Sunday, August 19, 2007

Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, known as Atlanta Airport, is mostly located in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, USA and was the world's busiest airport in 2005. But, according to the FAA, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is on track to take the title back for 2006. Recent flight facility increases of 40% promise to propel Hartsfield's future growth.

Hartsfield accommodated 980,197 takeoffs and landings in 2005, and handled 88.4 million passengers according to projections. Many of these flights are domestic flights from within the United States where Atlanta serves as a chief transfer point for flights to and from smaller cities throughout the Southern United States. As such, it is the subject of an old comic story stating that regardless of where one is going in the afterlife, s/he will have to connect in Atlanta to get there. Hartsfield-Jackson also has fifty-seven percent of their passengers flying elsewhere. As an international gateway to the United States Hartsfield-Jackson position is seventh; JFK International in New York City is first.

The airport is located partly inside the southern city limits of Atlanta and is adjacent to the city of College Park, Georgia, which is south of the city limits of Atlanta. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the prime hub of Delta Air Lines, Air Tran Airways and Atlantic Southeast Airlines. The airport is situated in Fulton and Clayton Counties.


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