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

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

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.


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

Delta cancels more than 900 flights due to storm

9:31 am Mar. 13, 2017

Delta Air Lines has cancelled more than 900 flights due to the storm to hit the Northeast, including its two hubs in New York.

Atlanta-based Delta said snow and high winds are expected to disrupt operations. The airline has a hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and a domestic hub at LaGuardia Airport.

The airline cancelled 130 flights Monday evening as it re-positions planes and crews out of the storm’s path

Delta fined $90,000 for inadequate food service during tarmac delays

5:14 pm Mar. 9, 2017

The federal government is fining Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines $90,000 for not offering passengers adequate food during long tarmac delays in Atlanta and New York.

A consent order issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation says that during lengthy tarmac delays last July on two flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and two flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, “the evidence indicates that limited or no

New Delta seats at Hartsfield-Jackson raise hard questions

6:32 pm Mar. 8, 2017

As Delta Air Lines renovates its gate areas at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one feature is gaining unexpected attention: Seats that some passengers say are too hard and uncomfortable.

The new seats are made of a solid black polyurethane material, making them durable and easy to clean.

Some travelers say the collateral damage is their behinds.

“I was sitting there for like half an hour, and I just kept feeling more and more