FAA: Atlanta airport is busiest in U.S.

Once again´┐Ż Atlanta is number one.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has topped Chicago O’Hare International Airport as the nation’s busiest in terms of takeoffs and landings, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. Story from Seattle-Pi.com

A possible explanation for the surge at the Atlanta airport is fleet and operational changes at Delta Air Lines Inc., which has its hub in Atlanta. The airline, which filed for bankruptcy protection in September, has shifted more flights to Atlanta after shuttering its hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and scaling back operations in Cincinnati.

To be honest, I haven’t had to fly out of Atlanta for a good while now. But, the last time I was there, I could tell ATL was very, very busy.

To find a list of the world’s busiest airports, just click on this link. (stats from 2004. 2005 just tabulated.) Airports handle this flight load in different ways with some being good at it and some not so good. It would be interesting to hear your comments on any of the airports listed in the link.

Other interesting airport links: Airports Council International | World Airport Codes | Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta | Hartsfield Flight Status | Hartsfield Atlanta Airport History

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