Hartsfield Jackson Airport Expansion at Atlanta’s Commercial Airport

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Hartsfield Jackson Airport Expansion

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Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport Expansion

This isn’t the first time, we have addressed airport expansion in recent weeks. Check out:

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world and with recent growth the infrastructure is being strained. Today’s lead story points to issues in parking, bathrooms, roadways, etc. that need to be addressed by Hartsfield Jackson airport expansion. Basically the usual suspects. We thought a few items in this article are worth noting. The article refers to passengers need to use off-airport parking as a bad thing. For those that have tried off-airport parking, I am sure they would disagree and point to the advantages of off-airport parking. The busiest days of the year, every domestic lot is full. As a result, many passengers must use off-airport parking. Also, there is no mention of mass-transit. Atlanta has some transit services in place. Wouldn’t expansion of these services help alleviate many of the transportation problems listed in this article?

Give us your thoughts on Hartsfield Jackson airport expansion in the comment section a the bottom of the page.

What (Atlanta’s) sole commercial airport (Hartsfield Jackson Airport Expansion)

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport had 96 million passengers pass through it in 2014, making it the busiest airport in the world, according to Airports Council International. So it isn’t a surprise the airport is operating near capacity.

Atlanta’s passenger traffic has grown five percent and airplane movements are up three percent, so this year is poised to be the world’s busiest airport’s busiest ever.

Ideally, a region Atlanta’s size would have two or more commercial airfields. With 5.6 million people, ours is the only region its size in the country without a second airport with scheduled airline service. Assuming we remain a one-airport region, there are going to be several needs in coming years.

Parking is an issue for customers and employees. The busiest days of the year, every domestic lot is full. As a result, many passengers must use off-airport parking. Between 34 and 51 percent (6,800 to 10,000 vehicles) of current off-site parking users would park at the airport if space permitted. Hartsfield-Jackson plans to replace the existing parking decks with two, new, eight-story structures for customers and will add lots for employees. Read More>>

Southwest Airlines experiencing technology issue

Southwest said it is working to fix the problem but in the meantime, airport-based Employees are working with customers.

“Technology issues” are responsible for delays in checking in for Southwest Airlines flights around the country on Sunday morning, the airline confirmed. Southwest did not say immediately what the technological issues were or what caused them.

The airline said that due to technological challenges, about 450 flights out of the 3,600 scheduled for Sunday were delayed. Read More>>

Council to Vote on Airport (San Antonio International) “Frequent Parking” Program

Good news for frequent flyers out of San Antonio International. The airport is starting up a special parking program for those who spend a lot of time in the air. For around $300 bucks you can get a guaranteed parking spot whenever you need it. The airports Evelyn Bailey says the spots are real close to the terminal too. Read More>>

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