Chamber partners with County Executive, BGM
A few months back, the Chamber partnered with the Broome County Executive’s office and the Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) to conduct a survey on business usage of BGM. Two interns from Binghamton University compiled a comprehensive list of businesses in the BGM catchment area to ask some very business specific questions about their usage of BGM or their flights in general.
They called many businesses directly to get this information from the heads of firms and the leaders of these companies. With the semester ending, and their internships wrapping up, we discussed their findings. Some of their findings included; the most important factor when deciding where to fly is the total time of air travel, and the least important factor is the perception of Airport Quality.
By far, when businesses fly out of other airports they use Syracuse Hancock International Airport and they utilize this airport due to the availability of direct flights and the cost of air travel. Also interesting is that Florida continues to be Broome County’s #1 destination with 3 Florida cities in the top ten destination cities. We are going to be using this information as we move forward in looking at different ways to ensure BGM’s future success.