Niagara Falls International Airport

Tower at Falls airport not on FAA closure list

Mar 22, 2013

The air traffic control tower at the Niagara Falls International Airport, which was a potential victim of sequestration budget cuts, will remain open.

WBFO News file photo

A big batch of federal funding is coming to the Niagara Falls International Airport.  

Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul joined Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority leaders at the Airport Thursday morning.  

Hochu announced that the Federal Aviation Administration will provide $11.7 million to rebuild the main runway at the Falls Airport.  

Niagara Falls carrier Direct Air files for bankruptcy

Mar 16, 2012

Direct Air, which suddenly suspended its flights this week into and out of Niagara Falls International Airport, filed for bankruptcy today.  The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based airline is seeking Chapter 11 protection. 

Papers filed with a bankruptcy court in Massachusetts indicate liabilities between $10 million and 50 million.  The Buffalo News reports Direct Air owes $88,000 in landing fees to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. 

Myrtle Beach-based discount airline Direct Air, which abruptly canceled its entire schedule Monday, is shutting down all flight operations for two months. 

Direct Air marketing officer Ed Warneck told the Myrtle Beach Sun News today the company missed a fuel payment, causing its supplier to pull the plug.  In his initial comments to the newspaper prior to the suspension announcement, Warneck had said flights would resume this week.

Falls airport gets business boost

Jan 12, 2012
WBFO News photo by Jim Pastrick

A group of proponents for the Niagara Falls International Airport have announced the formation of a not-for-profit organization.  It's called the Niagara Falls Airport Stakeholder Group, Incorporated.

State Senator George Maziarz said the  Stakeholders Group and Niagara Falls International Airport would like to attract more charter airlines and passengers to the airport.