NC Airport Seeks Skybus Flight Base

The top official at Piedmont Triad International Airport says the airport wants to become a new flight base for the discount airline Skybus, which offers some seats for $10.

Airport authority chairman Henry Isaacson says the airline has asked for proposals from several airports and could decide by late October. Skybus has its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and serves 15 other cities.

Skybus spokesman Bob Tenenbaum says several cities want to be
what the airline calls a focus city. The airline began flights in May.

Skybus said it carried 3,700 passengers from Greensboro in August with one daily flight to Columbus. That figure was higher than the airline expected.