Timeline

1912

Charleston saw its first airplane flight. First time in history an airplane flew over the Kanawha Valley

June 25, 1912, at 2:45 PM

Charleston saw its first airplane flight. First time in history an airplane flew over the Kanawha Valley

Charleston saw its first airplane flight. First time in history an airplane flew over the Kanawha Valley

1944

Oct. 18, 1944 Construction of the Kanawha Airport Begins

Oct. 18, 1944

Construction of the Kanawha Airport Begins

Oct. 18, 1944 Construction of the Kanawha Airport Begins

1947

First official flight into Kanawha Airport by All American Aviation. The plane was carrying airmail.

Oct. 1, 1947

First official flight into Kanawha Airport by All American Aviation. The plane was carrying airmail.

First official flight into Kanawha Airport by All American Aviation. The plane was carrying airmail.

Nov. 1, 1947

First night landing of a DC-3 American Airlines

Nov. 1, 1947 First night landing of a DC-3 American Airlines

Nov. 3, 1947

Airport dedication

Nov. 3, 1947. Airport dedication

Dec. 1, 1947

Airlines begin operating at CRW

1948

CRW Logo

May 13, 1948

Inaugural Piedmont Airlines Flight on a DC-3

1949

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1949

The airport was recognized as the most outstanding commercial airport in 1948. During the first year of operation, CRW handled 98.733 passengers

1960

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1960

Eastern Airlines provide nonstop service from Charleston to Roanoke, Virginia

1961

1961 United begins service at CRW

1961

United begins service at CRW

Dec. 1, 1947 Airlines begin operating at CRW

August 1961

Light bridge construction begins

August 1961 Light bridge construction begins

1963

June 20, 1963 President John F. Kennedy arrives atCRW to commemorate the centennial of West Virginia

June 20, 1963

President John F. Kennedy arrives at CRW to commemorate the centennial of West Virginia

June 20, 1963 President John F. Kennedy arrives atCRW to commemorate the centennial of West Virginia

1970s

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1970s

American Airlines offered nonstop service from Charleston to Charlotte, NC, Cincinnati, OH and Washington D.C.

1976

CRW Logo

1976

United offers nonstop flights to Asheville, NC, Atlanta, GA, TN, OH, and PA

1978

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1978

The Airline Deregulation Act. Airlines can now choose their routes and what to charge

1985

Oct. 20, 1985 The Kanawha Airport changes its name to Yeager Airport

Oct. 20, 1985

The Kanawha Airport changes its name to Yeager Airport

Oct. 20, 1985 The Kanawha Airport changes its name to Yeager Airport

1997

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1997

The terminal building was named in honor of Senator John D. Rockefeller

2008

Feb. 27, 2008 Runway 15/33 closes to allow two new hangars and ramp space for more C-130s. This allowed the airport to triple the GA area

Feb. 27, 2008

Runway 15/33 closes to allow two new hangars and ramp space for more C-130s. This allowed the airport to triple the GA area

Feb. 27, 2008 Runway 15/33 closes to allow two new hangars and ramp space for more C-130s. This allowed the airport to triple the GA area

2011

May 2011 Spirit begins operating seasonal myrtle beach flights

May 2011

Spirit begins operating seasonal myrtle beach flights

May 2011 Spirit begins operating seasonal myrtle beach flights

2021

Aug. 2021 Marshall University's Bill Noe Flight School opens at CRW

Aug. 2021

Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School opens at CRW

Aug. 2021 Marshall University's Bill Noe Flight School opens at CRW

2022

Jan. 1, 2022 Yeager Airport changes its name to West Virginia International Yeager Airport

Jan. 1, 2022

Yeager Airport changes its name to West Virginia International Yeager Airport

Jan. 1, 2022 Yeager Airport changes its name to West Virginia International Yeager Airport

Feb. 23, 2022

CRW rebrands. New logo is released.

Feb. 23, 2022 CRW rebrands. New logo is released.

Apr. 19, 2022

CRW’s opens U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility

Apr. 19, 2022 CRW's opens U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility

Apr. 20, 2022

First International flight from London, Canada.

Apr. 20, 2022 First International flight from London, Canada.

May 28-29, 2022

B-17 Yankee Lady visits CRW

May 28-29, 2022 B-17 Yankee Lady visits CRW

JUNE 18-19, 2022

C-47 HAIRLESS JOE

JUNE 18 -19 C-47  HAIRLESS JOE

July 2-4, 2022

DC-3 Flagship Patriot

July 2-4, 2022 DC-3 Flagship Patriot

Aug. 13-14, 2022

B-25 Rosie’s Reply

Aug. 13-14, 2022 B-25 Rosie's Reply

Oct. 25-30, 2022

CAF Red Tail

Oct. 25-30, 2022 CAF Red Tail

Nov. 3, 2022

CRW’s 75thBirthday