PITTSTON TWP. — Demolition of the old terminal at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is under way, and officials believe it will be leveled in time for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show that’s expected to draw big crowds next month.
Crews are now working inside the building, removing and separating metal so it can be recycled.
While the old terminal should be completely torn down by the start of the air show Aug. 12, new pavement is not expected to be in place by then.
Some people previously expressed concerns about the terminal blocking their view of the show.
“And that’s one of the real reasons why we went forward with the project is that not only was it an obstruction, but it’s become kind of an eyesore. … It’s a very historic building and we certainly recognize that, but the time was right to move on with the new terminal building,” said Carl Beardsley, airport executive director.