4/30/2013 9:21 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - Yeager Airport officials are optimistic another airline will pick up the nonstop service to New York that American Airlines planned to drop.
American will end the nonstop flight on June 12, the same day it adds it to its Dallas hub. Yeager Marketing Director Brian Belcher said that while the New York flight was doing well, service from the Dallas hub made more sense because American has more connecting flights there than at LaGuardia.
New York remained one of Yeager's top ten destination cities, and Belcher said that discussions are going on with other airlines about providing the nonstop flight.