The detailed description of Atlanta Airport
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL) is the busiest airport in the world. The airport is situated seven miles (11 km) from the Downtown area of Atlanta on its south side.The name of the airport changed numerous times andcurrently has its nameafter two former mayors of Atlanta – William B. Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson.
As for now, the airport has five parallel runways and 209 gates – both domestic and international. The airport is seventh as an international gateway to the United States. There are nearly one million flights per year, andmost of them are domestic, also because it is a hub to Delta Airlines. Delta has almost 1000 tripsper day, both – international and domestic with about 225 destinations. According to statistics in 2016, Delta flew 75,4% of passengers.
There are five parallel runways at the airport; those are 26R/08L, 26L-08L, 27R/09L, 27L/09R, and 28/10.
Runways 26R and 27L are for arrivals, while 26L and 27 R handle departures. 28/20 handles both – departures and arrivals, depending on circumstances.
According to Statistics, the top destination according to the numberof passengers flying from Atlantais Orlando in Florida, followed by Fort Lauderdale also in Florida and New York-LaGuardia in New York. Busiest international routes from ATL are Amsterdam in Netherlands, Paris, France, and Cancun, Mexico.
Some of the movies feature or were filmed at the airport such as Due Date and Life as We Know it that was released in 2010had scenes shotat the airport and films such as Unaccompanied Minors and Cabin Fever also featured the Atlanta Airport. Because the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is such a busy airport regardingpassengers handled, there is an old joke in the South, that when one dies, no matter if they go to hell or heaven, they will probably have to connect in Atlanta to get there.