GREENSBORO, N.C. – With planes throughout the nation grounded indefinitely, regional airports in our state are stepping in to offer parking and upkeep.
Piedmont Triad Worldwide Airport in Greensboro is briefly housing planes from American and Alaska Airways.
Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem has a brand new association with United Airways.
The airline is parking a fleet there for the foreseeable future, with North State Aviation offering upkeep.
The airport director says it is a win-win for the airport, its tenants, and the airline.
Smith Reynolds Airport Director Mark Davidson says “that was one of many promoting factors, as ‘hey deliver them right here, we all know what we’re doing, we will accommodate them, we’ll hold individuals employed.’ And so, United is among the airways to return in, as we have now others which might be going to start out service this summer time.”
Davidson expects American Airways to herald a number of upkeep tasks later this summer time.