WASHINGTON, D.C. – Right now, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced that Contour Airways will present Important Air Companies (EAS) to North Central West Virginia Airport in Clarksburg (CKB) and Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg (LWB). This announcement follows a March 2022 determination by SkyWest Airways to terminate EAS providers at 29 airports throughout the nation, together with Clarksburg and Lewisburg.

“Our airports in West Virginia are important to connecting our residents and our communities with the remainder of our nation and world,” Senator Capito mentioned. “These three-year contracts that can present weekly service between our North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Clarksburg and our Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) in Lewisburg to Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport is not going to solely create nice alternatives for our residents, however can even function a gateway for folks across the globe to go to West Virginia. I’ve lengthy fought to maintain Important Air Companies at our airports in West Virginia, and I’m thrilled to see this operation come to fruition.”

“Air service is totally crucial for West Virginia, connecting our communities to the remainder of the nation, serving to companies export their merchandise and rising tourism throughout our nice state,” Senator Manchin mentioned. “I’ve fought for EAS program funding for years to deliver high quality, dependable air journey and new financial alternatives to West Virginia, and I’m happy Contour Airways shall be persevering with these crucial flight providers on the Clarksburg and Lewisburg airports. I’m grateful to DOT for his or her dedication to defending EAS in West Virginia, and I’ll proceed advocating for our transportation hubs throughout the Mountain State.”

Out of a number of candidates at each airports, DOT chosen Contour Airways to exchange the providers terminated by SkyWest for a three-year time period starting November 1, 2022 at Lewisburg Airport and a three-year time period starting December 1, 2022 at Clarksburg Airport. SkyWest is required to proceed offering service at each airports till Contour providers start to make sure a clean transition.

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