Event: Girls in Aviation Day 2023

Event: Girls in Aviation Day 2023

Join us on

Saturday, September 23, 2023
for an exciting day filled with aviation adventures!

Welcome to the first Girls In Aviation Day at West Virginia International Yeager Airport!


This event will be hosted by the Marshall University Chapter of Women in Aviation. This event is open to any and all girls in the region (ages 8-18). Attendees will take part in various learning stations aimed at introducing Aviation careers. Touch a plane, meet a pilot, learn about exciting jobs in aviation, discover flight training opportunities, learn to speak aviation, and so much more!

Registration is for students and their chaperones. Chaperones (adults) must get a ticket for the event and must accompany children under 16 years of age at all times. Chaperones and Students must BOTH have tickets to enter the event.

This event is open house style, you can come and stay as long as you wish. Visitors can attend anytime between the hours of 10AM and 2 PM on Saturday, September 23. We will be playing the Disney movie Planes on a jumbo screen starting at 12 pm. The first 100 girls will receive an official GIAD swag bag.

PARKING: Parking will be at the long term parking garage at the main terminal and attendees will be bused to the hangar event space. Parking at West Virginia International Yeager Airport is $12 per day. Shuttle service from the main terminal to the event will be provided by KRT.

Please note that this is an in-person event, and all necessary safety measures will be in place to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Today, West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) announced that passenger travel is back to pre-pandemic levels. From January to June, 24,284 more passengers passed through CRW when compared to 2022. In June alone, CRW experienced a 13.4% increase in enplanements, welcoming a total of 178,888 passengers so far this year. This substantial growth in air traffic is a testament to the strong and thriving rebound in the travel industry.

As the travel industry continues its upward trajectory and interest in exploring West Virginia’s natural beauty grows, more visitors are choosing CRW as their preferred gateway. The airport’s commitment to providing top-notch services and convenient travel options has resonated well with passengers, contributing to this milestone.

“We love to see so many passengers choosing to fly CRW,” said Airport Director & CEO Dominique Ranieri. “This is a testament to the growth of West Virginia tourism, our hardworking staff, and our airline partners’ confidence in CRW.”

The recent addition of Breeze Airways as an air carrier operating at CRW has significantly influenced the growth in passenger count. Breeze recently announced nonstop flights to Tampa, Florida, which begin on October 4th. Their presence has opened exciting travel opportunities for both business and leisure travelers, connecting West Virginia to popular travel destinations.

As West Virginia’s largest airport, CRW plays a vital role in promoting economic growth and connectivity for the region. The record-breaking passenger numbers are a testament to the successful partnership between the airport, state officials, and our airline partners. Through continued collaboration, these stakeholders are determined to build upon this momentum and further establish West Virginia as a premier travel destination.

It is the mission of West Virginia International Yeager Airport to provide a safe, world-class airport that elevates the customer experience and exceeds stakeholder and tenant expectations while supporting economic development in the state.



West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) is urging passengers to follow firearm regulations at the TSA checkpoint.

Yesterday, July 5th, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found the eighth firearm this year in a passenger’s carry-on bag at West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW). Airport officials remain steadfast in their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all passengers and personnel.

Chief of Police at West Virginia International Yeager Airport, Eric Johnson, expressed deep concern about repeated firearms being discovered at the TSA checkpoint. Johnson emphasized the seriousness of the situation, stating, “The fact that we have already encountered eight firearms at the TSA checkpoint this year is extremely alarming. It is imperative that passengers understand the gravity of this issue and strictly adhere to the TSA regulations in order to ensure the safety of everyone within the airport.”

Carrying prohibited items causes delays for passengers and could lead to fines and sometimes even arrest. Penalties for bringing weapons to the airport can reach as high as $15,000, depending on the circumstances. Passengers who want to bring their firearms with them when they fly need to pack them properly in their checked luggage and declare them at their airline check-in counter to be transported in the belly of the aircraft.

Chief Johnson concluded, “We urge the public to take these regulations seriously and play their part in maintaining a safe environment at West Virginia International Yeager Airport. The security of our passengers, employees, and the general public is our utmost priority, and we will continue to work diligently to ensure their well-being.”

For more information on TSA regulations and the list of prohibited items, please visit the TSA website at www.tsa.gov.

Breeze Airways Adds a Third Destination at CRW

Breeze Airways Adds a Third Destination at CRW

Breeze Airways Expands Routes with Nonstop Service to Tampa, Florida from West Virginia International Yeager Airport

Breeze Airways launched service at CRW last month and has just announced their third nonstop destination to sunny Tampa, Florida. Flights are scheduled to begin on October 4, 2023. This exciting addition marks Breeze Airways‘ third nonstop destination from the West Virginia International Yeager Airport, opening up new opportunities for travelers in the region. With its commitment to affordable fares and exceptional service, Breeze Airways continues to redefine the flying experience for passengers.

Expanding Horizons: West Virginia International Yeager Airport has seen a remarkable increase in its connectivity options since Breeze Airways launched service. Breeze Airways’ decision to establish Tampa, Florida as its third nonstop destination from West Virginia International Yeager Airport speaks volumes about the airline’s dedication to enhancing regional connectivity. By offering convenient, direct flights, Breeze Airways facilitates easy access to popular destinations, fostering economic growth and tourism opportunities for both West Virginia and Tampa.
The addition of Tampa to Breeze Airways’ expanding route network provides West Virginians with more travel options, allowing them to effortlessly connect with family, friends, and business partners in the Sunshine State. Similarly, Floridians now have the opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes of West Virginia, immersing themselves in its rich history and natural wonders.

Tampa, Florida: The Sunshine State Awaits: Tampa, Florida, is a vibrant city known for its sunny weather, stunning beaches, and diverse cultural attractions. From exploring the iconic Busch Gardens theme park to relaxing on the pristine shores of Clearwater Beach, Tampa offers an array of experiences for all types of travelers. By introducing nonstop flights to Tampa, Breeze Airways has opened up a gateway for West Virginians to immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of the Sunshine State. Whether it’s a family vacation, a weekend getaway, or a business trip, Tampa’s blend of outdoor activities, cultural landmarks, and mouthwatering cuisine is sure to captivate visitors.

What to expect: The new route will begin on Oct. 4 with service on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fares start from just $59 one way.

  • Breeze offers passengers both bundled and a la carte options known as Nice, Nicer and Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes Breeze Ascent, two checked bags, and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.
  • Breeze currently flies both regional and transcontinental flights within the U.S. on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
  • Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.


West Virginia International Yeager Airport is proud to announce that Chief Marketing Officer, Paige Withrow, has been named to The State Journal’s Generation Next: 40 Under 40 for 2023.

For 18 years, The State Journal’s Generation Next: 40 Under 40 has recognized young professionals’ understanding work and dedication to making West Virginia a better place to live, raise families, and do business.

Withrow graduated from West Virginia State University with a a Business Administration/Marketing degree. She has been a dedicated employee of CRW since 2016, when she started working at the Airport’s Fixed Based Operator (FBO) and worked her way up to Chief Marketing Officer in 2022. Having grown up in West Virginia, she has a deep-rooted connection to the community she serves. This connection is reflected in her passion for promoting the state and its unique offerings through her work at CRW.

“I am incredibly honored to be recognized as part of The State Journal’s Generation Next: 40 Under 40 for 2023,” said Withrow. “West Virginia holds a special place in my heart, and it is a privilege to contribute to the state’s growth and success through my role at West Virginia International Yeager Airport.”

“We are incredibly proud of Paige’s accomplishments and the well-deserved recognition she has received from The State Journal,” said Airport Director & CEO, Dominique Ranieri. “Her innovative marketing approach has elevated our airport’s brand and helped us achieve our strategic goals. This award is a testament to her hard work and commitment to our state, the Airport team, and our passengers.”

This is the fourth year in a row that an employee from CRW has been recognized by the State Journal.

CRW to host TSA PreCheck Enrollment Event in April

CRW to host TSA PreCheck Enrollment Event in April

West Virginia Residents will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) popular TSA PreCheck® program at West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) from April 17 to 21, where officials will host a “pop-up” enrollment center inside the airport terminal in baggage claim. 

TSA PreCheck is a valuable travel option that expedites the airport security checkpoint screening process. It allows passengers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, and belt, keep their laptop in its case, and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA PreCheck nationwide, and more than 85 airlines participate in the program.

Travelers must make an appointment online (appointments are being taken now) to complete their enrollment in person or as a walk-in from Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Those who have pre-booked appointments will have priority over walk-ins.

To pre-register, applicants need to complete the pre-enrollment steps and then will use the location “Charleston, WV”  to select the enrollment site for “Pop-Up CRW.” Next, applicants can schedule an appointment using the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu will show the first available time available, but individuals can choose a different date and time using that drop-down menu.

Applicants must bring documentation proving their identity and citizenship status. Visit the Universal Enroll website for a list of required documents.

The application fee is $78 and is good for five years. It must be paid at the time of your appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Fingerprints and a photograph also are required during the in-person enrollment session.

After completing enrollment, successful applicants will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) via U.S. mail within about ten days, valid for five years. However, many individuals are approved several days after completing the in-person appointment, so you are encouraged to check your status online.

When booking future airline reservations, you will enter the provided KTN in the “Known Traveler Number” field. The KTN can be added when booking reservations online on a participating airline website, via a call to the airline reservation center, or with the travel management company making reservations. Additionally, the KTN can be entered in participating airline frequent flyer profiles, where it will be stored for future reservations.