WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WVIR) - The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave is thriving on both the corporate and commercial sides. The airport is getting ready to begin design work on a $3 million project to build a couple of large corporate aircraft hangers.

They also plan to upgrade their fuel storage. On the commercial side, the airport's director says the addition of United and SkyWest flights to Dulles and Chicago has been a game-changer.

"SkyWest has done an amazing job in terms of their operational integrity.  It's highly reliable and the community's starting to rebuild their confidence in service from their local airport and it's really a great thing to see and we're seeing the passenger numbers respond to that,” said Greg Campbell, Executive Director at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.

Passenger traffic was up 150% in 2018 and so far it's up another 100% in 2019. Shenandoah Valley Regional hopes to break ground on the aircraft hangers by next summer.