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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (IATA: AVP, ICAO: KAVP) is an airport located in Avoca, Pennsylvania, near the border of Luzerne County and Lackawanna County, halfway between the cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.

Eight international airlines are capable of departing via Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International and since the spring of 2002, the airport introduced an expansive increase in the number of non-stop flights available across the nation. Air Force One has landed several times in Avoca for various presidential visits to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. In 1990, AVP was referenced in the film Home Alone when Catherine O'Hara's character gets stuck in the airport during a blizzard. The airport advertises itself as "your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Pocono Mountains." Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has just finished a major renovation on rebuilding an entirely new terminal. The new terminal has many conveniences such as jetways and a bigger waiting area and more gates.

Local people and passengers arriving at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport also have the convenience of renting a vehicle from a choice of four companies. These companies include Avis, Hertz, Budget, and National Alamo. There is also a limousine and courier service called Best Value. All of these companies are located in the baggage claim area of the terminal. AVP also has a restaurant and bar called Wings.


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport