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.