For the past couple weeks, you have had articles about building a new expensive airport terminal. We don't need a new terminal if 88 % of locals fly out of other nearby airports.
I would gladly sit in a cold, empty hangar at the local airport waiting for flights if the local airport had flights at reasonable costs.
I just puled up ticket prices for a vacation to Mexico city in January or February. The price for a roundtrip flight to fly out of Williamsport is $610 vs $485 at 8 other airports in easy driving distance. For a couple, the difference is $250 that could pay for driving to another airport; parking for a week; cost of a hotel within two blocks of the Mexico City Zocalo for the week; entrance fees to several museums.
If 88 percent of locals don't use the facility, why not tear it down? Quit throwing tax payers money down this rathole!