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

How JetBlue is expanding in Atlanta

11:30 am Sep. 6, 2017

JetBlue has raised concerns about the challenges it faces in getting the gate space it wants at Hartsfield-Jackson, pointing to the domination of the airport by a single airline, which is Delta.

New Renaissance hotel to open near Atlanta airport

4:17 pm Apr. 6, 2017

A new Renaissance hotel will soon open near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, adding a modern option for travelers staying in the airport area.

The Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway, under construction since October 2015 and set to open in early May, will join a Marriott and SpringHill Suites in the Gateway development next to the Georgia International Convention Center. It will be reachable by using the free airport SkyTrain people-mover, and will have

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.


Starbucks gains visibility with atrium spot at Hartsfield-Jackson

1:01 pm Feb. 10, 2017

A temporary Starbucks opened late last year near the domestic terminal atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has gained more visibility than an old location next to the security checkpoint, and will soon move into an even more-prominent permanent spot.

The temporary Starbucks location opened in late November next to La Madeleine in the atrium, as a stop-gap measure after the Starbucks next to the main security checkpoint closed in

Delta flying Falcons, Patriots to Super Bowl

1:13 pm Jan. 24, 2017

Delta Air Lines will fly both the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl, after flying the two teams as their chartered carrier all season.

Atlanta-based Delta is a major charter carrier for NFL teams and other professional and collegiate sports teams.

For fans headed to the Super Bowl, the airline is also adding six additional flights from Atlanta to Houston’s George Bush InterContinental Airport on Friday Feb.