Airport CEO urges flyers to change habits

By Deon Guillory bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The future of the way you fly out of Richmond International Airport will be discussed at a meeting Monday night.

Ten years ago, Richmond had some of the highest airfares in the U.S. Now, they're below the national average.

But there's a concern that without some changes, those prices may be going back up.

At Monday night's meeting, RIC's CEO will talk about the importance of low-cost carriers.

He's urging more of us to use them more often.

He says that regular support for low-cost airlines will keep overall prices down and attract the kind of businesses that county leaders love.

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors doesn't want to see prices take off.

Southwest Airlines is in the process of buying "airTran" which would inject $900 million into the economy.

The meeting will be at the Henrico theater on East Nine Mile Road.

It starts at seven and is open to the public. There will be a question and answer period.

There will also be a discussion about the airport's master plan for expansion.

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