Posted on February 12th, 2020
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is known regionally as the Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, and Hartsfield–Jackson. The world’s busiest airport is 7 miles south of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
On the commercial side, Hartsfield Jackson has nonstop global flights to more than 150 domestic and 70+ international airports. You can depart Atlanta and fly directly to Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, South, and Central America. Atlanta was the first airport in the world to have more than 100 million passengers travel its gates in a single year.
The airport is the state of George’s largest employer, with more than 63,000 on-site jobs. The commercial terminal and concourse spaces total 6,800,000 square feet and contain 200 passenger gates.
ATL holds the dual distinction of both busiest in passenger traffic and total aircraft movements since 2005. There are five runways at KATL, and all are parallel and aligned in an east-west configuration:
26R is 9,000 feet long, and 26L is 9,999 feet. These two runways are north of the airport terminals. 27R is the longest at 12,390 feet, while runways 27L and 28 are 9,000 feet. These three are south of the airport terminals and allow ATL to make triple simultaneous landings.
ATL is one of the few airports able to perform this landing capability. Atlanta also has the highest control tower in the US, reaching 398 feet and allowing air traffic control full view of the runway.
Hartsfield-Jackson can manage an impressive 237 aircraft movements per hour. While the vast majority of these are commercial flights, as at most every airport, there are facilities for private jets.
The single FBO at Atlanta offers a private terminal building, U.S. Customs on-site, ground transportation, and rental cars, catering, and a full complement of passenger services. Aircraft services include fueling, maintenance, parking, deicing, weather station, and all line services.
Airport Codes: ATL (FAA and IATA), KATL (ICAO)
Lat/Long: N33-38.2 / W084-25.7
Operating hours: 24-Hours
FBO: There is 1 fixed-based operator (FBO) offering 24-hour services.
Runways: 27/R – 12,390 ft. long is the longest runway.
U.S. Customs: Yes, Including Pre-Clearance
Address: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320