Your Gateway to the World
One of our area’s greatest assets is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — the world’s busiest and most efficient airport and the largest employer in Georgia. On average, about 260,000 passengers fly through Atlanta each day and the airport in 2015 welcomed its 100 millonth passenger in one year, directly impacting metro Atlanta’s economy by about $32.5 billion and the state by about $68.3 billion. It was also recently named the No. 1 U.S. airport by TripAdvisor.
“Hartsfield-Jackson is a key part of what makes Atlanta the leading city in the Southeast,” says Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “Our airport is a global transport and economic center that will see continued growth in the next several years as we secure new business opportunities, as well as new developments near the airport like Porsche’s new North American headquarters and on-site test track.
“As we work to start new international routes to destinations not already available from Atlanta, we’ll also stimulate new international air cargo and passenger growth. Atlanta is already a diverse city with tens of thousands of people from all over the world choosing to live here, and this growth in our international transportation will strengthen our connections with cities and countries around the world, which will strengthen our city’s culture in turn.”
In addition to being the global headquarters for Delta Air Lines, Hartsfield-Jackson’s Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, which opened in 2012, is the Southeast’s gateway to the world. The $1.4 billion, 1.2 million-square-foot terminal includes eight security checkpoints and five recheck lanes for domestic connecting passengers, exclusive retailers and restaurants — and for a small fee, passengers can seek refuge in the airport lounge. The international terminal has also been awarded gold LEED status and numerous art installations line the terminal’s hallways making it a welcoming site for visitors.
To access the domestic terminal by car, follow Interstates 85 or 285 and exit onto a network of roads that lead to the North and South Domestic Terminals, baggage claim and airport parking.
The airport is the final stop on MARTA’s Gold and Red lines. The airport MARTA station is connected to the domestic terminal and offers a Delta curbside check-in station.
Hartsfield-Jackson includes a domestic and an international building — housing seven concourses (T, A, B, C, D, E and F). Travelers can then access the concourses and gates via The Plane Train, a speedy underground train that travels a 3.5-mile track.
- Employs 63,000+
- 2,500+ average daily flights
- Nonstop service to 60+ international destinations in 45+ countries
- 80 percent of U.S. population within 2-hour flight of Atlanta
- 308 total concessions
- 33,350 parking spaces
- 260,000 daily passengers
- 5 runways
- 2 terminals
- 7 concourses
- 40 international gates
- 57 security lanes
- 167 domestic gates
- 2014: 96.2 million passengers
- 2014: 868,359 flights
While many airlines have merged and consolidated their operations, they continue to operate flights out of Hartsfield-Jackson. Each month, millions of travelers fly in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson. Check out the most recent passenger stats from January 2017