Description of the Indicator
This indicator measures several air and freight travel factors for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. This indicator uses Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport data and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Not all carriers have reported their data.

Why is it important?
Airports provide local residents easy travel access for work and/or pleasure, affecting various business operations and can impact a region’s quality of life. Understanding the current status of airport transportation data can help optimize infrastructure capacity and enhance the travel experience.

How is the region performing?
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport experienced a 6.9 percent decrease in the number of passengers from 2022 to 2023, a 39.3 percent decrease from the overall highs seen in 2019. The percentage of on-time departures and arrivals experienced a 1.2 percent decrease from 2022 to 2023 and is 49.9 percent lower than the high values recorded in 2019. Additionally, the percentage of on-time departures and arrivals decreased by one and seven percent, respectively. Freight decreased slightly from 2022 to 2023 and has not rebounded from COVID-19.