By Michael Garko, In Airline News
A new carrier is launching flights from Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. Newport News’ dailypress.com is reporting that an area based airline will be launching flights from the eastern Virginia community. Details are expected to be released on Monday at 4PM, including the airline’s name and destinations it will serve.
“It is a brand new airline with flights from Newport News,” said Ken Spirito in the article, executive director of the News-Williamsburg International Airport. “It’s going to be very exciting thing for the entire Hampton Roads area.”
Spirito added that the management team is comprised of former officials who previously held positions at other airlines. He continued by saying that the airline will “definitely be a low-cost carrier”.
The new service is welcomed news for the airport, who will be losing all AirTran service March 10 due to the recent merger with Southwest Airlines. AirTran serves Atlanta, Boston, New York-LaGuardia, and Orlando out of Newport News.
When asked if the startup will serve the same destinations, Spirito replied: “The airline is going to look at the market and see where people are flying and capitalize on the history and success we’ve had in a lot of markets and others as well.”