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The Penn's Northeast region is one of the most centrally located regions in the country.


Our close proximity means it's easy to transport goods, products and employees to New York, New Jersey, Boston, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and so many other areas. Add that to our low cost of living and our strong workforce and it's easy to see why so many businesses are moving to Northeastern Pennsylvania!


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

The main airport in our region is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport (AVP).  AVP provides direct daily flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, Orlando, Tampa, and Philadelphia.


AVP offers approximately 40 daily arrivals and departures to eight major hubs with one-stop service to more than 450 destinations worldwide.


AVP is also served by Aviation Technologies, one of the finest fixed base operators in the Northeastern United States.


The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is served by four carriers:

  • Allegiant
  • Delta
  • United
  • American Airlines


Several smaller airports are also located within our region:


  • Hazleton Muncipal Airport
  • Pocono Mountains Muncipal Airport
  • Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport.

There are three other airports located within a reasonable driving distance from our region.


Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
  • Located about one hour away from our region
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Served by most major airlines
  • Located about two hours away from our region
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Served by most major airlines
  • Located about two hours away from our region




Penn's Northeast has the huge benefit of a strong rail system. With such a strong system, it makes sense that many rail carriers use parts of our region as a keystone for rail transportation across the country. Our strong rail system makes it easy to transport goods from state to state quickly and at affordable rates.


Class One Railroads
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (The main service point for the Northeast located in Wyoming Valley)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
Short Line Railroads
  • Delaware - Lackawanna Railroad
  • Luzerne & Susquehanna Railroad
  • New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Co.
  • North Shore Railroad System
  • Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad Company
  • Stourbridge Railroad Co.


Non-Operator Railroad Owners
  • Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association, Inc.
  • Luzerne County Railroad Corporation 
  • PA Northeast Regional Railroad Authority 
  • SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority


Regional Intermodals
  • Taylor Intermodal



We’re just a short driving distance to most of the largest metropolitan areas in the country including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and Boston. Because of our great location, five main interstates run directly through our region. These interstates make it possible for you to reach almost every part of the Northeast quickly. With our excellent interstate and highway access, more than 95 million US and Canadian consumers are just an overnight drive away. 


Interstate 80 and 81 Corridor

Interstate 80 is a transcontinental interstate running east to west. This interstate connects San Francisco, California to The New York Metro region  From our region, you can drive I-80 through Northern New Jersey and reach New York City in around 2 hours. Interstate 81, a north-south interstate intersects Interstate 80 right in our region. I-81 stretches from Dandridge, Tennessee to Fisher’s Landing, New York at the United State/Canadian border.


I-476  I-84 and I-380

These interstates help connect our region to the rest of the eastern seaboard including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston and New York.  With all these main roads, and easy access to even more, more than 95 million US and Canadian consumers are just an overnight drive away. 


New York/ New Jersey

Port of New York/ New Jersey

The largest port complex on the East Coast, it’s located at the hub of the most concentrated and affluent consumer market in the world, with immediate access to interstate highways and rail networks.

Port of Newark/Elizabeth

The port at the center of the Northeast Corridor, is the second largest port by volume in North America and handles a large amount of containerized traffic.



Located at the center of the Northeast Corridor. Handles 5,100,385 tons and 367,499  containters with a growing percentage every year. You can reach this port in around two hours from the Penn's Northeast region. 



One of the largest shipping ports in the Unites States. This port serves two thirds of the eastern seaboard. Last year, the Port of Baltimore received 36.3 Million Tons of shipments and 440,000 containers. It is one of the few ports that is already prepared to accomodate Super Post-Panamax ships. The Port of Baltimore is about 3 hours from the Penn's Northeast region. 


Great Lakes

You can achieve easy access to Canada through several ports located on the Great Lakes. The Port of Erie is located just a few hours from our region. 

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