Gainesville Regional Airport has completed the installation of a series of photovoltaic solar panels to the roof of the John R. Alison commercial terminal and the roof of the rental car wash facility. The panels have the capacity to capture 292 kilowatts of power, and the airport plans to sell power to GRU and reinvest the income into airport operations.
Also this month, Silver Airways now offers non-stop flights to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from Gainesville Regional Airport. Sunday through Friday, a flight departing Gainesville at 6am will arrive at 7:40am. Flights departing Atlanta at 9pm will arrive in Gainesville at 10:40pm.