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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Updated February 2014

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is Delta’s largest hub, with 960 peak-day departures to 216 destinations worldwide. Delta operates nonstop service from Atlanta to 62 international destinations in 42 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. In May 2012, Delta and its SkyTeam partners began international operations at the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.

Atlanta Statistics February 2014
Peak-day Departures 960
Destinations Served 216
International Destinations Served 62
Central/South America/Caribbean 44
Europe/Middle East 13
Africa 2
Asia/Pacific 1
Sky Clubs 9

History

  • Delta’s first flight from Atlanta, to Birmingham, Ala., took off June 12, 1930, operated with a Travel Air S-6000-B high-wing, single-engine monoplane, which could carry one pilot and five passengers.
  • In March 1941, Delta moved its corporate headquarters to Atlanta from Monroe, La.
  • Delta developed its first hub, connecting passengers in Atlanta to destinations nationwide, in 1955.
  • Atlanta’s first nonstop trans-Atlantic service begin in 1978 with Delta flights to London and, a year later, Frankfurt.
  • From Atlanta, Delta operates nonstop flights to Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, service every continent except Australia.
  • Atlanta is a major U.S. gateway to Europe, with 12 daily flights include three-daily flights to London-Heathrow.
  • Delta has significantly grown its Latin American network from Atlanta, and today operates flights to 44 cities in Central and South American and the Caribbean.
  • In the U.S., Delta operates nonstop flights between Atlanta and more than 150 cities.

Other Facts

  • Hartsfield-Jackson has a direct economic impact of more than about $32.5 billion for the metro Atlanta area economy, according to airport estimates
  • Atlanta has been the busiest passenger airport in the world every year since 1998
  • Delta has more than 27,000 employees in Atlanta, both at the airport and its corporate headquarters adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson.
  • Atlanta's location puts it within a two-hour flight of 80 percent of the U.S. population and 119 of the nation's 150 largest metropolitan areas, which led to its rise as the world's largest airline hub

 


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