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Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta ATL Airport Overview

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL serves the U.S. State of Georgia's Fulton & Clayton Counties and the City of Atlanta. Presently, it is the world's largest & busiest airport - a major transfer point for flights to/from smaller US cities, and an international gateway to/from the United States. ATL is equipped to handle triple simultaneous landings, offering over 200 nonstop destinations, a third of which are international ones. 

ATL Airport is a few miles south of the Atlanta's business district, accessible directly from Camp Creek Pkwy., and indirectly from interstate highway 285, exit 2;  To get to the Domestic Terminal (on I-85/75 southbound through downtown Atlanta), use exit 242 ; to get to the International Terminal use and I-75, exit 239.  ATL is also directly accessible via the MARTA's Red/Gold rail line.

With five runways and estimated 96 million passengers annually, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport is primary hub for Delta Air Lines, and is served by countless U.S. & foreign airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.  

The Customer Service can be reached at:  1-800-897-1910 / fax 1-404-530-7384.

1. A temporary detour on Airport Blvd. is now in place until the end of April 2014 - changing how southbound travelers will acces parking lots & terminals.  Signs will guide drivers along the detour - speed limit is 25 mph.  
2. Due to ongoing construction work of eleven new lane miles, five new bridges and reconfiguration of some roadway segments, intersections & bridges - all done in phases and to be completed within two years - allow for extra time to get to the Airport.
3. As security checkpoint lines at times are very long, it is recommended that on busy days (morning hours & holidays) passengers arrive at the airport more than two hours ahead of international  flight departure, and 90 minutes before domestic departures.
4. While Southwest ticket counters are in Terminal North (part of the Domestic Terminal), it operates out of Concourse C.

Atlanta International Airport has two terminals: Domestic Terminal with Concourses T &  A - D,  and International Maynard Jackson Terminal (referred to by Airlines as either TI or IT) with Concourses E & F. 

Present & Future Airport Developments:  1. Free WiFi access is to be available by Spring 2014.
1. Expansion of Domestic Terminal - Concourse D's Centerpoint (enhancing access to the Plane Train & Transportation Mall, adding restaurant & retail options) is scheduled for completion 2014. 
2. 'Sleep & Spa accommodations' are to be added in 2014. 
3. Concource C 'Midpoint Expansion' involves expansion work by 52,000 sq.feet, add concessions, 2 escalators for Plane Train connection to the Concourse level, & 2 elevators - completion Spring 2015.
4. A new South Terminal is to open some time in 2015.

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