Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International - the busiest airport in the world (photo / video)

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In a moment of curiosity, I looked to see which is the busiest airport in the world. And after a few minutes I reached Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport, occupying the first position in 2005 with over 90 millions of passengers annually.

Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located 11 Km south of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It was born at 16 April 1925, and in 1930 it was already in the top 3 the busiest airports in the US. It currently has 195 boarding gates, of which 186 international. Atlanta Airport is a hub for AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection partner Atlantic Southeast Airlines. The Delta air hub is the largest in the world.

Annually, over 950 000 of aircraft movements are recorded at the Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the 5 concrete runways. This means that every 1 minute approximately 2 planes are in the process of landing or taking off. They came to carry 2011 over 92 millions of passengers. On average, each aircraft carried approximately 100 of passengers.

At the moment, Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport is in a process of modernization and expansion. The Focus on the Future development program was approved in 1999 and is valued at over $ 9 billion. At the end of this process, Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International will be able to support a traffic of over 120 million passengers, an estimated figure for 2015. Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International will also adapt to the Airbus A380 aircraft by widening runways and tracks.

If we look at development areas globally, the Atlanta airport is likely to reach 5 in the next 3 years. Airport Al Maktoum International from Dubai is projected to reach 150 traffic of millions of passengers annually to 2017, and Beijing has started a colossal project. The Chinese want to build one airport with an area of ​​54 square kilometers and which can carry traffic of up to 200 million passengers. The new airport near Beijing will be about the size of Bermuda.

9 Comments
  1. Master Ra says

    Is the new airport in Doha, what capacity will it have? In Beijing, the new airport, where they started work, is located totally opposite from the existing one - Capital -, at a great distance, even for the Chinese!

  2. Sorin says

    Related to the airport in Doha, the new one I think will have a capacity of up to 50 million passengers annually, but from 2015. The opening will have a capacity of 29 million.

    The one in China, I don't think it's very far… I understand it's a few tens of minutes from the center…

  3. Master Ra says

    From some Qatari friends, I understood that in 2015, when the airport in Doha is completely finished, they want to be in the top 5 in the world. Related to the two airports in Beijing, I say for sure, they will be at a distance of about 2-40 km from each other, at least. One is in the North, and the other in the South of Beijing. Sorine thinks I can't build in Beijing a few minutes from the center, and which center….
    Now, it is made from the current airport - Capital - to the World Trade Center, located in the center, on Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue - considered the longest boulevard in the world - it is made by car, on the highway, from 40-45 minutes up.

    1. TravelBadgers says

      We made about an hour to the center, when the taxi driver ran over 100km / h. The cost was somewhere at 78 yuan.
      However, the most interesting airports we passed were Hong Kong (the largest area covered in the world at that time - 2004) and Singapore.

  4. Sorin says

    Well in Doha it will work with two airports and when they announced they would like it at the first 5 airports in the world, China had not yet begun the colossal work. They will probably expand further in the future.

    Related to the Chinese one, he alone is a giant. And when I said it's a few minutes downtown, I was referring to 50-60 minutes.

    Do you think that Otopeni is closer to Bucharest? By bus you do about 40-50 minutes when it runs smoothly. By taxi you do something less!

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