Saker Aviation Loses Bid to Prevent New FBO From Taking Over

Saker Aviation Services has lost its bid for a legal injunction preventing a competing FBO from taking over its Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport facility. The company has sued the airport board and the airport’s owners (Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties) for breach of contract, after officials refused to allow Saker to exercise the first of two five-year option renewals on the site. Saker’s injunction request would have allowed it to remain in operation at the airport until the resolution of the case, which is still pending in Lackawanna County Court.

Saker acquired the FBO in 2006 and its inherited lease contains provisions for the extensions. After breaking off initial negotiations with Saker, the airport board issued awarded a 15-year lease on the property to Aviation Technologies.