American Airlines passengers arrive at Charleston's Yeager Airport Wednesday afternoon after landing on the first nonstop flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Yeager. Yeager restaurant manager Mike Ghareeb (center) listens as airport officials welcome the new arrivals.
A fire trucks fires a water cannon for the American Airlines jet that arrived directly from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for the first time Wednesday. The airline now has 6,700 daily departures to 336 countries, according to Dale Morris, regional vice president of governmental affairs for American Eagle in Dallas.
Ava Alzaman of Dallas grabs her suitcase after arriving Wednesday at Yeager Airport on the first direct flight from Dallas. The 5-year-old traveled to Charleston alone to visit her aunt, who lives in Huntington.
At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Yeager Airport Director Rick Atkinson (left) announces Wednesday's flight to Charleston with Dale Morris, regional vice president of governmental affairs for American Eagle.