I'm also from Charleston. Always good to see my home town represented here.
I don't think we need a new airport- at least not now. There simply isn't enough demand for air travel here right now to justify building a newer, larger facility- not to mention the money they've already invested in Yeager. If they were to build a new facility, much of the cost would likely be passed on to the airlines using the airport, who would likely increase ticket prices. CRW
ticket prices are too high already. Some local people (mostly politicians) try and push the idea that we will gain more airline service by building a bigger airport. I work for the airlines and can guarantee that this would not be the case. If Yeager ever starts to become overcrowded, then build the new airport. For now and the forseeable future, Yeager is perfectly adequate.
On a different note, look for CRW
's first low-fare service later this summer!