…”from a chamber leadership role” that is! OK, so I played with that one a little to get your attention. You see this week AJC.com had a piece about the fighting going on about a possible second commercial airport in Atlanta. You can read more about the airport here to get up to speed.
Would this be a good idea for Atlanta? I will leave it up to some Atlanta residents and blog readers to chime in if in fact the Paulding Airport could help the city, drive down airline prices and be a good alternative to the very busy ATL airport (that I do really like btw).
I spoke to an aviation expert and was told off the record that:
“The idea of a commercial airport in Paulding County is nothing but a bunch of [beeeeeep] dreamed up by some political hacks who have no clue what they are getting into. Really this is all about their wanting to feel important.”
Well, I guess that is one way of looking at this and I tend to agree with my expert. Having said that, it would be fun for an airline like Southwest to come in and mix it up a bit.
For me, I cannot get how spoiled I am to have so many airports that all compete and are serviced by Delta near my home. I mean, SBN less that 45 min. AZO 1hr-ish, FWA 1.5 hrs. LAN 2hr-ish. MDW 2hr-ish. ORD 2.5hrs. GRR 2 hr. LAN 2hr-ish. MKE 3hr-ish. IND 3hr-ish DTW 3hr-ish. That is a lot of choices vs. you in ATL with not that much to choose from.
So shout out – is Delta’s CEO not working for Atlanta’s best interest as suggested or is the idea of a second Atlanta commercial airport just a pipe dream? – René
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