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On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the North Central WV Airport, CKB, will host our inaugural flight on Contour Airlines to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, CLT, a hub we’ve got by no means served earlier than.

Flights will proceed each day and thanks partly to Contour’s interline settlement with American Airlines, vacationers will have the ability to ticket seamlessly from CKB by CLT and past within the American Airlines community. Passengers on Contour Flights will get pleasure from legroom within the 30-seat regional jet on par with the first-class choices of main carriers on related plane varieties, and all flights characteristic an in-flight snack and beverage service by a flight attendant.

The mission and purpose of the North Central WV Airport is to proceed to supply world class dependable air service to our devoted flying group.

CKB, by state statute, is ruled by Harrison and Marion County by the Benedum Airport Authority, working as a regional airport. This airport is residence to nearly half of the counties in W.Va. as folks journey right here to work and to fly. In order to make this new flight a continuation of our successes at CKB, we’ll proceed to work with all of our group companions to advertise these important air service flights. Our companions embrace our Convention and Visitors Bureaus, our Chambers of Commerce, companies, residents from W.Va. and surrounding states, and our college students that attend our greater schooling establishments.

CLT presents over 600 each day flights with continuous service to 138 locations, together with 36 worldwide locations. The enterprise and trip traveler may have alternatives to fly and join worldwide and equally necessary, it provides household and buddies the prospect to come back residence to W.Va. Charlotte is an thrilling journey alternative as it’s identified for arts, tradition, family-friendly adventures, and alluring foods and drinks choices. Charlotte can be within the Top 5 areas of West Virginia University alumni areas outdoors of W.Va. and this new flight will give all of these of us’ alternatives to come back residence for video games, occasions, and household capabilities.

Tourism in W.Va. has had a 3.8 p.c improve in guests over pre-pandemic ranges and continued progress depends on W.Va. airports. In order to stay aggressive, we’ve got to have a technique to deliver vacationers into and out of W.Va., and CKB performs a key function in our transportation choices. Our airports should have dependable business air service with a view to present journey choices that our prospects can rely on and CKB is proud to have Contour Airlines as our accomplice to assist us obtain this purpose. West Virginia is acknowledged by Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Luxury Travel, TIME Magazine and extra as a number one world vacation spot.

With the new Contour flights beginning in December, it’ll give of us an opportunity to come back residence to W.Va. for the vacations and an opportunity to plan for winter adventures at a number of the greatest ski slopes on the east coast!

You can begin making your journey plans now by visiting www.contourairlines.com or name 1-888-33-CONTOUR. Please log in to enroll and obtain e mail updates. CKB will proceed to supply our vacation spot flights on Allegiant Air to Daytona Beach/Orlando/Sanford, Fla. (SFB), Clearwater/St Pete/Tampa, Fla. (PIE), Destin/Fort Walton Beach (VPS), and Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR). The North Central WV Airport is right here to serve you and present you the world, so verify our web site for all flight info: http://www.flyckb.com/ There has by no means been a greater time to see the world, and extra importantly, “Come Home to Almost Heaven West Virginia.”

Tracy Miller is the President of the Mid Atlantic Aerospace Complex and Rick Rock is the Director of the North Central WV Airport


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