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    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a very busy airport located in Atlanta, GA, USA. It is considered by many to be one of the busiest airports in the world, with many travelers entering and leaving every day. People travel to Atlanta from all over the world, as well as connect via Hartsfield-Jackson to other destinations. It has been one of the world’s busiest airports since the 1950’s. This airport’s history dates back to the 1920’s. The first official airline travel for passengers began in the 1930’s.

Atlanta Airport
Atlanta Airport

Originally the airport was known as Atlanta Municipal Airport. In 1971, the airport name is changed to be William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Airport after William B. Hartsfield, who passed away in that year. The airport maintained the world’s busiest airport title and has kept it ever since. In October of 2003, the city of Atlanta voted to change the airport’s name to include that of the deceased mayor, Maynard Jackson. He was an integral part of the airport’s expansion and vision and so the name then was changed to Hartsfield-Jackson.

Airport Statistics

In the month of September in 2012, the number of domestic travelers was 6,834,770. The number of international travelers in the same month reached 765,144 for a combined total of 7,599,914 people.

The Atlanta Airport consists of approximately 6.8 million square feet of space. There are over 200 gates. Within the airport, there is an underground transport system known as the “Automated People Mover” which moves on average of 200,000 people on a daily basis through the airport on a track that is about 3 miles long.

In the airport, there are over 30,000 parking spaces for the public. This is only in the domestic terminal, as there are an additional 2,600 spots in the international terminal’s park and ride facility. Ground transportation to and from the airport is available via city bus, MARTA (Atlanta’s mass transit train system), shuttles and also taxi cabs. These options make the airport quite accessible and easy to get to.

Atlanta Airport Travel

Along with being the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also offers service to 150 U.S. destinations and also 75 international destinations world wide. Atlanta is within a 2-hour flight to almost 80% of the US population.

Almost 60,000 people work at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This includes security personal, administration, flight operators and pilots, flight attendants, baggage attendants, and other forms of service. This also includes customer service representatives and retail workers.

The airport consists of 5 runways. They range from 9,000 to 11,000 feet long. In addition to the MARTA and shuttle transportation options, in 2009, a brand new facility opened for rental cars. It is state of the art and contains a 137,000-foot area for customers who want to rent cars and utilize them in the Atlanta area.

Also, there are even meeting rooms located at Hartsfield-Jackson airport that are open for public use. These rooms are equipped for private or public events and allow executives a great place to meet if they are on the go to and from other locations.

Airlines at Atlanta Airport

Serving 52.4 million passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Delta Airlines is the airport’s largest airline. Delta serves all of ATL’s most popular domestic destinations: Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; New York; Tampa, Fla.; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and Los Angeles. In addition to the top domestic cities, Delta flies to another 120 North American airports. It also serves the airport’s top international destinations of Cancun, Mexico; Paris; Amsterdam; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Toronto and London. Its international schedule includes another 52 cities, all via ATL’s Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal on Concourse F. Delta makes its hub at ATL, employing 27,000 people.

AirTran, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, serves more than 15 percent of ATL’s passengers. Its 12.4 million ATL passengers travel to more than 40 domestic and international destinations on AirTran flights, including all of the airport’s top destinations. Domestic flights with AirTran are conducted on Concourses C and D; international flights use Concourse F. In all, AirTran offers 172 daily non-stop departures using 31 gates. Beginning its ATL service in 1993, AirTran operates more flights out of ATL than it does at any other airport in the nation. AirTran Airways operates a hub and reservation center at the airport.

The third largest airline at ATL, ExpressJet flies nearly 9 million passengers to 90 domestic and worldwide destinations. ExpressJet operates in ATL as Delta Connection and is a subsidiary of SkyWest Airlines. The company operates its Delta Connection hub, crew base, and maintenance base at the airport. Domestic ExpressJet flights use the Atlanta airport’s Concourses C and D; its international flights are processed through Concourse F.

Pinnacle Airlines also operates a number of Delta Connection flights at ATL. Its 1.8 million annual ATL passengers gives it a rank of the fourth busiest airline at ATL. Pinnacle’s routes include 30 domestic destinations; most of the destination cities are located in the South. Domestic flights depart from and arrive at the airport’s Concourses C and D. Seasonally, Pinnacle also flies to three international destinations: Belize City, Belize; Guadalajara, Mexico and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.

US Airways is the fifth largest airline at ATL. It moves 1.1 million passengers through the airport each year to Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The airline uses Concourse D.

The airport is served by a variety of international airlines such as British Airways, KLM, Air Canada, and Lufthansa. All international flights, whether aboard U.S. airlines or foreign airlines, are made through the airport’s new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. The terminal is 1.2 million square feet and holds 12 flight gates.