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

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,

Expanded security queuing area to handle crowds at Hartsfield-Jackson

11:49 am Mar. 11, 2017

When spring break travelers head to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, they may notice an expanded main security checkpoint designed to better handle lines during busy periods.

The widened switchback queuing area at the domestic terminal’s main security checkpoint is expected to help reduce how much the lines back up into the atrium and the rest of the terminal, and  make room for future growth.

Hartsfield-Jackson spokesman Andy Gobeil said the project to expand

Travel industry to monitor effects of Trump’s new travel ban

4:52 pm Mar. 6, 2017

Travel industry groups say they will monitor the roll-out of President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, looking to minimize disruptions and avoid a drop in overall international travel to the U.S.

Travel demand measured by flight searches from international origins declined 17 percent shortly after the first travel ban in late January, according to travel app Hopper. Flight search demand to the U.S. fell in 94 of 122 countries Hopper

The real reason flight crews don’t want you making calls on flights

7:59 am Feb. 17, 2017

Thousands of comments submitted to the federal government on whether voice calls should be allowed on flights make it clear: Many people worry it would be a major, unavoidable annoyance. But flight crews say there’s an even bigger potential problem.

That became more evident when U.S. Department of Transportation took comments on the issue as part of a proposal to require airlines to notify passengers in advance if calls are

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

A breakdown of airlines that make Hartsfield-Jackson “world’s busiest”

3:22 pm Feb. 4, 2017

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is again the world’s busiest, handling more than 104 million passengers last year, according to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and airport officials.

Of the passengers, about 80 percent were flying on hub carrier Delta Air Lines or a Delta Connection carrier. About 9.7 percent were passengers on Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson.

About 2.8 percent flew on American, 2 percent on United, 1.8 percent on Spirit and 1.1

Delta rebooking, refunding tickets for those affected by Trump order on immigration

9:12 pm Jan. 28, 2017

In the wake of detentions of some travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson International and other airports following President Trump’s executive order on immigration, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says it is contacting customers who are affected.

The Atlanta-based airline posted a notice on its website saying:

“Delta will make every effort to contact impacted customers with flexible rebooking options, including refunds.”


Some still detained at Atlanta airport amid confusion over Trump immigration order

Hartsfield-Jackson ranks No. 1 in guns caught by TSA in 2016

8:46 am Jan. 12, 2017

Hartsfield-Jackson International had the most guns caught at airport security checkpoints of any airport in the country in 2016, with 198 firearms discovered last year.

That put Atlanta just ahead of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which