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Beckley gets jet service at Raleigh County Airport

By JESSICA FARRISH

The Register-Herald

Contour Airlines held a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the new carrier that will fly out at the Raleigh County Airport in Beaver.
(Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero)

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Raleigh County Airport Authority announced the arrival of Beckley’s first jet service Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Airport general manager Tom Cochran recently signed a contract with Contour Air, a Tennessee-based carrier, to begin providing daily service from Beckley to Charlotte, N.C., starting Dec. 5, and weekly service to Tampa, Fla.

One-way tickets to Charlotte are as low as $29 for the upcoming two weeks, and no higher than $39 after that. Tickets to Tampa are $99 each way, if purchased in the next two weeks, and regularly start at $149. Tickets may be purchased at contourairlines.com.

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