News and notes from Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport

Hartsfield-Jackson strikes $181.5 million deal to build new parking deck

3:03 pm Mar. 27, 2017

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain.

The Atlanta airport is building the parking deck to replace parking being displaced during construction of various airport projects including in the West economy lot where a new InterContinental hotel will be built, the park-ride reserve lot that sits where an end-around taxiway will be built, the

After emergency landing at Hartsfield-Jackson, air traffic controllers who helped get medal

3:02 pm Mar. 22, 2017

Five Atlanta air traffic controllers who skillfully assisted a pilot of a small plane that had to make an emergency landing at the world’s busiest airport will accept a medal of safety award Wednesday evening.

On Feb. 14, 2016, pilot Cathy Lewan was flying a single-engine Cessna 172S to take aerial photos about 10 miles southwest of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Her plane’s throttle malfunctioned, and she contacted the Atlanta terminal radar

Uber, Lyft pick up twice as many Atlanta airport passengers as taxis

12:13 pm Mar. 22, 2017

Uber and Lyft are having a big impact on transportation options at Hartsfield-Jackson International in their first couple of months of legal pickups at the airport.

The ride-share services already pick up twice as many customers at the airport as taxis, according to city of Atlanta figures.

The city legalized Uber and Lyft pick-ups at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport effective Jan. 1.

Uber and Lyft picked up 250,283 passengers at

Hartsfield-Jackson to host job fair

4:53 pm Mar. 21, 2017

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will host a job fair March 30, with airport employers hiring for more than 1,000 jobs.

The job fair will be held next Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center. Those interested can register online.

More than 60 employers will be at the job fair, hiring for positions such as barista, bartender, driver, cook, host, cashier, server, dishwasher, shift manager, sales associate, airline customer service,

Maps show exposure to airport, highway noise

1:14 pm Mar. 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released new maps showing areas affected by airport and highway noise.


The maps show the noise impact in a large swath around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as well as areas around DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Cobb’s McCollum Field, Charlie Brown Field in Fulton County and Gwinnett’s Briscoe Field. The maps also show impact of noise from highways.


Spring break travelers may notice new TSA pat-downs and policies

12:12 pm Mar. 20, 2017

More than 145 million passengers are expected to take to the skies this spring, a record high, according to an airline industry group.

Airlines for America said Monday it expects a 4 percent increase in travelers in March and April compared with a year ago.

As spring break travelers head to the airport for trips, they may encounter some new airport security policies started this year on pat-downs and expedited screening.

This month, the

747 jumbo jet exhibit coming to Delta museum

5:05 pm Mar. 17, 2017

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet, one of the most recognizable planes in aviation, will soon be the focus of a new exhibit at the Delta Flight Museum near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The “747 Experience” exhibit opens March 28 at the museum that sits on Delta’s headquarters campus on the north side of the world’s busiest airport.

The exhibit is inside a retired 747-400 that Delta parked in the museum parking lot. Visitors will

Flight cancellations continue into Wednesday due to Northeast storm

10:18 am Mar. 15, 2017

Delta Air Lines canceled another 40 flights Wednesday morning as it recovers from the massive blizzard that hit the Northeast, causing the carrier to suspend operations in New York on Tuesday.

Atlanta-based Delta canceled more than 900 flights Monday night and Tuesday in New York, Washington D.C., Boston and other airports in the Northeast.

Hartsfield-Jackson International spokesman Andrew Gobeil said the airport had “a few dozen” people staying at the airport overnight