Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL)

Airport Information

Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL)

Welcome to Atlantic Hartsfield International Airport!

This airport is located seven miles south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Encompassing 6,800,000 square feet, the airport has two terminals. ATL is the biggest and busiest airport not just in the United States, but in the whole world. There are five runways that cater to the millions and millions of passengers for domestic and international flights every year. Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines dominate commercial airlines in ATL. Delta Air Lines flew 59.01% of passengers in 2011, with Southwest Airlines at a close second. AirTran and ExpressJet flew 17.76% and 13.86% respectively. 

In 1999, ATL established the Development Program: "Focus On the Future" budgeted at $5.4 billion with the intention of preparing the airport to handle a projected demand of 121 million passengers in 2015. The airport ended up investing $9 billion for expansion and renovations.

Passenger Services

ATL has all the usual amenities and a variety of dining options throughout the airport. ATL provides passengers with a mega food courtin Concourse D that includes loca restaurants such as Grindhouse Killer Burgers and Food Network Kitchen. This food court opened in the past year and a half and is one built into a bright and airy space with two levels of restaurants and shops. In addition to the food court, ATL now provides free Internet before your flight. 


The Hartsfield-Jackson Rental Car Center houses ten current airport rental agencies with two four-story parking decks with 9,900 parking spaces. A four-lane roadway connects the rental car center to Interstate 85. ATL offers airport shuttle service that can pick you up from home, hotel, office, or other locations to take you to the airport. For a more cost effective method, shuttles are available at select pick-up locations.


Within two miles of the airport, there are more than 10 surrounding hotels with shuttle services to take you to your terminal such as La Quinta Inn & Suites, Days Inn and Motel 6.