Catch A Direct Flight From Binghamton To New York

By Kerri O'Hara

July 22, 2010 Updated May 7, 2007 at 7:00 PM EDT

It's off.

The first non-stop flight from Greater Binghamton bound for the big apple.

The community asked and Delta delivered.

"Delta has heard you loud and clear that this was a much needed service in your area," says Brenda Jones of Delta.

Travelers now have a choice of two round trip flights daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

In about one hour it will take you from the runway in at the Greater Binghamton airport to arrival gate at JFK.

In February, Delta made the announcement of the new flights, thanks in part to the efforts of Senator Charles Schumer.

"He's our champion for better and more affordable air service and we are truly grateful," says Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala.

Delta says another determining factor was the demand from local businesses, especially Lockheed Martin in Owego.

"The chamber represents about 1 thousand businesses and 50 thousand employees just imagine the usage of this flight," says Catherine Glover of the Greater Binghamton Chamber.

The county executive says she's first in line.

"I've traveled to New York City and I will not drive. I'm not brave enough and I've taken the bus, that's ok, but this is going to be a little quicker and I'm certainly going to test it," says one traveler.

Now with service to both New York City and Atlanta, Delta connects our region to 121 destinations around the country and the world.

Delta's introductory offer for the flights is 99 dollars each way.

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