Bridgeport's airport underwent a runway extension last year. And interim airport director Richard Rock said Silver Airways is providing more consistent service.
"The product is better," he said. "The planes are an upgrade from previous service."
Morgantown airport director Michael Clow said the airport didn't lose any flight days after Colgan halted service.
"It was that perception that we were going to be without service," Clow said. "People just didn't fly like they were doing before. The end of the year came back pretty well."
Passenger figures for the Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg and the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley weren't immediately available. Airport managers didn't immediately return telephone messages Thursday.
Airport managers expressed concern about the future of federal Essential Air Service subsidies now that Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., a strong supporter of the program, has announced he won't run for re-election in 2014.
"It was a boon to West Virginia airports to have him up there," Moore said. "He was an air service senator. Theoretically, the clout we have from West Virginia will be diminished."Hopefully, Essential Air Service doesn't come under the gun again. With the next two years, we've got Sen. Rockefeller to go to bat for us, and hopefully at the end of two years, things will settle down somewhat."