Niagara County leaders and officials of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority welcomed a very special flight into Niagara Falls International Airport on July 23.
Ed Warneck, president of Direct Air, the low-cost airline that has been providing regular service out of the Town of Niagara-based airport, flew in to announce the addition of regular flights to Palm Beach International Airport. The new route will begin flying in November.
Flights to Niagara Falls International Airport will operate on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, along with the current schedule that includes Myrtle Beach, S.C., and in Florida, both Melbourne and Fort Myers-Punta Gorda.
Warneck - and his announcement - were warmly received by a group of Niagara County officials that included Niagara County legislature Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster, R-Ransomville, and Legislators John D. Ceretto, R-Lewiston, Danny W. Sklarski, D-Niagara, and Pete Smolinski, R-North Tonawanda, as well as state Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane and Henry Sloma, acting chairman of the NFTA.Maziarz, and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority have been instrumental in the past year in securing Direct Air's regularly scheduled flights from the airport.