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Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport announces partnership with ViaAir

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Published: Oct. 31, 2016 at 6:21 PM EDT
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If you're looking to fly to Charlotte or Orlando, you can now do so from Weyers Cave, right in the Shenandoah Valley, thanks to a new partnership with ViaAir.

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) offered more details on that new partnership on Monday, Oct. 31.

During a press conference, SHD Executive Director Greg Campbell revealed that in addition to flights to Charlotte, N.C. (which had been announced the week before), the airport would also provide trips to Orlando, Fla.

"Folks really like the jet. They like the concept of a southbound hub," said Campbell. "It's been very well received at this point."

Last week, news broke that SHD was abandoning Silver Airways for Florida-based ViaAir.

The decision came after problems experienced with Silver.

"We feel like [this change] should restore some confidence the community has in traveling local, to have an airline that has a reliable reputation," said Campbell.

According to Campbell, ViaAir was chosen among bids from other air carriers.

Staunton Commissioner of Revenue Maggie Ragon, who also represents the city of the SHD Commission, said the partnership brings economic potential to the area.

"It opens a huge market for us to bring people to the Valley to see what [we] have to offer in terms of business," said Ragon.

Flights from SHD to Charlotte, N.C. (CLT) will begin Nov. 30. A $44 one-way promotional fee will last through April 2017.

The schedule will be as follows:

MON-FRI:

SHD to CLT: Departs 8:15 a.m., Arrives 9:11 a.m.

CLT to SHD: Departs 9:56 a.m., Arrives 10:52 a.m.

SHD to CLT: Departs 11:52 a.m., Arrives 12:48 p.m.

CLT to SHD: Departs 5:39 p.m., Arrives 6:35 p.m.

SAT-SUN:

SHD to CLT: Departs 11:52 a.m., Arrives 12:48 p.m.

CLT to SHD: Departs 5:39 p.m., Arrives 6:35 p.m.

Flights from SHD to Orlando, Fla. (SFB) will begin Dec. 11. A $99 promotional fee will last through January 2017.

The schedule will be as follows:

SUN & WED:

SHD to SFB: Departs 11:52 a.m., Arrives 2:51 p.m.

SFB to SHD: Departs 3:36 p.m., Arrives 6:35 p.m.

Tickets went on sale Monday.

You can find more information about the deal, as well as other recent stories related to SHD, in the Related Stories section of this article.