Questions and Answers

Q: Has an official decision been made? Is this project definitely happening?

The EIS for this project has been "paused" by the FAA as of March 27, 2024. 

Q: When will the FAA make a decision about this proposal?

Before the announcement that the EIS had been "paused," we were expecting the release of a draft EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) followed by another public comment period and then a final revision. This draft was set to be released on April 26, 2024. The graphic below from shows the steps in this process.

Q: What could the FAA have decided if the EIS had not been paused?

Q: Does the runway really need to be longer? And would this project bring more and/or bigger planes to CRW?

No. Airline service to an area is dependent on that particular area's demographics, not the length of the airport's runway. As a matter of fact, the runway at Yeager Airport is only a few hundred feet shorter than the runways at Reagan in Washington DC and La Guardia in NYC. A longer runway will not bring more airplanes to Charleston, WV.

Q: How can I help?

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