Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
(Atlanta, Georgia - GA, USA)
The world's busiest air facility, a year in the life of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport (ATL) sees an immense 85,000,000 passengers and almost 1,000,000 take-offs and landings. Around 16 km / 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta, Hartsfield Airport employs a staff of more than 55,000 and contributes some $18 billion annually to the Georgia economy.
With two terminals (North and South) and a total of six concourses, Hartsfield has more facilities, shops, restaurants and amenities than many towns. Atlanta Airport is served by a range of ground transport, connecting the business center within the Downtown District, Atlanta East and its many quaint communities, the upscale Buckhead neighborhood, and Midtown, which is known for its shops, hotels and nightspots.
Buses and trains regularly run to the counties of Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton, while taxis take around 15 minutes to reach Atlanta city center. Public transport at Hartsfield Airport also links the nearby destinations of Covington, Forest Park, Peachtree City, Riverdale and Stone Mountain. Atlanta airport parking is available 365 days a year, with ten main lots - North daily, economy and hourly; Park and Ride A, B and C; South daily, economy and hourly; and West economy. A useful courtesy shuttle service is available in both the North and South economy lots each day, between the hours of 08:00 and midnight.
About Atlanta Tourism
The rapidly expanding city of Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the vast metropolitan area stands within the I-285 interstate, otherwise known as the 'Perimeter'. Atlanta's downtown district is a major business center close to the airport and of great importance in the USA, while for the main attractions, you will need to head outside of this neighborhood. To the east of downtown Atlanta, many lively cafes and bars are to be found around Little Five Points and Euclid Avenue, while the nearby Virginia Highlands is a great place for some serious shopping and fine dining.
North-east of Hartsfield International Airport (ATL) is the independent city of Decatur, which offers a series of excellent restaurants and a number of popular nightspots. Within Atlanta itself, the main attractions include the CNN Center, many exotic creatures at the Georgia Aquarium and ZooAtlanta, sporting events at Georgia Dome, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and endless roller coasters at each of the Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Whitewater Atlanta, and the Six Flags American Adventure theme parks.
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL):|
|Address: Department of Aviation, 6000 North Terminal Parkway Suite 435, Atlanta, Georgia, GA, 30320, USA|
|Airport Code: ATL
Tel: +1 404 530 7300
Fax: +1 404 530 7374