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21 MAY 2012
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Delta Air Lines flight 295 to Tokyo-Narita became the first flight to depart Concourse F at the impressive new Maynard H. Jackson Jr International Terminal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last Wednesday 16 May. Shortly after flight 295’s departure, DL 177 from Dublin (Ireland) inaugurated arrivals.
Atlanta is the world’s largest airport and Delta the world’s biggest air carrier. The airline is profitable too. Atlanta could be described as the hub of America, 92m people passing through last year. Of these only 10m were international traffic, and of that number just 3m were either departing or terminating at Hartsfield.
Essentially Concourse F, this latest innovation, is a separate structure from the main airport with its own highway access, 12 air bridges (jetways) and no less than 40 passport control positions. It is a large and impressive structure and never likely to feel busy. Concourse E, and its 42 gates, will also be used for international services but inbound passengers for Atlanta are directed (via a short train ride) to Concourse F for immigration and landside access. A full report on the new terminal will appear shortly. www.atlanta-airport.com
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