About Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (airport code: ATL), known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is located 7 miles from Atlanta, Georgia. It has been the world's busiest airport since 1998. Hartsfield–Jackson holds its ranking as the world's busiest airport by accommodating 92 million passengers.
Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport is the primary hub for Delta Air Lines and ExpressJet.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Facts
- Hartsfield–Jackson had its beginnings in 1925 with a five-year, rent-free lease, that was the home of an abandoned auto racetrack named The Atlanta Speedway.
- Its been a busy airport from its inception and by the end of 1930 it placed third behind New York City and Chicago for daily flights with 16 arriving and departing.
- In 1946 Candler Field was renamed Atlanta Municipal Airport.
- On June 1, 1956 an Eastern flight to Montreal, Canada was the first international flight out of Atlanta.
- William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport opened on September 21, 1980. It was designed to accommodate up to 55 million passengers/year and comprised over 2.5 million square feet.
- The airport employs approximately 55,300 employees and is considered the largest employment center in the state of Georgia. With a payroll of $2.4 billion, the airport has a direct and indirect economic impact of $3.2 billion on the local and regional economy.
Hartsfield–Jackson Rental Car Center
The Hartsfield–Jackson Rental Car Center opened in 2009. It houses all current airport rental agencies with capacity for additional.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Top Destinations
- (MCO) Orlando, AirTran, Delta, Southwest
- (FLL) Fort Lauderdale, AirTran, Delta, Spirit
- (LGA) La Guardia, Southwest, AirTran, American, Delta
- (TPA) Tampa, AirTran, Delta
- (DFW) Dallas Ft. Worth, American, Delta, Spirit
- (LAX) Los Angeles, AirTran, Delta, Southwest
- (DCA) Washington D.C., AirTran, Delta
- (PHL) Philadelphia, Southwest, AirTran, Delta, US Airways
- (CLT) Charlotte, AirTran, Delta, US Airways
- (BWI) Baltimore, AirTran, Delta, Southwest