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PenAir Announces New Service from Plattsburgh International Airport

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News


PenAir logoANCHORAGE, ALASKA – PenAir, one of Alaska’s largest regional airlines, will begin service between Plattsburgh, New York, and Boston’s Logan International Airport. Non-stop flights begin on June 15th with 2 flights per day, Monday thru Friday and one flight each Saturday and Sunday. The Plattsburgh to Boston inaugural flight will be flight 161 departing Plattsburgh at 3:05PM, arriving Boston’s Logan Airport at 4:30 PM on June 14, 2012.

“We are excited to start our venture into this market and to bringing our brand of customer service to the Northeast. We are an established 57-year old Alaskan company that prides ourselves on customer service, safety and reliability”, says Hall.

An introductory fare of $66.00 (inclusive of tax) each way will be available on or by calling central reservations at 800-448-4226 starting May 21st. Seats are limited and travel is good from June 15 – June 28, 2012.

The full schedule of flights below officially starts June 15, 2012.

PenAir Schedule - Plattsburgh/Boston

All schedules and fares are available at or by contacting PenAir Central Reservations at 800-448-4226.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome PenAir to our community. They are an airline that prides itself on delivering
excellent service and customer satisfaction. These are two qualities we are thrilled to offer passengers we serve. We have no doubt that PenAir will be successful at Plattsburgh International Airport.” states James Langley, Jr., Chairperson of the Clinton County Legislature.

“We welcome PenAir’s commitment to this special market and look forward to working with them to continue to build the future of Plattsburgh International Airport’, states Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce which serves as the marketing and development agency for the airport. “We are especially pleased that they will be basing aircraft and crewmembers here, representing an additional commitment. Now everyone can help the airport development effort by making maximum use of PenAir for both personal and business travel.”

PenAir will also begin service from Boston Logan International Airport to Bar Harbor, ME on May 24, 2012 and Boston to Presque Isle, ME on June 15, 2012.

PenAir is one of the largest regional airlines in Alaska and one of the largest operators of Saab 340 aircraft in the United States. Operations began in a remote village of Alaska in 1955 with a 2-seater-Taylorcraft aircraft. PenAir now operates 11 Saab, 30-passenger aircraft, employs over 500 people in the state of Alaska and is training and hiring over 50 employees on the East Coast. Founder Orin Seybert recently retired from the day to day operations of the company and turned the reigns over to his son, Danny Seybert, who is the Chairmen of the Board and CEO. The airline is a codeshare partner with Alaska Airlines and has electronic ticketing agreements with American, Delta, Alaska, USAir, United and several other carriers.

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Adirondack Missile Camp

February 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Adirondack Life

Adirondack Airpark EstatesDork that I may be, I admit to flying many a bush-plane on Flight Simulator; I discovered one of my favorite local landing spots is up for sale.  There’s a craigslist ad which seems to confirm this.

Dude!  I totally want this place.  It might sound quite “Adirondack” at first, but read on for a really mind-blowing treat:


Nestled in the Adirondack State Park between Lake Champlain and Lake Placid along the Saranac River valley in Saranac, NY.   Adirondack Airpark Estates (NY17) is the perfect getaway .  Abundant wildlife and tall pines grace the property.  The area offers endless outdoor activities year-round including golf, world class skiing, fishing, boating, kayaking , backpacking, hunting, horseback riding and more… A short drive brings you to Lake Placid, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake and Montreal.  Local fire emergency and medical help are within five miles. (link)

Sounds pretty dang awesome.

It gets even better – Missile Silo Luxury Home:


  • Exclusive Airport Subdivision Nestled in Upstate NY’s Adirondack State Park


  • FAA/DOT approved private paved runway
  • Up to 100 acres of manicured ground, forest and trails
  • Privacy, security and low taxes. Year-round activities.
  • Knowledgeable caretaker available.


  • 2000 sf 28 window open floor plan home w/ kitchen, island fireplace and wrap around covered porch and hanger/garage.
    Master suite and 2 additional baths complete the surface part of this beautiful mountain chalet.
  • Surface home acts as surface entrance to  large 125′ long stairwell leading to LCC and Silo or use a  unique escape hatch which will bring one to the upper  LLC.


  • 2 Story 3′ thick epoxy resin formulated concrete reinforced with stainless steel mesh structure is 40′ diameter containing 2300 sf luxury home with full kitchen, dinning, entertainment center, with 2 private suites and exquisite marble baths with Jacuzzi.
  • Contemporary fiber optic effect lighting along with natural sunlight rendition back lighting. Has escape hatch leading directly to surface home garage above. High circulation venting (two 18″ vent tubes.)
  • Video surveillance exposing 360 degree view of surface.


  • 4 wells / 200 amp electrical / phone / satellite / 1800 gallon septic


  • Climate constant/approx. 58 degree earth ambient temperature.
  • 50′ Diameter X 185′ / 9 floor steel superstructure.
  • Entire steel superstructure hangs from gigantic spring suspension system designed to absorb shock of a direct nuclear hit.
  • Unlimited Possibilities!!!


  • Original Gov’t cost for complex in 1958
  • $18 Million (Present value is near $100 Million)
  • 2.3M CASH only.”

So cool.  These features would surely satisfy my every need.

I wonder if I can get a loan?

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Airport Mileage and Bacon

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments · News

Flying PigWith the constant harping about how crappy our economy is and how profligate our fearless leader is, I’m surprised that the drive-by media let’s this kind of stuff get by. Well, maybe not that surprised.

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Breaking up with GPX

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

KML is now an international standard!”

Is KML really the one for me? Who knows? I’ll let all those fancy organizations and their “stakeholders” sort it out. Google has released KML to the wild. I’ve got a new crush.

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Essential Air Service is Bad

December 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments · News

I am not an airline industry expert, but I am an air traveler and a taxpayer. I ran across this article many months ago when I started following the developments surrounding the airport here in Plattsburgh. While I believe there is potential here, I firmly also hold to the idea that trying to remediate our terrible New York business environment through taxpayer-funded subsidies will never work. In a recent interview with our de-facto Clinton County economic development head, ANN’s Paul Plack gets the official story about how we went from SAC base with nuclear bombers to Plattsburgh International Airport with flights to Florida:

Special Feature: Gary Douglas, Plattsburgh International Airport
(I had to use IE to get this page to work, Gads…)

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Plattsburgh International to Lose Big Sky

December 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments · News

Whoa! Look what I just read on TU The Buzz Business News:

Big Sky ending all upstate air service

The Billings, Mont.-based regional carrier, which flew in the Northeast and Midwest as Delta Connection, will end that service Jan. 7, it announced Wednesday afternoon.

The company blamed bad weather, weak revenue and high fuel prices for its decision.

The move leaves communities from Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake to Watertown, Massena and Ogdensburg without regular air service. Plattsburgh does have twice-weekly flights to Florida.

Earlier this week, Big Sky confirmed it would end its Boston-Albany flights on Jan. 7, three days after Colgan Air, flying as US Airways Express, ends its own service on the route. Albany airport officials said they’re seeking another carrier to serve the route. (Link)

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Plattsburgh International Airport Highlighted at Home Show

March 11th, 2007 · 4 Comments · News

The new and improved Plattsburgh International Airport will be the main focus of attention at the upcoming Montreal National Home Show. I’m not a huge fan of this type of promotion, but some still swear by traditional methods. The results of a voluntary survey of attendees will be “directly used by the chamber in its continuing air service development efforts.” It’s not just marketing science, but an added bonus, as those “inquiries” could also be used in a fancy tourism CPI formula!

The one page website put up for the airport seems a bit weak considering almost $200,000 in “community support” has been collected to promote this venture. What we really need is for the spokesperson of the home show to let us use her picture on the site. Of course, that might be false advertising.

Travelers heading to or from the Adirondacks or Champlain Valley may find that Plattsburgh is a viable choice – someday. Till then, the best airport choices remain Burlington – VT (BTV), Albany – NY (ALB), or Montreal – QC (YUL). The notable exception, for the moment, is the Adirondack Regional Airport. Last I checked, Continental was still offering $78 Round-trip fares between Albany and Saranac Lake. That is an awesome deal!

Plattsburgh International Airport to be promoted in Montreal

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