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1930

Commercial air service to Charleston started

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1940

Coonskin Ridge was selected for location of the Charleston airport

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1942

Wertz Field Airport closed

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1944

Construction on Kanawha Airport (now Yeager) began

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Nov 03, 1947

Gov. Clarence Meadows dedicated Charleston's Kanawha Airport (now Yeager Airport)

1950

The terminal building at Kanawha Airport (now Yeager) was finished

1955

The 130th Troop Carrier Squadron (130th Airlift Squadron) was formed

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1968

Runway expansion for jet airliners began at Kanawha Airport

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1970

An addition was added to the Kanawha (now Yeager) Airport

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Dec 08, 1971

Runway expansion at Kanawha (now Yeager) Airport was completed

1974

Baggage claim addition was built at Kanawha (Yeager) Airport

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1982

Major renovations took place at Kanawha (now Yeager) Airport

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Oct 14, 1985

Kanawha Airport was renamed Yeager Airport after Chuck Yeager

Dec 15, 1997

Major renovations took place at Yeager Airport

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2001

Major renovations took place at Kanawha Airport

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2003

The Yeager Airport terminal was named for Jay Rockefeller

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2005

Major renovations took place at Yeager Airport

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2005

Yeager Airport served 325,000 passengers annually with 80 flights daily

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Mar 12, 2015

A runway extension at Yeager Airport collapsed, damaging homes and closing a road for almost two years.

Feb 04, 2017

Keystone Drive reopened nearly 2 years after Yeager Airport hillside collapse

May 05, 2017

A small cargo plane crashed at Yeager Airport, killing the pilot and copilot

Jan 01, 2022

Yeager Airport became Yeager International Airport


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