In aviation, like real-estate sales, location is everything. The jet charter airport at Dubois Regional in Pennsylvania is a good example. Though Dubois (pop 8,000) would hardly boast of being a major urban hub, their regional airport is a crucial air connector to northern Pennsylvania.
Named after local timber entrepreneur, John Dubois, the community was primarily a lumber town until the discovery of coal in the area. Both resources spurred the community’s steady growth.
Located 100 miles north of Pittsburgh, Dubois Regional links commercial air passengers to major centers such as Baltimore and Pittsburgh. One of the advantages of choosing Dubois is the airport’s proximity to ground transportation infrastructure. Passengers and cargo starting in Dubois can continue with ground transportation east-west via Interstate Highway 80, or north-south via Route 219. Charter passengers can deplane, get into a limo or rental vehicle, and travel to their final destination without the traffic snarls of the larger airport hubs.
The airport has a single 5,500-foot asphalt runway. This is ideal for short-hop commuter turboprops, and charter jets up to the super mid-size category.
The facility offers the essential services of a small regional airport, including restaurant and lounge with bar, competitively-priced aviation refueling and free parking.