Young Eagles Day Set for July 20

Join us for a day of flying at the Morgantown Young Eagles Day on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 with parent or legal guardian consent.

Pilots from around the area share their passion for flying and eagerness to help inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The event will be located inside the terminal building beside Hertz. In case of questionable weather, contact the event organizers at 842youngeagles@gmail.com.

An event flyer announcing the Morgantown Young Eagles Day on July 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Southern Airways Summer Private Sale Runs June 3-5

Summer is almost here and Southern Airways is celebrating with a special offer for ORA members, their friends and families.

Three days only June 3-5, take off from Morgantown to Pittsburgh for just $19. or Baltimore/Washington for $29. Tickets purchased during this sale are good for travel through September 3, 2019.

It easy. Just log on to www.iflysouthern.com, select your flight and use BOOKING CODE PRIVATE19, or call 800-329-0485.

$19 one way fares from Morgantown to Pittsburgh, BWI and beyond all Summer long…Hurry, you must book by midnight Wednesday June 5th!

A flyer for the Summer Private Sale by Southern Airways Express from June 3-5.

NCAA Baseball Tournament Air Service Rates to MGW

Duke University

Air Service rates for those fans traveling from Raleigh Durham airport to cheer on Duke University at the NCAA tournament.

America Airlines – If the passenger is traveling with a checked bag,  the bags can be checked all the way to Morgantown if tickets are purchased together.    Many different times to choose from.   www.AA.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: RDU
To: MGW

Prices (roundtrip):
$512  for economy
$710 for first class

Southwest Airlines – Cheaper rates however this does not include tickets from PIT to MGW or BWI to MGW.  Those would be a separate ticket.  Checked bags would need claimed and then rechecked with each carrier.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.     www.southwest.com      www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: RDU
To: PIT
or
From: RDU
To: BWI

Prices (roundtrip)
RDU to PIT – $356.00
RDU to BWI – $509.96

Delta Airlines – – Cheaper rates however this does not include tickets from PIT to MGW or BWI to MGW.  Those would be a separate ticket.  Checked bags would need claimed and then rechecked with each carrier.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.    www.delta.com    www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: RDU
To: PIT
or
From: RDU
To: BWI

Prices (roundtrip)
RDU to PIT – $356 economy or $496 first class
RDU to BWI – $415 economy or $632 first class

Spirit Airlines – Cheapest rates but does not include tickets or fares to and from Morgantown. The fare also does not include bags fees or any other fees that Spirit charges.  Spirit does not fly to PIttsburgh from Raleigh. Checked bags would not transfer.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express .   www.spirit.com     www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: RDU
To: BWI

Prices (roundtrip):
$173.00

Southern Airways Express – All airlines except if booked together with American Airlines would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways at www.iflysouthern.com

To/From PIT – $112.70 round trip

To/From BWI – $202.70 roundtrip


 

Fordham University

Air Service rates for those fans traveling from La Guardia airport to cheer on Fordham University at the NCAA tournament.

America Airlines – If the passenger is traveling with a checked bag,  the bags can be checked all the way to Morgantown if tickets are purchased together.    Many different times to choose from.   www.AA.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: LGA
To: MGW

Prices (roundtrip)
$599.00 economy
$1,737.00 first class

Southwest Airlines – Cheaper rates however this does not include tickets from PIT to MGW or BWI to MGW.  Those would be a separate ticket.  Checked bags would need claimed and then rechecked with each carrier.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.     www.southwest.com      www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: LGA
To: PIT
or
From: LGA
To: BWI

Prices (roundtrip):
LGA to PIT – $782.68
LGA to BWI – $521.36

Delta Airlines – – Cheaper rates however this does not include tickets from PIT to MGW or BWI to MGW.  Those would be a separate ticket.  Checked bags would need claimed and then rechecked with each carrier.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.    www.delta.com    www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: LGA
To: PIT

Prices (roundtrip):
$496.00  economy
$574.00  first class

Spirit Airlines – Cheapest rates but does not include tickets or fares to and from Morgantown. The fare also does not include bags fees or any other fees that Spirit charges.  Checked bags would not transfer.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.   www.spirit.com     www.iflysouthern.com

Spirit does not have service to Pittsburgh or Baltimore from its New York cities

Southern Airways Express – All airlines except if booked together with American Airlines would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways at www.iflysouthern.com

To/From PIT – $112.70 round trip

To/From BWI – $202.70 roundtrip


 

Texas A&M

Air Service rates for those fans traveling from Dallas Forth Worth or Eastwood College Station airport to cheer on Texas A&M  at the NCAA tournament.

America Airlines – If the passenger is traveling with a checked bag,  the bags can be checked all the way to Morgantown if tickets are purchased together.  Many different times to choose from.  www.AA.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: DFW
To: MGW

Prices (roundtrip):
$1,131.00 economy
$1,521.00/ first class

From: CLL
To: MGW

Prices (roundtrip):
$860.00 economy
$1,222.00 first class

Southwest Airlines – Cheaper rates however this does not include tickets from PIT to MGW or BWI to MGW.  Those would be a separate ticket.  Checked bags would need claimed and then rechecked with each carrier.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.     www.southwest.com      www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: DAL
To: PIT

Price (roundtrip):
$1,015.00

or

From: DAL
To: BWI

Price (roundtrip):
$1,015.00

Delta Airlines – – Cheaper rates however this does not include tickets from PIT to MGW or BWI to MGW.  Those would be a separate ticket.  Checked bags would need claimed and then rechecked with each carrier.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.    www.delta.com    www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: DFW
To: PIT

Prices (roundtrip)
$995 economy
$1,371.00 first class

or

From: DFW
To: BWI

Prices (roundtrip):
$810 economy
$1,188 first class

Spirit Airlines – Cheapest rates but does not include tickets or fares to and from Morgantown. The fare also does not include bags fees or any other fees that Spirit charges.  Checked bags would not transfer.  Passengers would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways Express.   www.spirit.com     www.iflysouthern.com

Flight dates:
05/30 – 06/02

From: DFW
To: PIT

Price (roundtrip):
$483.95

or

From: DFW
To: BWI

Price (roundtrip):
$625.00

Southern Airways Express – All airlines except if booked together with American Airlines would need to buy a separate ticket with Southern Airways at www.iflysouthern.com

To/From Pittsburgh – $112.70 round trip
To/From Baltimore – $202.70 roundtrip

Draft Environmental Assessment Now Available for Public Comment

The City of Morgantown, in association with the Federal Aviation Administration, is seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate future development proposed at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. The City has prepared this Draft EA for a proposed 1,001-foot extension to Runway 18-36.

The EA is a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The purpose of the EA is to fully investigate any social, economic, and environmental impacts of the proposed runway extension. In order to receive federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funds, this needs full concurrence from the FAA before moving forward with construction project.

The Draft EA document has been made available for public review. Copies of the Draft EA may be reviewed at the following locations and times from May 22, 2019 through July 7, 2019.

Review the Draft EA online here: http://bit.ly/mgwdraftea

Morgantown Municipal Airport
Airport Management Office
100 Hart Field Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Hours: Mon- Fri 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

City of Morgantown
City Manager’s Office
389 Spruce Street3rd Floor, Room 15
Morgantown, WV 26505
Hours: Mon- Fri 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Morgantown Public Library
373 Spruce Street
Morgantown, WV 26505
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am- 8:00 pm
Fri & Sat 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun. 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Monongalia County Senior Center
Mountaineer Mall
5000 Greenbag Road, Suite A5
Morgantown, WV 26501
Main Entrance located on the back side of the mall, look for the maroon awning above door.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

A public meeting to present the draft EA will be held on June 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Facility (ARFF) Training Room at the Morgantown Municipal Airport, 100 Hartfield Road, Morgantown, WV 26505.

The public meeting is where people can learn more about the Proposed Action and submit comments.  Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event may contact Andrew Stacy at 304-284-7426. Comments on the Draft EA may be submitted by emailing astacy@morgantown.gov, in person at the public meeting, or following the public meeting in written format.

Written comments should be sent to the address below so that they will be received on or before July 7, 2019:

Morgantown City Hall
ATTN: Communications Office
389 Spruce Street, Rm 16
Morgantown, WV 26505

Attention: Draft Environmental Assessment Comments received will be addressed in the Final Environmental Assessment.

Southern Airways Posts Best On-Time Performance and Highest Reliability of all U.S. Carriers

Southern Airways Corporation, the parent company of Southern Airways Express and Mokulele Airlines, today announces its industry-leading April 2019 performance results. Both airlines operated by Southern have finished at either first or second place in the two major statistical categories by which airlines are judged: on-time performance and controllable completion.

Southern Airways Express finished April with a controllable completion rate of 99.6%, which led the airline industry. Southern Airways Express’ sister company, Mokulele Airlines, placed second in this category with 99.5%, followed by Delta (99.3%), United (97.7%), and American (97.2%) rounding out the top five*.

Mokulele Airlines posted the highest percentage of on-time departures in the industry during the month of April with a near record-setting 94%. Southern Airways Express placed second in this category at 82.1% followed by Delta (71.7%), United (69.6%), American (65.7%), and Southwest (51.0%).  [Statistics for Hawaiian Airlines are not yet reported, but they averaged 87.8% on-time performance in 2018 as a whole.]

“We have made it our priority to be an industry leader in reliability and on-time performance,” said Stan Little, Chairman and CEO of Southern Airways. “I have to believe that at no point in aviation history has one company operated two airlines that have ranked atop these two very important categories during the same month.”

Southern Airways is the essential air service provider at the Morgantown Airport and has seen its connections to American Airlines flights at Pittsburgh International Airport jump by 23% since announcing its ticketing and baggage partnership with American.

Southern entered into a ticketing and baggage agreement with American Airlines last year. This allows Morgantown passengers to begin their trip from their local airport and have their bags transfer to any American Airlines final destination.

Southern, with operational footprints in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic, and South Florida, recently acquired Mokulele Airlines, a carrier providing service throughout the Hawaiian Islands and in Southern California. Following the integration of the two airlines, expected to be complete by mid-summer, the new Southern Airways will operate over 1,400 weekly flights, more than any other commuter carrier in the 50 states, including service to more cities in Hawaii than any other airline.

* Completion rate is the comparison of flights that were flown versus those that were scheduled. This statistic refers only to cancellations that were within the airline’s control. Cancellations for reason such as weather or airport closures are not included in this category.