Ralph: The Paulding "Silver Comet" airport may make sense for freight — FedEx, UPS, etc. — freeing up some take-off and landing capacity at Hartsfield-Jackson, and perhaps for charter flights. But it makes no sense for regularly scheduled passenger service.
Bill: Really, the second airport siphon traffic flow? So LaGuardia is ruining JFK? Oh, wait, no it's not, because Delta is rapidly expanding domestic and international travel there. Nice lies from Delta management.
Freebird: This is a great example of the difference between being "pro-business" and "pro-free markets." Delta wants state and regional government to help out a business — their business — at the expense of other businesses. This is "pro-business" in a manner of speaking, but it is not a defense of free enterprise and competition. There is way too much crony capitalism in this country supported by Democrats and Republicans alike. What we need for our economy to thrive is free markets unfettered by burdensome regulation and manipulation. This editorial is a pathetic attempt to curry government favoritism.
Wishing for Milton County: A second airport may allow for competition to bloom in Atlanta. Air fares are sky high on routes with only Delta. Southwest dis-establishing AirTrans' hub has allowed Delta to charge what they want. Of course Delta is scared of another airport. Maybe the charter flights to vacation spots in Latin America and the Caribbean will come back. They will have to compete. Maybe the city of Atlanta or state of Georgia needs to make Delta give up 10 percent of its slots to other airlines. Let's get some competition on some routes. All I know is air travel through Atlanta is a pain in the neck. Tickets are too high, security is too slow, and parking there is expensive. Delta is making a bundle of money now, but they're killing the goose!