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About Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is a civil and military airport that is located in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. The airport facilitates a fairly even mix of commercial flights, general aviation and military flights.

Airlines that fly from the airport include US carriers that fly domestically within the US, mainly connecting Onocandaga County with other destinations in the east of the US.

There are currently no airlines that use Syracuse Hancock International Airport as a hub.

The airport opened in 1928, with the first commercial flights from American Airlines and the now-defunct Colonial Airlines and Robinson/Mohawk Airlines.

What is the airport code for Syracuse Hancock Airport?

The airport code for Syracuse Hancock International Airport is SYR.

Airport Location

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is located northeast of downtown Syracuse. The airport is between a 10–20-minute drive away from downtown Syracuse.


Airport information sign

There is a selection of different facilities within the airport, both pre and post-security. But, with the majority facilities post-security.

Facilities Include:

  • Free WIFI
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • ATMs
  • Rental cars
  • Baby care room
  • Passenger services

Lounges Include:

Gregory J.Harris Military Courtesy Room

The Gregory J.Harris Military Courtesy Room is the only lounge at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The lounge is exclusive for members of the military and their families.

Located at: Main terminal building (at security)

  • Free snacks
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • TV screens



The airport has two 2,000m+ long runways — runway 10/28 and runway 15/33.

Runway 10/28 (2,744m in length) is the main runway at the airport, which is used for all operations at the airport. Both 10 and 28 is used for departures and arrivals but and will be used depending on the direction of the wind.

15/33 (2,286m in length) is the smaller runway at the airport. This runway is very rarely used.


There's one main terminal building at Syracuse Hancock International Airport that is split into two separate sections that are connected to each other — the South Terminal A and the North Terminal B.

South Terminal A

The South Terminal A is where airlines American Airlines, Allegiant, jetBlue and part of Frontier operate from.

North Terminal B

The North Terminal B is where airlines Delta, United and the other part of Frontier operate from.

Airlines that fly to Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

There are currently no airlines that use the airport as a hub.

Here's a full list of airlines that operate from Syracuse Hancock International.

Allegiant Air USA
American Airlines USA
American Eagle USA
Delta & Delta Connection USA
Frontier Airlines USA
jetBlue USA
United & United Express Germany

Top Destinations

Top Domestic Routes

May 2018–April 2019
Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 187,930 American Airlines, Frontier, United
2 Atlanta, Georgia 139,790 Delta
3 Charlotte, North Carolina 120,720 American Airlines
4 New York–JFK, New York 100,590 Delta, jetBlue
5 Detroit, Michigan 78,280 Delta

How to get to Syracuse Hancock International Airport

By driving

Syracuse Hancock International Airport can be accessed directly off of Interstate 81 (north–south), which is connected to Interstate 90 and the New York State Thruway.

There are both parking facilities and car rental services at the airport.

By taxi

Like most of New York, taxis can be flagged down in the street. However, you might want to pre-order a taxi if for convenience and peace of mind. This can be done by done at the person(s) in charge of your accommodation, for example, at the front desk of a hotel.

By bus

The public bus system in Syracuse, Centro, doesn't stop at Syracuse International Airport. The closest bus station that Centro travels to is William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center, which is a few miles away from the airport. There are many taxis situated outside of William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center that will drive you to the airport.