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A ViaAir E120 departing FRG (Photo: Tom Pallini)

ViaAir: From Charter Airline to Scheduled Commercial Carrier

Based in a small town in the heart of rural West Virginia, charter airline ViaAir has undergone a stark transformation in its three years of operations, primarily due to its transition to a scheduled commercial carrier. An offshoot of Cleveland-based charter airline Charter Air Transport, the airline initially flew a handful of scheduled routes from its base in Beckley, West Virginia and numerous charters on behalf of casinos and air tour companies. Since then, the airline has expanded, opening up hubs in…