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Beckley-Raleigh County Memorial Airport On Hold For Runway Repaving

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BECKLEY, WV (AP) – A West Virginia airport has put all commercial flights on hold as it works to repaves its main runway.

The Register-Herald reports Beckley-Raleigh County Memorial Airport has put the flights on hold until June 10 as the runway undergoes a $4.2 million repaving job. The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the airport $4.5 million for repairs as part of a five-year capital improvement plan submitted last year.

Airport carrier Contour Airlines is refunding customers for any flights from Beckley during the hold. Airport manager Tom Cochran says the 6,750-foot-long runaway is riddled with potholes. It was built in 1978 and last paved in 2001.

A smaller runway will be available for use by business carriers and the airfield’s resident pilots. Cochran says this runaway isn’t long enough for commercial flight landings.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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