MARTINSBURG - An air carrier is interested in doing business at the Eastern Regional Airport, according to Rick Wachtel, chairman of the Eastern Regional Airport Authority.
"I have had a conversation with an air carrier who has expressed preliminary interest in air service at Martinsburg," Wachtel
told members of the Airport Authority on Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting.
spoke with the unnamed prospect last Friday.
requested that I not mention his
name, and I won't mention his
The prospective air service operator wanted to know about the physical aspects of the airport and the terminal.
"We talked generally about demand for service, and he
wanted to know what destination customers would be interested in, and I told him Charleston," Wachtel
The prospect wanted to know if a survey could be done to gauge local residents' interest in patronizing a regularly scheduled air service, and Wachtel
told him yes.
said the Chamber of Commerce would do an email blast with a survey to its members and contacts.
had contacted the office of U.S. Sen.
"There is interest," Wachtel