Skybus deal worth up to $57 million

Triad Airport Authority package includes construction, incentives, marketing

Airline expert Tangorra agreed.

"If an airport is to reach its potential as an economic engine for the community, it needs to be able to support the service of innovative new airlines like Skybus," he said.

And PTI officials have reduced their risk by requiring Skybus to bring in a minimum number of passengers before they will fulfill some promises.

"In my judgment," Tangorra said, "the airport authority is making the right aggressive moves to not only help the airport but to help fuel the economic growth of the region perhaps for years to come."

Contact Richard M. Barron at 373-7371 or dbarron

Contact Michelle Jarboe at 373-7075 or mjarboe

nAn agreement signed last month and approved by airport officials Tuesday gives the airline incentives.

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