American Airlines’ move to add a new nonstop flight to Chicago from Piedmont Triad International Airport wasn’t something that just happened by chance. It was the result of at least two years of negotiations between PTI and the airline company, said Kevin Baker, executive director of the airport.

TBJ caught up with Baker to discuss what it took to get American (NASDAQ: AAL) to add the new flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport three times daily, seven days per week beginning July 5.

How…