Gov. McDonnell meets with Southwest CEO

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Governor McDonnell plans to speak Wednesday with the president and CEO of Southwest Airlines.

Southwest just recently agreed to buy discount carrier Airtran Airways.

A spokesman for the governor told the Times-Dispatch that McDonnell plans to express his support for the merger and "his strong support for expanded service" at Virginia's airports.

Airtran began its low-fare operations at Richmond International Airport back in 2005.

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