The airport is still housing about 100 tractor-trailer trucks provided by FEMA to supply water to residents of the nine affected counties.
At the height of the water situation, there were about 200 trucks. During the derecho, there were about 250 FEMA trucks occupying space at the Air Guard, said members of the 130th Air Guard present at the meeting.
"It's been very busy," Air Guard officials said. "Hopefully, we'll transition soon from the truck stop and back to aviation."
Members approved transitioning to a digital system to report any abnormalities at the airport to the Federal Aviation Administration. Currently the airport reports any problems by phone.
Yeager will be the 126th airport to install the system.
"It will be a lot better than what the airport has now," said Tim Murnahan with airport operations. "The only cost to us would be to provide a computer in the maintenance shop with Internet."
Brian Belcher with the airport's marketing said, "opportunities continue to grow."
Spirit Airlines will start its direct flight to Myrtle Beach on March 22 instead of April 5. That flight will also bring in the largest commercial flight to Yeager and West Virginia with 178 seats available.
During January, the airport had 4.6 percent more seats sold than January last year.
Airport officials are also looking into securing a direct flight to New York after losing its direct flight in the American, US Airways merger.
"That flight was much appreciated and it's always full," said Hill.
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