Preparations underway to tear down old airport terminal


The old terminal building at Wilkes-Bare/Scranton International Airport is about to come down.

Travelers will notice the demolition over the next several weeks.

The goal is to have it finished *before the air show later this summer.

The new terminal was built in 2006, but officials needed to utilize the tower at the former terminal until a few years ago.

“Once that was done, it was actually full-speed ahead,” said Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley.

“There’s remediation inside, that’s all finished. Now it’s a matter of coming in and tearing through the scrap and tearing the building down. It’s a great day for Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties today.”

Leaders say a blacktop for parking will replace the former building.

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