It's finally official. Nearly 6 years of work culminated Monday in the transfer of day-to-day operations of Syracuse's Hancock Airport from the City of Syracuse to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.
Hancock was the last major airport in the state to make the switch. Mayor Stephanie Miner says it will allow the airport to realize its full potential.
A Madison County man made things a little more complicated for security officials at Syracuse's Hancock Airport Wednesday morning by trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun. A Transportation Security Officer stopped the man after noticing the semi-automatic weapon in his carry on bag as it passed through the X-ray machine. TSA contacted Syracuse Police, who confiscated the weapon. Officials say there was no impact on airport operations during the busiest travel day of the year.