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Greenbrier Valley Airport
Greenbrier Valley Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreenbrier County Airport Authority
ServesLewisburg, West Virginia
LocationGreenbrier County, West Virginia, near Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs
Elevation AMSL2,301 ft / 701 m
Coordinates37°51?30?N 080°23?58?W / 37.85833°N 80.39944°W / 37.85833; -80.39944Coordinates: 37°51?30?N 080°23?58?W / 37.85833°N 80.39944°W / 37.85833; -80.39944
Websitewww.gvairport.com
Map
LWB is located in West Virginia
LWB
LWB
LWB is located in the United States
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 7,003 2,135 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations23,954
Based aircraft26

Greenbrier Valley Airport (IATA: LWB[2], ICAO: KLWB, FAA LID: LWB) is three miles north of Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.[1]SkyWest Airlines ("United Express") schedules airline flights, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program, to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport, which replaced ViaAir service to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in spring 2018.

Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 7,153 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[3] 4,651 in 2009 and 12,293 in 2010.[4] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011-2015 called it a non-primary commercial service airport based on enplanements in 2008/2009 (between 2,500 and 10,000 per year).[5]

The 2013 Federal sequester was forecasted to result in the closure of the airport's control tower which would have required pilots to rely on air traffic controllers from other airports.[6][7]

History

The airport opened in 1968-69 with a 6000-foot runway.[8]

Facilities

Greenbrier Valley Airport covers 472 acres (191 ha) at an elevation of 2,301 feet (701 m). Its one runway, 4/22, is 7,003 by 150 feet (2,135 x 46 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending November 30, 2011 the airport had 22,107 aircraft operations, average 60 per day: 67% general aviation, 18% air taxi, 10% airline, and 5% military. 26 aircraft were then based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, and 4% jet.[1]

The airport has four rental car companies, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, and National.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

ViaAir Embraer ERJ-145s served the airport until March 31, 2018.

Silver Airways Saab 340Bs served the airport until September 30, 2016.

Past jet service

The airport was served by Piedmont Airlines jets, followed by Air Atlanta and US Airways. Starting in 1977 Piedmont Boeing 737-200s flew nonstop to Roanoke, VA and direct to Atlanta and New York LaGuardia Airport.[10] In 1979 Piedmont Boeing 727-100s flew nonstop from New York LaGuardia.[11] Piedmont arrived at LWB in 1970, flying turboprops like the NAMC YS-11; it pulled out in 1984.[12]

In the mid 1980s Air Atlanta Boeing 727s flew nonstop to New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Atlanta.[13][14]

In the late 1990s US Airways Fokker 100s flew nonstop to New York LaGuardia Airport.[15]

Destination statistics

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Rank` City Passengers
1 Charlotte, North Carolina 1,190

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LWB (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (LWB: Greenbrier Valley)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "2011-2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on October 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "FAA Contract Tower Closure List". American Association of Airport Executives. March 22, 2013.
  7. ^ "FAA: 149 control towers to close at small airports". USA Today. March 22, 2013.
  8. ^ It's not in the 1968 AOPA directory and it is in the 1969.
  9. ^ http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf100/666.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Dec. 15, 1978 & Sept. 15, 1983 Piedmont timetables
  11. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Nov. 15, 1979 Official Airline Guide
  12. ^ Feb. 1, 1976 North American Official Airline Guide
  13. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, Sept. 27, 1986 Air Atlanta timetable
  14. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Dec. 1, 1986 Air Atlanta timetable
  15. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, June 1, 1999 Official Airline Guide
  16. ^ "RITA | BTS | Transtats". Bureau of Transportation Statistics. January 2017. Retrieved 2017.

Other sources

  • Essential Air Service documents (Docket OST-2003-15553) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
    • Notice of Air Midwest (June 30, 2003): to terminate scheduled air service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
    • Order 2004-2-13 (February 19, 2004): selecting Air Midwest, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide essential air service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, West Virginia, for a two-year period at an annual subsidy rate of $40,579; and, sets final rates for Air Midwest hold-in service at the community, which ends with the beginning of the two-year rate team.
    • Order 2006-4-8 (April 11, 2006): selecting Air Midwest, Inc., d/b/a US Airways Express, to provide year-round essential air service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, West Virginia, for the two-year period beginning June 1, 2006, at an annual subsidy rate of $685,040.
    • Order 2007-7-21 (July 31, 2007): selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at DuBois and Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania, Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, West Virginia, and Athens, Georgia, at a total annual subsidy rate of $4,077,792 ($1,159,229 for DuBois, $763,741 for Franklin/Oil City, $1,329,477 for Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg, and $825,345 for Athens) for the two-year period beginning when Gulfstream inaugurates service through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
    • Order 2008-5-3 (May 6, 2008): selecting Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service (EAS) at DuBois and Franklin/Oil City, Pennsylvania, and Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg (Lewisburg), West Virginia, at a total annual subsidy rate of $5,577,594 ($2,020,095 for DuBois, $1,226,773 for Franklin/Oil City, and $2,330,725 for Lewisburg) for the two-year period beginning when Gulfstream inaugurates service through the end of the 24th month thereafter.
    • Letter of Air Midwest LLC (May 14, 2008): advising that it has decided to discontinue all air carrier operations, liquidate its assets and surrender its FAA and DOT certificates. Air Midwest is also providing its service terminations schedules (May 23: Athens, Dubois, Franklin/Oil City, Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs/Lewisburg; May 31: Ely, Visalia, Merced, Kingman, Prescott; June 30: Colombia, El Dorado, Harrison, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Grand Island, Kirksville, Joplin, McCook).
    • Order 2010-5-22 (May 19, 2010): requesting proposals from carriers interested in providing essential air service (EAS) at Bradford, DuBois, and Oil City/Franklin, Pennsylvania, and Jamestown, New York, for the next two-year period from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2012, with or without subsidy. Not soliciting proposals for Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (In Order 2008-5-3, May 6, 2008, Greenbrier was included under the same contract as DuBois and Oil City/Franklin. However, on June 10, 2010, Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines, both operating as Delta Connection, will inaugurate subsidy-free service from Greenbrier Valley Airport to both Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport with 50-seat Canadair CRJ-200 aircraft. Delta Connection will provide one daily nonstop round trip in the Greenbrier-Atlanta market and one daily nonstop round trip in the Greenbrier-New York LaGuardia market.
    • Ninety Day Notice of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (December 16, 2011): of termination of service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, WV.
    • Ninety Day Notice of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. (December 16, 2011): of termination of service at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, WV.
    • Order 2012-5-17 (May 22, 2012): selecting Silver Airways, formerly Gulfstream International Airways, to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Greenville, Laurel/Hattiesburg, and Tupelo, Mississippi, and Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (Lewisburg), using 34-passenger Saab 340 aircraft, for a combined annual subsidy of $16,098,538.
    • Order 2012-6-5 (June 7, 2012): extending the Essential Air Service (EAS) obligation of Delta Air Lines, Inc., at Greenbrier/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for an additional 30 days, through July 13, 2012.

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