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Commercial, general aviation airports contribute $1.63B to West Virginia economy

July 7, 2021

Commercial and general aviation airports contributed approximately $1.63 billion in revenue to the West Virginian economy and created more than 10,000 jobs, according to a study commissioned by the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission.

Additionally, visitors to the state’s airports spent more than $69 million annually.

The $400,000 West Virginia Aviation Economic Impact Study’s results were based on 2019 data. Planning and design engineering consultants Kimley-Horn studied quantitative data and qualitative data on communities’ needs and how much money goes into and out of the state’s airports.

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