Marcellus Shale Drilling Saves the Williamsport, PA Airport

In 2004, US Airways stopped flying from Williamsport, PA to Pittsburgh, leaving only flights to Philadelphia to tie the Williamsport airport with the rest of the world. And in 2008, US Airways announced they would even stop those flights. Things looked pretty bleak for the airport. Then it all changed.

Today, US Airways is upgrading the capacity of its flights to Philly. And word on the street is that another carrier (affiliated with United) will soon start flying out of Williamsport with direct flights to Chicago twice a day. Why the change? Drilling in the Marcellus Shale of course!

Read the good news story here: Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Jan 31) – Local airport use growing

  • Wmpstpride

    lets hope it all falls into place quickly, The area surely could use the airline competion. The current staff at the airport from USairways employee’s to the most friendly TSA staff. It is on best areas to live in PA and the community is very convient to NY, Baltimore, Pitt and Phiia, and Canada vacation spots. Lets push this along….