Wings Air begins service to Atlanta

LAWRENCEVILLE - Wings Air announced Monday it will begin service to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from the Gwinnett County Airport on Feb. 1.

The two flights to and from Atlanta will help air travelers avoid the "growing congestion and unpredictability of Atlanta traffic," a Wings Air news release said. Travel time in the Piper Chieftain aircraft is expected to be about 15 minutes.

"Additional flights will be added as demand grows," said Robbie Rupard, chief operating officer.

Once passengers arrive in Atlanta - until security clearance from the Transportation Security Administration is available at the Gwinnett airport - they will be taken from the General Aviation Terminal to the main terminal via shuttle van.

"We are working with TSA to service Lawrenceville and hope to have our customers clearing security in Lawrenceville in the near future," said Charlie Mintz, president.

Rupard said passengers returning to Lawrenceville will use the American Airlines T-10 gate, "simplifying the return process."

Flights to and from Hartsfield-Jackson will cost $79 each way, plus taxes and fees. Mintz said he believes this is a bargain, especially once you consider the cost of driving and parking and the lost time and stress associated.

Wings Air is a Department of Transportation commuter airline.

Flight times, along with online booking, can be found at www.flywingsair.com.