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Binghamton Airport Tries To Keep Up As Industry Focuses On Hubs

  The Broome County airport is trying to figure out how to keep up in an airline industry focused on big planes and big airports.  The Federal Aviation Administration just offered the airport a $1.4 million grant to review existing infrastructure and figure out what needs to change. Airlines have pulled out of the airport recently; only Delta is left. “The airline industry has kinda changed in the past few years, where they’re more focused on growth between larger markets,” said Hickling. “They want to fly larger aircraft between larger markets. So smaller communities aren’t really in the business model of the airlines.” As it is, the airport does not generate enough revenue to sustain itself.