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ViaAir Now Flying Out of Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

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WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WVIR) -

The first daily regional jet service is taking off from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD).

Passengers waited Wednesday morning for the inaugural ViaAir flight to Charlotte, North Carolina. The plane had to divert to a different airport Tuesday night due to fog.

The 50-seat jet flew into Weyers Cave in the morning to board 21 passengers bound for Charlotte or beyond.

ViaAir is scheduled to fly out of SHD twice daily on weekdays and once a day on weekends.

“It's only about 3 miles from home and you don't have to fight the traffic and the parking and other headaches associated with going to a big airport,” said Kevin Craun, traveling to Florida.

“I like the idea of a jet. It gets to Charlotte faster and allows me to get to my final destination much faster than either going through Dulles or going to Charlottesville,” said Sue Garney.

The airport’s executive director says ticket sales have been brisk since SHD announced the new jet service late last month.

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