AirTran: Risks Killed Harrisburg Airport's Deal

Aviation consultant Mike Boyd said HIA's chances of getting a low-cost carrier like AirTran anytime soon are "almost nil."

Testa remains patient, noting that it took him seven years to bring low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines to Manchester Airport in New Hampshire when he was director there.

"Eventually some low-cost carrier is going to see the advantage of flying in here and there's no competition," he predicted.


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