Plans to bring airline service to Paulding County’s tiny airport drew quick criticism Friday from two giant opponents: Delta Air Lines and the city of Atlanta.
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Which airport will be quicker to use?
The firm pushing to bring passenger jets to the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport predicts the operation will be more convenient than Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which can require long, time-consuming walks from parking, through security and down concourses. It’s unclear how long it will take passengers to navigate the Paulding airport. Here’s a comparison of how long it can take to drive to each airport, depending on where you live.
Source: Google Maps
Competition, convenience and cost – those have long been the buzzwords associated with what a second airport can bring to consumers in a hub city. Atlanta is one of the only major U.S. cities without a second commercial airport. A deal to bring commercial service to a regional airport in Paulding County could mean lower fares and greater convenience to some travelers, though the effect is hard to assess until an airline is identified and announces its plans. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will continue to inform readers about this significant development in the region’s transportation infrastructure.
Read more about how Delta plans to fight the Paulding airport plans. And on Sunday, read about how secondary airports in other markets fare in the shadow of larger airports.