19/09/2021

Promoting Committee pushes for Yeager Airport identify alter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – With the completion of Yeager Airport’s customs setting up coming up in December, officials are on the lookout to rebrand, like modifying the airport’s name.

The Advertising and marketing Committee of the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority created a movement Tuesday to transform the airport’s identify to the West Virginia Worldwide Yeager Airport.

Only 32 commercial airports in the country do not have a site in the title.

Committee members say incorporating West Virginia will include to their branding existence and minimize down on confusion. For illustration, distinguishing the airport from the airport in Charleston, South Carolina.

They say they are including Worldwide to the title to bring interest to their ability in December to do global flights with the completion of their new customs making.

The motion will be voted on all through the subsequent board conference, which is Wednesday at midday.

“We also want to protect General Yeager’s legacy,” Nick Keller, Airport Director & CEO, Yeager Airport explained. “We’re extremely very pleased that Common Yeager is from West Virginia. Nobody’s chatting about taking away the name of ‘Yeager’ from the airport, but I assume this will aid elevate General Yeager’s placement when individuals are searching at the airport, and in general, I believe it will be a great point, and the timing would make it on our seventy-fifth anniversary.”

“With the New River Gorge staying designated as a Nationwide Park and Maintain, we want to consider advantage of that, capitalize on men and women that are interested in checking out the nationwide park and traveling someplace,” Nick Keller, Airport Director & CEO, Yeager Airport extra. “So, somewhat than traveling Charlotte or Pittsburgh or someplace like that, we want people to locate ‘West Virginia Worldwide Yeager Airport’ in the research benefits.”

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