BERN TWP., Pa. — After almost twenty years with out scheduled airline service, the Studying Regional Airport might as soon as once more discover its terminal bustling with passengers.
Zackary Tempesco, the airport’s supervisor, knowledgeable the Studying Regional Airport Authority at its month-to-month assembly on Tuesday that an airline has submitted an preliminary proposal to offer two weekly nonstop flights between the Bern Township airfield and Orlando, with the choice of increasing service to fulfill demand.
Tempesco declined to establish the airline, telling 69 Information that it is too early within the processes to place a full highlight on the proposal. He mentioned the airline plans to hunt enter from the neighborhood to make sure there’s sufficient curiosity within the Studying-to-Orlando service earlier than it proceeds with its submission of a proper proposal.
As of now, the one approach to fly nonstop from Berks County to Orlando is by reserving a visit by Boscov’s Journey. The company transports its shoppers to and from the Sunshine State aboard chartered Boeing 737s flown by Southwest Airways.
It is no secret that Orlando is a well-liked place for vacationers from southeastern Pennsylvania to go to, primarily due to the theme parks. Orlando Worldwide Airport is constantly the highest vacation spot for folks flying out of Philadelphia Worldwide Airport, in line with a 2021 report by Slacker, which discovered that 615,790 traveled from PHL to MCO between July 2019 and June 2020.
Previous to Sept. 11, 2001, Studying Regional Airport supplied 15 each day flights to Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, connecting vacationers to home and worldwide locations, however the 9/11 terrorist assaults introduced a major drop in air journey. Solely three each day flights to and from Pittsburgh had been being supplied in September 2004, when Mesa Airways, which operated flights for U.S. Airways, canceled the journeys, thus ending business service on the airport.
Every week later, U.S. Airways filed for chapter for the second time in two years. The corporate later merged with American Airways.
In 2006, the Berks County commissioners tried to influence Delta Airways to supply service at RDG, however that effort did not go anyplace.