Flights from Gwinnett to Atlanta start

LAWRENCEVILLE - This week Wings Air made its inaugural passenger flights from Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville to Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson International Airport.

The commuter airline based out of the Gwinnett airport ferried its first customer to the Atlanta airport at 2:15 Tuesday afternoon, followed by a second at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The company began the service Sunday.

Flights are $79 each way, plus taxes and fees.

"When you compare our price to the cost of driving and parking, not to mention the lost time and stress, we think this is a real bargain," said Charlie Mintz, president of Wings Air.

Passengers traveling from the Lawrenceville airport to Atlanta will ride in a Piper Navajo Chieftain aircraft that seats up to eight. Two flights into Atlanta and two flights out are available daily.

Wings Air flights out of Lawrenceville will accept carry-on baggage only until baggage agreements with major airlines are completed.

SideBar: If you fly

· What: Flights from Lawrenceville to Atlanta

· When: Times vary

· Where: Flights depart from Gwinnett County Airport, 500 Briscoe Blvd., Lawrenceville

· For more information: Call 770-236-9125 or visit www.flywingsair.com