Raleigh County’s new airline announces destinations, prices

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BEAVER, W.Va. (WVVA) A new airline promised to bring reliability back to the Raleigh County Memorial Airport on Wednesday.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony in Beaver, Airport Mgr. Tom Cochrane announced Contour Air will take over service starting on December 5, 2018 — offering the region’s first jet service to Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tampa, Florida.

“The resume that they bring along with them is certainly something we need in our community.”

The new airline is offering a special promotion to lure in new customers. For those who book in the next two weeks, the price to Charlotte will be $29 each way, and $39 later on. A promotional offer will also be made over the next two weeks for Tampa with flights set at $99. After the two week period, the flight to Tampa will be $149.

“We’ve priced the tickets to incentivize people to park for free and let us take you to Charlotte in 35 minutes,” said Contour Air CEO Matt Chaifetz.

Chaifetz said the airline is currently working to establish connecting flights with American Airlines.

“We believe we can convince American that we have enough passengers to make it worth their while. And we’re going to continue those discussions in hopes of reaching an agreement.”

Customers can already start booking flights at https://contourairlines.com/en

Annie Moore

Annie Moore

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