The airport has been open for over 50 years and serves the Mahoning and Shenango (Steel) Valleys, and the Penn-Ohio Area (Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania). It is run by the Western Reserve Port Authority. The Authority is made up of members appointed by the Mahoning and Trumbull County Commissioners. The WRPA also plays a vital role in the regional economy as it is teamed up with the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce and is leading the role of cleaning up the Mahoning River.
At one time, US Airways, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and Vacation Express have all serviced the airport. For some time in the early 2000s the airport had no scheduled commercial service, but in 2006 Allegiant Air began scheduled service to Orlando, Florida bringing commercial air service back to Youngstown. Other local airports include Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Akron-Canton Regional Airport, and the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Terminal sits on the southeast end of the airport. Within the last five years, the terminal was renovated and expanded. The terminal has room for five airline ticket counters and offers Avis and Hertz rental cars. All restrooms in the facility were recently upgraded as well. The new addition, from the year 2000, expanded the airports gates from two to six and includes one jetway. The terminal provides seating for over 250,000 annually and can seat up to 300 at any given time.
Orlando or bust.(AIR TRAVEL)(The arrival of Allegiant Air at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport)(Brief article)
Jul 01, 2006; The arrival of Allegiant Air at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport was met with much fanfare in May. The Las Vegas-based...