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University Park Airport Renamed State College Regional Airport

The University Park Airport will now be known as the State College Regional Airport.

The new name clarifies the region the airport serves and will hopefully provide more economic support to Centre County. Currently, many travelers make the trek to Pittsburgh or Harrisburg for flights rather than the local alternative.

“With a new name, the State College Regional Airport will continue to provide outstanding service to travelers locally and throughout central Pennsylvania,” Penn State Senior Vice President for Finance and Business and University Treasurer Sara Thorndike said.  

Penn State is the official owner of the airport and is in charge of its operation, maintenance, planning, development, administration, and security. The Centre County Airport Authority (CCAA) is responsible for parking and overseeing the commercial airline operations, which includes daily flights to Philadelphia, Newark, and Chicago.

“This process has been a true collaboration between Penn State and the Airport Authority,” CCAA Board Chair Chris Groshel said. “Our goal has always been to build and promote the airport as a convenient transportation hub to serve central Pennsylvania. The State College Regional Airport name will facilitate travel for the many thousands of travelers who pass through our terminal annually.” 

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