The number of people flying out of the Greater Binghamton Airport declined in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Broome County aviation commissioner David Hickling said boardings at the airport last year were down about three percent.

Despite the decline, Hickling said the airport boardings appear to be stabilizing. He noted in recent years, boardings from the town of Maine facility had dropped by a significantly bigger percentage.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Hickling said he's hoping the airport "can turn that corner and start building back up" this year.

The airport now has regular scheduled service provided by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.

American Airlines - which completed its merger with US Airways last October - recently dropped one of its daily flights out of Binghamton.

Hickling said it's expected to be a temporary, seasonal change. He said county officials were "a little surprised" that American decided to move to only one departure a day.

Hickling said American representatives have said they plan to have two flights a day from the airport starting in April and three daily flights beginning in June.

American provides service to Philadelphia, while Delta flies to Detroit and United offers connections to flights out of Newark.

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