About Us

The North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) is a public airport owned and operated by the Benedum Airport Authority. Located in Bridgeport, West Virginia the airport proudly serves the communities of Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown, Weston, and the surrounding region. The airport is currently served by two commercial airlines; Allegiant and United Express. Allegiant offers less than daily service to Orlando/Sanford, FL as well as seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, SC and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, FL while United Express offers global connectivity through their hubs of Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles. It encompasses approximately 665 acres and is home to the longest commercial service runway in West Virginia at 7,800 feet. With a full ILS to Runway 21 and an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Index B, the airport is fully capable of handling any and all aviation needs.

The North Central West Virginia Airport is conveniently situated in the middle of the I-79 High Tech Corridor, providing easy access between Charleston, WV, Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA. With less than daily opportunities to Orlando/Sanford International Airport (SFB) and seasonal flights Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) on Allegiant, passenger numbers continue to grow.

An economic impact study completed in 2019 found the Airport generates a total annual economic impact of $1.1 billion dollars, creates over 1,480 full-time jobs, and would be the sixth-largest employer in the region if it was a single employer. Tourism also benefits from the Airport to the tune of an estimated $5.6 million dollars. That is how much visitors to the region contribute to the economy annually by utilizing lodging establishments, dining out and participating in recreational events.

Whether visiting for leisure or business, choosing to fly into or out of the North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB)  will not disappoint. We look forward to serving you.

Board of Directors

Ernie VanGilder
President – Board of Directors

David Hinkle
Vice-President – Board of Directors

Richard B. Rock
Treasurer – Board of Directors

Dean Ramsey
Secretary – Board of Directors

Kris Cinalli
Board of Directors

Jack Clayton
Board of Directors

Roger Diaz
Board of Directors

Ron Watson
Board of Directors

Randy Kerns
Board of Directors

Andy Lang
Board of Directors

Butch Tennant
Board of Directors

Robert Thompson
Board of Directors

Airport Management

Richard B. Rock
Airport Director

Shawn Long
Deputy Airport Director

Ronald Cochran
Superintendent of Airport Operations