ATL is the abbreviation code for Atlanta – Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. According to Abbreviation Finder, ATL can also mean:
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Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
The Atlanta – Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is not only the largest and most important commercial airport in the US state of Georgia but also in the entire US. In terms of daily or annual passenger and flight frequency, it is even the most important in the world. In addition to the world’s largest airline Delta Air Lines, the partners and subsidiaries of Delta also own Compass Airlinesand Endeavor Air in Atlanta is a major hub to which it is also an important operating base for Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
- URL: Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
- Time zone: GMT -5
- Service phone: +1 404 530-6600; 800 897-1910; 404 530-7300
- Address: Atlanta Airport, 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Suite 4000, Atlanta GA 30320, USA
- Operator: Department of Aviation of the City of Atlanta
- Parking spaces: yes, subject to a charge; Short-term and long-term parking spaces
- Nearby cities: Atlanta (13 km)
- Accessibility: Interstate I-285 (EXIT 61); Interstate I-85 (EXIT 71); Georgia State Route # 6; US Highway 29
- Train Connections: Atlanta Airport Station (Red & Yellow Line); The Amtrak route “Crescent” (New York – New Orleans) stops daily in Atlanta.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (14.93%), Tuesday (14.04%), Wednesday (14.18%), Thursday (14.49%), Friday (14.81%), Saturday (12.73%), Sunday (14.81%)
- other spellings: Atlanta-Hartsfield Atlanta Int’l Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Атланта – Хартсфилд-Джексон, Ατλάντα, ატლანტა, Ատլանտա, أتلانتا ، ج, ج, แอตแลนตาيا, اٹا نٹا, ל, נטا نٹا, אטל, נטاה, แอตแลนตาל, ٹا ناア ト ラ ン タ, 亚特兰大, 亞特蘭大
Most popular destinations from Atlanta International Airport (flights per week)
- Orlando International Airport, FL (243, 2.16%)
- New York – La Guardia Airport, NY (227, 2.02%)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FL (221, 1.96%)
- Denver International Airport, CO (219, 1.94%)
- Baltimore – Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (215, 1.91%)
- Tampa International Airport, FL (189, 1.68%)
- Los Angeles International Airport, CA (186, 1.65%)
- Washington DC – Ronald Reagan National Airport, VA (181, 1.61%)
- Nashville International Airport, TN (170, 1.51%)
- Dallas – Fort Worth International Airport, TX (164, 1.46%)
- Other (82.1%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Aeroméxico (10383, 14.20%)
- KLM (8211, 11.23%)
- Virgin Atlantic Airways (8064, 11.03%)
- Air France (6460, 8.83%)
- Delta Air Lines (6322, 8.64%)
- Korean Air Lines (5428, 7.42%)
- Westjet (4439, 6.07%)
- Southwest Airlines (3394, 4.64%)
- ALITALIA (2371, 3.24%)
- Donavia (1293, 1.77%)
- Other (22.93%)
The airport, which opened in 1925, is approximately 16 kilometers south of downtown Atlanta. The best way to get to the terminal is via Interstate I-285 at Exit 61, Interstate I-85 at Exit 71, Georgia State Route # 6 and US Highway 29.
At the above-ground Airport Metro Station, which is located At the western end, between the North and South Terminals, the “Red Line” and the “Yellow Line” trains of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) regularly stop. The public bus routes # 72, 78, 82, 88, 89, 180, 181 and 189 also stop at the airport.
Passengers arriving by train first use bus route # 110 to the Five Point Transit Center in downtown, then change to the “Red Line” or the “Yellow Line” and travel to the Airport Metro Station.
The ATL Skytrain has been running between the Main Terminal and the rental car providers at the Rental Car Center (RCC) on the other side of Interstate I-85 since 2009, a “people mover” that transports a maximum of approx. 300 passengers in approx. 5 minutes in each direction, this also stops at the exhibition center, Georgia International Convention Center (GICC).
In April 1925, Walter Sims, the then mayor of Atlanta, signed a five-year lease for an area used as a racing track. This was first named Candler Field, after the then owner of the Coca-Cola patent and owner Asa Griggs Candler. The first plane landing followed a year later with the landing of a mail plane from Jacksonville. Pitcaim Aviation did not offer the first commercial flight connections from Atlanta until the spring of 1928. Only one year later, Delta Air Lines, founded in 1928, followed. Since then, it has managed its business from Atlanta and also owns its most important hub. In 1939 the first control tower was finally built,
In 1946, after the end of the Second World War, the airport was officially renamed Atlanta Municipal Airport. Even then, the airport was one of the most frequented airports in the United States with more than 1,600 arrivals and departures per day. The airport finally reached the number of more than 1 million passengers only 2 years later. In 1956, with Eastern Airlines and its regular connections to Montreal, international scheduled flights followed. Atlanta’s airport development was disproportionate compared to other US airports and thus the two million mark was exceeded as early as 1957, at the same time a new terminal was built to cope with the steadily growing air traffic. Atlanta became the most important and largest airport in the USA even then,
A further expansion of the site and the opening of another new concourse followed in 1961, so Atlanta was able to handle around 6 million passengers annually. But as early as 1967, after 9.5 million passengers had been counted, the area at that time was no longer sufficient for future prognoses and so a consortium of urban developers and several airlines decided on a strategic plan on how the area could be designed for the next few decades. Further expansion did not begin until 1977, ten years later, when it was the largest construction project in the southern United States.
The official opening followed in the fall of 1980 with the simultaneous renaming to the name Atlanta – William B. Hartsfield International Airport, in order to also pay tribute to the mayor at the time, as he had been vehemently committed to the airport expansion. The capacity at that time was sufficient for approx. 55 million passengers. Another renaming to the current name finally took place in 2003, in honor of the mayor of the same name who died in the same year.