Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, also known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is an airport serving Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America. It is located 11 kilometres south of the central business district. Since 1998, Atlanta Airport has been the busiest airport by passenger traffic in the world, as well as by number of landings and take-offs since 1998. It has connections all over the world, with 207 domestic and international gates.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport has a domestic terminal and an international terminal. The domestic terminal is further divided into Terminal North and Terminal South. All domestic airlines operating from Atlanta are located at Terminal North, except for Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines, which are located at Terminal South. The international terminal, officially the Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal, handles all international arrivals and departures.
Services and Facilities
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is served by plenty of airlines, including Air Canada Express, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, and Virgin Atlantic. These airlines connect the airport to airports in the other U.S. states, as well as to North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Atlanta Airport proves that there's much more to air travel than just flying from one place to another and encourages their passengers to shop, dine, and explore at the airport. Plenty of trusted and well-known retail stores sell various merchandise, such as cosmetics, books, magazines, and newspapers, souvenirs, electronics, luggage items, and clothing apparel, as well as countless food establishments and restaurants to choose from. Atlanta Airport can offer pretty much anything a traveller will need, from ATMs to Smoking Lounges, shoeshine services, currency exchange offices, chapels, car rental agencies, and so much more. To make things even better, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, making the vicinity one massive 'hot spot'.
In an effort to exceed customer expectations to become the world's best airport, as well as to promote arts and culture, Atlanta Airport hosts an Airport Art Program for the benefit of both passengers and employees. The program involves commissioning artists to create artwork in the airport, displaying rotating exhibitions, and hosting performing arts series. Additionally, pet lovers would be happy to know that the airport is very accommodating with passengers' domestic pets and guide dogs. In fact, there is a 1,000 square-foot dog park situated at the Ground Transportation area on the Domestic Terminal South. The park is enclosed in fence for safety, with biodegradable bags available for public use. The park is decorated with two original pieces of art, well-maintained grass and flowers, and benches. There are additional pet areas at the lower level of Domestic Terminal North, and at the arrivals level of the international terminal. Regarding policies on transportation of pets, rules and regulations vary by airline and should be discussed with the specific airline to be used.
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