Binghamton airport to feature non-stop flights to and from Florida

Southern Tier residents will soon be able to book a nonstop flight from Binghamton to a pair of popular destinations in Florida, Orlando and Fort Myers.

Avelo Airlines announced Wednesday that it will start flying out of Greater Binghamton Airport beginning Nov. 16, offering introductory one-way fares starting at $79 for flights between BGM and Orlando International Airport and Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport.

Binghamton is the first New York destination in Avelo’s US network. The company took flight in April 2021 and has since flown more than one million customers on more than 8,500 flights.

“Southern Tier residents can now choose from two sun-soaked nonstop destinations — Orlando and Florida’s majestic Gulf Coast,” said Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “Say hello to convenient and cost-friendly hometown airport access to the Sunshine State and say goodbye to long and expensive gas-guzzling drives to those other distant New York airports.”

Non-stop Florida flights address a longtime need

Once a busy travel center in the Town of Maine, the Greater Binghamton Airport’s flight calendar includes only one arrival and one departure per day, to and from Detroit via Delta. Travelers then connect with other domestic and international flights from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport .

Mark Heefner, the airport’s Commissioner of Aviation, said service to Florida has been requested by the community for over 20 years.

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