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Study finds no feasible site for second airport
By Staff Writers

No airport or site feasibly could serve as a second commercial-service airport for metropolitan Atlanta at this time, according to the findings of the Atlanta Metropolitan Aviation Capacity Study, Phase II (AMACS 2) study.

Hartsfield-Jackson released the executive summary of the study’s findings in May. AMACS 2, which was 75 percent funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), evaluated 29 sites, including sites identified in a 1991 regional aviation study and a Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) second airport study.

“The study’s findings place even more emphasis on maximizing Hartsfield-Jackson’s capacity into the foreseeable future to accommodate aviation growth,” said Louis Miller, Aviation general manager. “To this end, we will begin a master plan update this fall to examine all possible ways to expand the Airport’s capacity within its current geographical footprint.”

In addition to the FAA and the Georgia DOT, the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation and the Atlanta Regional Commission collaborated on the $1 million study.

The sites that were evaluated included areas in Forsyth/Dawson counties, Jackson County, Monroe/Lamar counties, and Paulding and Polk counties. Dobbins Air Reserve Base, several existing general aviation sites, Macon’s Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Athens-Ben Epps Airport also were evaluated.

To read the AMACS 2 executive summary, click here.

The AMACS 2 study examined 29 sites and found none to be feasible at this time for a second airport.

The AMACS 2 study examined 29 sites and found none to be feasible at this time for a second airport.



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