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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport Breaks Passenger Mark

April 25, 2019 GMT

PITTSTON TWP. — The local airport broke its passenger departure record for the eighth month in a row in March, shattering the previous record with a massive increase over a year ago. The 25,431 passengers who flew out of the airport in March marked a 41.2% increase from the 18,012 last year. Last March, departures dropped 14.4% from 2017, mainly because Allegiant Air pulled out two months earlier. Last month also broke the March 2017 record of 21,054 departures. Airport officials attributed the sharp increase since last year to new flights to Chicago added by American Airlines and United Airlines. Check back for updates.