Watertown international airport http://wrvo.org en Watertown airport switching flights from Chicago to Philly as airlines merge http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-airport-switching-flights-chicago-philly-airlines-merge <p></p><p>The Watertown airport has been much busier since it started offering direct air service to Chicago rather than Albany just over two years ago. Now, the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways is causing a switch in destination again.</p><p>Direct flights to Philadelphia will replace those to Chicago beginning May 8.</p><p>A regional carrier for American Airlines now provides the Chicago service. American merged with U.S. Airways in December. Philadelphia, a hub for U.S. Airways, is closer, and therefore a cheaper major hub for the airline to get to from Watertown.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:49:30 +0000 Joanna Richards 52013 at http://wrvo.org Watertown airport switching flights from Chicago to Philly as airlines merge Watertown Airport recieves federal grant for improvements http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-airport-recieves-federal-grant-improvements <p>The Watertown International Airport has seen huge growth in the past year, with a switch from nine-seater to 44-seater planes and direct connections to Chicago. Now the airport will be able to catch up on some overdue infrastructure, with a $2 million grant from the federal government. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:15:31 +0000 Joanna Richards 26741 at http://wrvo.org