Atlanta International Airport

The full name of Atlanta International Airport is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is the main international airport serving Atlanta, Georgia.

The airport is located seven miles (11 kilometers) south of downtown Atlanta, USA. It covers an area of ​​4700 acres (1902 hectares) and has five parallel runways.

The airport provides international services in North and South America, Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Many of the nearly one million flights each year are domestic flights; the airport is the main travel hub in the southeastern part of the country. Since 1998, Atlanta has been the world’s most visited airport.

Overview Atlanta International Airport
Overview Atlanta International Airport


  • The history of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport can be traced back to 1925. On April 16th of that year, the airport was born from an abandoned racing track. The mayor promised to develop the city into an airport.
  • The first flight to Candler Field was September 15, 1926. In May 1928, Pitcairn began to provide services to Atlanta, followed by Delta Air Services in June 1930.
  • From the beginning it was a busy airport. By the end of 1930, its daily flights were second only to New York City and Chicago, and only sixteen times a day.
  • In October 1940, the US government declared it a military airport. The airport doubled in size during World War II.
  • The new terminal was opened on time and within budget on September 21, 1980. It is designed to accommodate 55 million passengers per year and covers an area of ​​2.5 million square feet (230,000 square meters).
  • In December 1984, a fourth parallel runway measuring 9,000 feet (2,700 m) was completed, and another runway was extended to 11,889 feet (3,624 m) the following year.
  • In May 2001, construction of a fifth runway (10-28) above 9,000 feet (2,700 m) began. It cost 1.28 billion US dollars to complete and opened on May 27, 2006.
  • Since the opening of Terminal F in May 2012, the airport now has 192 gates.
  • In December 2015, the airport became the first airport in the world to receive 100 million passengers annually.
Atlanta Airport parking lot
Atlanta Airport parking lot



Atlanta has five runways, parallel to east and west. 8L/26R and 8R/26L are to the north of the terminal, 9L/27R, 9R/27L and 10/28 are to the south of the terminal area. The runways from north to south are: 8L/26R, 8R/26L, 9L/27R, 9R/27L, 10/28

Runways 8R/26L and 9L/27R are used for departures: because they are closest to the midfield terminal, they reduce the amount of fuel required to taxi to the runway. According to the work priority of the airport, runway 10/28 is allocated to arrival or departure.

Aerial view of Atlanta International Airport from the plane
Aerial view of Atlanta International Airport from the plane


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s terminal and lobby area totals 6.8 million square feet (630,000 m 2). There are two terminals, the domestic terminal and the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal.

The domestic terminal is on the west side of the airport. The southern half of AC, E, T and the northern half of D are dedicated to Delta Air Lines.

The domestic terminal is divided into two terminals-South Terminal and North Terminal-for ticketing, boarding and baggage claim.

International flights arrive and depart from the international terminal E or F on the east side of the airport. Hall F and the new international terminal opened on May 16, 2012, and Hall E opened in September 1994 to welcome the 1996 Summer Olympics.

195 boarding gates (more than any other airport in the world) are located in seven halls between the domestic and international terminals. Concourse T is connected to the domestic terminal. From west to east, the remaining six terminals are Terminal A, B, C, D, E and F.

Terminals AD and T are used for domestic flights, while terminals E and F are used for international flights, some when T or A–D gates are not available, or when the plane arrives as an international flight and continues to be a domestic flight. Do domestic flights.

Atlanta International Airport Satellite imagery
Atlanta International Airport Satellite imagery
  • Hall T contains 17 boarding gates
  • One lobby contains 29 doors
  • Concourse B contains 32 gates
  • Concourse C contains 34 gates
  • Hall D contains 40 boarding gates
  • Concourse E contains 28 boarding gates

There are 15 boarding gates in Hall F; boarding gate F3 has been configured to handle Airbus A380

When the current passenger terminal opened in 1980, it consisted only of the domestic terminal, the northern half of Hall T (accommodating international flights) and Hall AD. Hall E was opened in 1994 to catch up with international flights for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at night
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at night

Atlanta International Airport Data

North America
In use
Official name
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Other name
Candler Field Airport, William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport
Between Fulton and Clayton, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
City of Atlanta
Official website
Atlanta Department of Aviation
Construction end
May, 1928
Airport type
Airport code
Airport area
4695 acres / 19 km²
Runway length
3*2743 m,1*3048 m,1*3776 m
Passenger traffic
110.5 million(2019)
Freight volume
639,276 tons (2019)
Takeoffs and landings
904,301 sorties (2019)

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