At the Vero Beach Regional Airport, there's plenty of flight activity outside on a daily basis. But in recent weeks, there's been a lot of activity inside.
Terminal work is underway for the arrival of new non-stop jet service to Newark by Elite Airways.
"We expect it to be a really nice service, really almost like the good old days of flying that's what we're hoping for," said Airport Director Eric Menger. Menger added their data shows a need in the marketplace for this service.
"You never know what the world situation could be or what fuel prices could do and I think everybody understands that but in the current market, we're very confident this will be a success," said Menger.
Elite Airways presence will mark the first time commercial air service is available here in Vero Beach, in almost two decades. American Eagle was the last to land here in 1996.
Barbara and John Ferrera like the idea of no parking charges and short security lines.
"It would be nice to have an airport 10 minutes away where we could get to New York sure," said Ferrara who hopes residents will still have the same access around the airport once the new security measures are in place.
Others hope the convenience doesn't come at too high a cost.
Some say if flights to the Big Apple were cheaper through Orlando, they'd still make the drive.
"But then again we don't have a desire or a need to go to Newark/New York but it is really handy if we wanted to," said Etta Schaller.
Elite Airways will fly Thursdays and Sundays. The first flight set to take off December 10th. For more information, click here.