|Westmoreland County's airports are an extremely valuable asset and have a positive impact on the communities they serve. In addition to providing jobs and income, the county's five airports encourage the growth of business and industries that utilize general aviation transportation.
Businesses and residents alike have direct access to the county's booming Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe. Classified as a scheduled service airport by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation, the Airport offers a variety of amenities, including free parking and admission to its first-class terminal. The Arnold Palmer Regional Airport's location is within two hours or less flight time to over 65 percent of the U.S. population.
Westmoreland is less than an hour from the Pittsburgh International Airport, which was ranked #1 airport in the United States and #3 in the world by the readers of Conde Naste Traveler magazine.
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Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
|The Airport started as the Longview Flying Field in 1924. Complimenting a rich history rooted in some of the earliest pioneers of aviation, the name was changed to Arnold Palmer Regional in 1999 to honor the Youngstown native golf legend who grew up less than a mile from the runway where he watched the world’s first official airmail pickup in 1939 and later learned to fly himself.
In 1998, a $5.3 million renovation of the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport doubled the terminal size and modernized the facility. Significant growth today, as a result of the airport's new passenger service provided by Spirit Airlines, has officials pushing for a new $20 million terminal that could handle as many as 1000 passengers at a time. The popularity of Spirit Airlines' low-cost flights to Myrtle Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando has boosted the airport's economic impact by 45% since 2011 and has spurred an explosion of activity in surrounding communities.
Spirit Airlines - Direct Flights - 1 (801) 401-2200
L.J. Associates - (724) 537-0520
Vee Neal Aviation - (724) 539-4533
DeNunzio's Chophouse - (724) 539-3980