Charleston Airport to Offer Non-Stop Service to Dallas/Fort Worth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Yeager Airport in Charleston will soon offer daily non-stop service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Yeager Airport made the announcement Wednesday.

According to a news release, the jet service from Charleston to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) starts this summer, utilizing a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft.

“We are thrilled to have access to American’s domestic hub and international gateway at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Not only will this flight link Dallas and West Virginia’s state Capital, but it will also link our region to the worldwide connections available through American Airlines and their partner airlines of the OneWorld alliance,” said Yeager Airport Director, Rick Atkinson.

DFW has become American Airline's largest hub. It's also the nation's third busiest airport in terms of operations and eighth largest in terms of passenger boardings, according to the release.

“Having direct service from Charleston to Dallas/ Fort Worth is a wonderful opportunity for both West Virginia and Texas,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said. “In addition to providing quick and easy travel for business trips, direct service will offer travelers an opportunity to experience the things that make each of our states great.”

The service is expected to begin June 12.

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