Syracuse Hancock Airport Threatened By the Price of Gasoline SYR Hancock International Airport Affected a Lot by The Gas Price

Increasing fuel price put the airline industry under strain

Yoki Tang:
“Central New York is fortunate as gas prices continue to fall compared to rising gas prices nationwide. However, rising jet fuel prices across the u-s, due to higher gasoline prices, pose a significant challenge to airlines. Communications specialist, Matthew Szwejbka, at Syracuse Hancock international Airport said the drop in gasoline prices is a relief to the airport’s ground vehicle services.”

Matthew Szwejbka:

“From the airport perspective, as prices start to slowly go back up again, that does increase our costs. For example, for the vehicles that we own.”

“According to Szwejbka, when gasoline prices rise, airports will have to increase their budgets and only be able to find funding throughout the inner system. This leads to a direct impact on air fares.”


“If those costs go up, those costs do get passed along to the airlines as they operate at our airport. So over time, higher gas prices can be seen in ticket prices.”

“With gas prices still higher nationwide, it causes short-term pain on airports and increases marginal costs of flying and transportation services. However, Central New Yorkers are benefiting from the low gas prices in Central New York because now they have lower costs on ticket and ground transportation services.”

“From Bureau Of Transportation Services, average domestic airline fares in Hancock of Q2 is neatly four hundred forty-three dollars after the inflation in gas price, and nearly three hundred forty-three dollars in Q1 which listed as the rank of 83.A-A-A communications specialist, Valerie Puma told me the reason for these prices is the fear of inflation in the u-s and less demand than supply of gas in this fall.”

Valerie Puma:

“So, when a recession, when people are afraid that that’s going to happen, then prices need to start going down, people aren’t going to be buying things up because they’re worried there won’t be that money there later.”


“Until this Thursday morning, gas prices were about 3 dollars and thirty-nine cents. That’s a good number for most New York State residents as well as the airport. But the future is unpredictable. Now, it’s a good time to fill up your car’s gas tank or buy a plane ticket, having a fun trip before a winter snowstorm hits. In Syracuse,Yoki Tang, N-C-C news.”

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Surging crude oil prices are contributing to an increase in the cost of gasoline. As drivers contend with $5 a gallon gasoline prices nationwide, the cost of fueling aircraft is also rising.

Just as the aviation industry hits its stride after the long shellacking by the COVID-19 pandemic, another crisis looms—airline fuel prices.

As gas prices rise nationwide, they continue to fall in Onondaga County and Syracuse Hancock International Airport is feeling relief.

Officials at the airport said they do not need to adjust their budget this year.

Every year we do an estimate of how expensive it’s going to be to do a variety of things at the airport, whether that’s mowing the lawn, whether that’s clearing snow; and if gas prices are going up, we have to increase that budget, and we have to find the money within our overall airport system,” said Matthew Szwejbka, communications specialist at Syracuse Hancock International Airport

The ground vehicle services Szwejbka mentioned are just one of the parts of ground services at Syracuse Hancock. Another one is Syracuse Hancock public transportation services.

Compared to last year, the average fare of public transportation services to has beetle airport decreased two to five dollars,” Szwejbka said. “A relief for most Central New Yorkers since Syracuse Hancock is the first airport choice for most of them.”

According to Szwejbka, airport officials work with other transportation services who provide transportation to the airport.

So, that includes buses, Uber and Lyft (rides),” Szwejbka said. “We also work with local taxi companies. They pay us a small fee so that they can sit outside and wait for customers.”

Officials at the airport will keep a wary eye on gas prices. If they were to go up again, that will burden airport services especially ground vehicle services.

As prices start to slowly go back up again, that does increase our costs,” Szwejbka said. “For example, for the vehicles that we own. Our snow plows you see out here clearing the snow field, the tractors used to mow the lawn, that would cost more.

And the result of higher costs to the airport would directly impact the ticket prices over time.

If the cost to keep the airfield clear, both for mowing and for snow plowing purposes, if those costs go up, those costs do get passed along to the airlines as they operate at our airport,” Szwejbka said.

However, compared to airfare prices six months ago, there has been a 20% deduction in each airline ticket sold at Syracuse Hancock. The reason: gasoline prices leveled or dropped, in the Syracuse area, even below the price of gasoline throughout New York State.

Valerie Puma, a communications specialist at the Automobile Association of America (AAA) said the lower gas prices in and around Syracuse reflects economic fears across the United States.

Because there is some fear of a recession, those oil prices are going down,” Puma said. “And that’s why we’re seeing lower prices here in the United States right now.”

At the same time, the low price at the pump reflects a reduced demand for gasoline. According to Puma, gas prices follow supply and demand and there is less demand today than a year ago.

So, the companies that make it and the petroleum exporting countries, they have to put the prices up,” Puma said. “And during the summer, the gasoline blend is more expensive to make.”

Puma continued: “Now that we’re entering the fall season, we’re using the winter blend, which is a little bit cheaper, and fewer people are traveling just because students have gone back to school.” So, demand is down.

Puma believes that gasoline prices are still unstable; she calls them “sliding.” There are many factors involved: How many people are filling up, what is happening in other countries.

But in the far future, we’ll just have to wait and see,” Puma said.

Puma suggests people download the AAA mobile app, even if they are not AAA members. This can help people find the best gas prices near to them.

“It will show you a map of all of the different gas stations near you and you can even put in an address and look at the gas stations nearby,” Puma said. “Then you can compare those prices and decide where you want to gas up before you even leave the house.”

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Yoki Tang was raised in a big city of China called Shanghai. He speaks Mandarin, Korean and English. His majors are Broadcast Digital Journalism and Selective Study In Education and would be graduated in May 2023. The desire to get the facts right and the quest for accurate facts made Yoki want to study broadcast and journalism in the first place. Also, he want to be the person who keep the LOVE in the real world.

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