Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport facts for kids
|Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|IATA: ATL – ICAO: KATL – FAA LID: ATL
– WMO: 72219
|Owner||City of Atlanta|
|Operator||Atlanta Department of Aviation|
|Serves||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Location||Unincorporated areas of Fulton and Clayton counties; also Atlanta, College Park, and Hapeville, Georgia|
|Hub for||* Delta Air Lines|
|Elevation AMSL||1,026 ft / 313 m|
Location of airport in Metro Atlanta
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), also known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, and Hartsfield–Jackson, is a public airport in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the world's busiest airport by number of passengers and number of landings and take-offs since 2005. It serves 89 million passengers per year. The airport is the main hub of AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines, and ExpressJet. The Delta hub is the world's largest airline hub. Delta Air Lines flew most (59%) of passengers from the airport in February 2011. The airport has 199 gates. It has both domestic and international gates.
Hartsfield–Jackson was still the world's busiest airport in 2010. It had an average of 243,000 passengers each day. It also had a total of 950,119 flights. Many of the flights are flights inside the United States. Atlanta is a major hub for travel throughout the Southeastern United States.
Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport has international service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The airport is located mostly in unincorporated areas in Fulton and Clayton counties. The city limits of Atlanta, College Park, and Hapeville end at the airport grounds.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport hosts the following airlines:
- Air Canada
- Air France
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Boutique Air
- British Airways
- Continental Airlines
- Delta Airlines main Hub
- Frontier Airlines
- Korean Air
- Qatar Airways (starts June 1)
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Turkish Airlines (starts May 16)
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 taking off from Atlanta.
Images for kids
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport's air traffic control tower
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.