CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Yeager Airport in Charleston is cutting guards at its gates in order to save money.
Media outlets report the airport's board approved a plan Wednesday to cut its budget by 3 percent due to a drop in the number of passengers. Officials trace the drop to the loss of Airtran's Florida flight.
Instead of guards, new cameras and microwave technology will be used to protect the gates.
Airport director Rick Atkinson says the technology will automatically dial the police and set off an alarm if there's an intrusion.
Officials are hoping to find another carrier to bring the Florida flight back to Yeager.