Piedmont Triad Airport Searches For New Business

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The executive director of the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro is looking for new business.

The airport authority has agreed to offer airlines a subsidy of $2.15 for each passenger boarding for new service to a new destination. That could add up to more than $300 per flight.

Executive Director Ted Johnson is waiting to see which airlines will take the bait.

He says it will be interesting to see what impact Skybus Airlines has on operations in Greensboro.

Skybus said last month it will open an operational base at Piedmont Triad International in January. That will create 375 jobs. The Columbus, Ohio, airline is spending 350 million dollars on aircraft and equipment.

Skybus is offering service to six new destinations.