On Thursday, Clarksburg City Council received an update on Essential Air Service from the North Central West Virginia Airport and discussed a consideration for a new agreement with Mid Atlantic Aerospace Complex.
Representatives of the airport said that the agreement is a minimum revenue guarantee between six local entities and the airline that is used for its Central Air Service Program which is Sky West flying under the United Airlines banner.
Currently the North Central West Virginia Airport is under a one-year agreement for Sunday Chicago flight agreement that costs $300,000 a year, the airport has surpassed amount and Chicago flights have become self-sustaining. Now, they are looking into adding yet another round-trip flight to Dulles International Airport on Saturdays.
“It’s a great thing for our community. Anytime you are able to expand air service it’s a great sign, and for us to have a great partner in Sky West is a tremendous opportunity for us. United is a one of the largest airlines in the world, to be able to add those additional seats it just creates a lot of opportunity for us,” said Rick Rock, North Central West Virginia Airport Director.
Also, Clarksburg City Council unanimously approved a resolution with the Division of Justice and Community Services to receive and administer a Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $15,000 for a Prevention Resource Officer at Robert C. Byrd High School.