June 18 2014 0Comment

North Central West Virginia Airport Endorses Silver Airways Essential Air Service Proposal

Clarksburg, WV: Today, Benedum Airport Authority which owns and operates the North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) endorsed Silver Airways’ Essential Air Service proposal at their scheduled board meeting. The proposal would allow Silver Airways to continue to offer daily flights to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) in connection with United Airlines. Under the new proposal these connections would remain unchanged.

The Silver Airways plan offers access into United Airlines’ global network from CKB providing the North Central West Virginia region with unlimited flight options on a carrier the community knows and trusts. United Airlines offers over 270 daily departures from Washington Dulles Airport with connections to over 100 domestic and international destinations around the world and additional connections onward via the Star Alliance.

“We are excited to extend our air service partnership with Silver Airways and continue to work with the Airline to improve service for our community,” said Airport Authority President Ron Watson. “Silver’s partnership with United Airlines means we have global air service right here at our Airport which is essential to not only our residents, but local corporations. This proposal brings us closer to everywhere.”

Silver Airways Corporation is a U.S. owned and operated regional airline based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It operates approximately 150 daily scheduled flights throughout the eastern United States and the Bahamas.

About North Central West Virginia Airport: The North Central West Virginia Airport is a public airport located just east of Bridgeport, West Virginia, and also near Clarkston, West Virginia. The Airport is operated by the Benedum Airport Authority and is currently served by two commercial airlines, with one carrier subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. The Airport is a significant economic engine for the city and region. For more information on the airport visit www.flyckb.com.

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