New destinations possible at Youngstown airport

WRPA meets to discuss airport service

VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – Flying out of Youngstown seems to be catching on to vacationers in the area.

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport reported a 38 percent increase in passengers last year. There were 129,000 people who used the airport last year, which was 35,000 more than in 2013.

Allegiant Airlines is the only air service right now and the airport is hoping to add a new destination this year. Las Vegas still is not on the table, but Fort Lauderdale and New York City are.

“Stewart Airport is about a little less than an hour from New York City. It is right on a rail line. It would allow people to fly inexpensively back and forth to New York City or close to New York City,” said Dan Dickten, aviation director for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

As for daily service to Chicago, Dickten said they are still awaiting FAA approval for Air Dynamics to start service. Those flights fly into O’Hare airport.

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