South Fulton Chamber Recognizes Fifth Runway’s
By DeAllous Smith
The financial impact of the Airport’s fifth runway within the local community was recognized by the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently during its annual meeting themed, “Taking Flight.”
Aviation Assistant General Manager for Planning and Development Dan Molloy accepted the award saluting the facility’s newest runway at the first South Fulton Cornerstone Awards.
The program, held in December at the Georgia International Convention Center, was designed to recognize area projects or programs that are or will be key components in building the economic vitality of the South Fulton region.
The Airport’s fifth runway, labeled the “Most Important Runway in America,” opened in May 2006. The runway is expected to significantly decrease delays at Hartsfield-Jackson and save the airlines operating at the facility more than $5 million a week.
“This airport provides the City of Atlanta, the communities adjacent to it, and the entire region an economic engine that drives a competitive and strong business center with the ability to attract opportunities from around the world,” said Molloy.
Other projects honored during the ceremony included the completion of phase one and start of phase two of Camp Creek Marketplace, the completion of the South Fulton Parkway and the urban re-development plan for Hapeville.
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