Direct Flight to Bahamas Planned from W-B/Scranton Airport

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PITTSTON TOWNSHIP -- Travelers in northeastern Pennsylvania will have a new international destination to fly directly to in a couple of months.

Airport officials say that, starting in September, folks can fly from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport to Freeport in the Bahamas and back.

There's a lot hanging on the route's success, because it's the first international flight from this airport in decades.

Airport officials unveiled a giant map showing the route Tuesday morning.

Regional Sky will fly from the airport to Freeport in the Bahamas.

The round trip will cost about $577.

Regional Sky is also offering a second option that includes a stay at a casino and resort in Freeport. The cost for that is $977 a person.

If the flights to the Bahamas do well, the airport says it could add other international routes in the future.

Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz is the airport board vice chairman.

"I'm really excited. I know my wife and I are going on this, and we're just deciding if we're going to bring the kids. So that's what we're deciding now and I know we need to make up our mind quickly because we don't want the plane selling out."

The flight from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport to Freeport in the Bahamas will take about two and a half hours.

RegionalSky.com is booking now for the first flight scheduled for September 19.

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