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.