM EST – A one-hour workshop, with 30 minutes being a regional air cargo overview, followed by a 30-minute group discussion of regional cargo challenges and opportunities with representatives of the invited air carriers, handlers, forwarders, trucking companies, and shippers.
  • November 4, 2021 at 10 AM EST  – A 30-minute briefing session to outline the study and our efforts. This session, which will be less technical in nature, is intended to provide local government representatives and transportation agencies with information on the cargo study.

Please contact Carl Beardsley, Executive Director at 570-602-2000 or cbeardsley@flyavp.com October 22, 2021 with the following information:

  • I am willing to participate in an interview. (yes/no)
  • I would like more information about the workshop/session. (yes/no)
  • I would like to be excluded from any further communications about this effort. (yes/no)
  • Preferred contact (name of individual and company) and means of communication
  • Phone number
  • Email

Only those responding affirmatively will be contacted by the consultant team. A platform link will be sent via email in advance. We look forward to your participation and sincerely appreciate your time in support our efforts to evaluate air cargo potential at AVP.