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

CDC: Nearly half of big airports prohibit smoking indoors

3:55 pm Nov. 22, 2017

Of the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free policies indoors, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In North America, 14 of the 18 busiest airports have smoke-free policies, while in Asia only 4 of 22 of the busiest airports have smoke-free policies.

Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport is one of the U.S. airports that allows smoking indoors, specifically in designated smoking lounges. The Atlanta airport also more

Hartsfield-Jackson to turn smoking rooms into cigar shops, charge for entry to smoking areas

5:05 pm Sep. 22, 2016

The Atlanta airport is launching a plan to convert smoking rooms into cigar shops that would charge a fee to patrons who want to light up.

The plan comes as a number of other major airports have closed smoking rooms and gone smoke-free indoors.

Hartsfield-Jackson International plans to convert nine smoking rooms spread across different concourses. The cigar shops would require a minimum purchase or entry fee for those who

Atlanta airport installs CPR training kiosk

4:22 pm Mar. 31, 2016

An unusual new kiosk at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport offers two-minute  training on CPR, aimed at helping increase the chance of survival for people who suffer cardiac arrest.

The interactive kiosk, which sits against a wall on