Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
- Project Delivery & Construction Manager
- Finance Manager
- Asset Manager
- Activation Manager
- Facility Manager
- Fueling Manager
Discussion of the $11 million Quick Turn-Around facility started in fall 2015 after Conrac Solutions connected with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) regarding the need for an on-airport rent-a-car solution to provide fleet turnaround services for rent-a-car brands servicing those traveling in Lackawanna and Luzerne County and beyond.
By 2016, Conrac Solutions Project Delivery (CS Project Delivery) was commissioned by the airport to complete prefeasibility project plans including project scope, budget and schedule along with locating a site. While the COVID-19 pandemic delayed progress, on July 28, 2022, the project received approval from the AVP board of directors and rent-a-car industry to proceed with closing of financing provided by iCON Infrastructure.
After financing closed in August 2022, CS Project Delivery received the Notice to Proceed to construct a Quick Turn-Around facility at AVP with expected opening in Nov. 2023. Notably, the facility will include a covered walkway alongside the Ready Return area to protect rent-a-car customers from weather elements.
Project News Releases
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Breaks Ground on Rent-A-Car Facility
AVOCA, PA., – October 26, 2022 – Today, elected officials, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP), Conrac Solutions, rent-a-car industry and project stakeholders gathered to break ground on the new Quick Turn-Around rent-a-car facility at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. The new facility will improve rental operations by consolidating all car fueling, cleaning and maintenance for the six on-airport rent-a-car brands in a single, on-airport location. Opening is scheduled November 2023.
“The groundbreaking of this state-of-the-art facility will allow AVP to better service our ground transportation customers, as well as improve efficiency with our ground transportation partners,” stated Carl R. Beardsley, Jr., AVP Executive Director.
Through the Tenant Development Approach, Conrac Solutions will provide development, financing and operation of the Quick Turn-Around facility. The 2.68-acre site will include a 13,000 square foot building accommodating two automated car washes, offices and break room, six fueling stations, one above-ground fuel tank and staging for more than 300 vehicles. Additionally, the project facility will include the installation of a covered walkway alongside the vehicle Ready Return area to improve the passenger experience by providing protection from weather elements.
No taxpayer money is used to build the facility. Financing of the $11 million project is supported solely by the Customer Facility Charge charged to rental customers. The financing was arranged by Conrac Solutions Capital and provided by iCON Infrastructure LLP. Under the financing structure, the Airport and rent-a-car industry bear no financial obligations for the facility construction cost or long-term maintenance of the facility.
Scranton-based L.R. Costanzo Construction Services Co., Inc. will lead the project’s design and building, with PGAL as architect.
“We appreciate the opportunity to have teamed with the rent-a-car industry and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to bring the vision for an enhanced AVP Airport to fruition. We are also excited to work with regional partners to provide an improved transportation solution to those traveling in northeastern Pennsylvania,” says Conrac Solutions’ CEO Michael Minerva.
“Hertz is accelerating the adoption of electrification by investing in the largest rental fleet of electric vehicles in North America and expanding the availability of charging stations,” said Scott Pflueger, The Hertz Corporation Director, Properties & Concessions. “The new Consolidated Quick Turn-Around Facility at AVP, is another way to provide the general public with a premium electric experience while reducing carbon emissions.”
More information about the project may be viewed at www.conracsolutions.com/AVP