PHOTOGRAPHER: Kai Chou of Georgia Weekly Post
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998, and by number of landings and take-offs from 2005 until 2015.
Hartsfield–Jackson held its ranking as the world's busiest airport in 2014, both in passengers and number of flights, by accommodating close to 100 million passengers (more than 270,000 passengers daily) and over 1,000,000 flights.
Many of the nearly one million flights are domestic flights from within the United States, where Atlanta serves as a major hub for travel throughout the Southeastern United States. The airport, including the new airport has 237 domestic and international gates.
Hartsfield–Jackson is a focus city for low-cost carriers Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines, and is the primary hub of Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection partner Express Jet; at nearly 1,000 flights a day, the Delta hub is the world's largest airline hub. In addition to hosting Delta's corporate headquarters, Hartsfield–Jackson is also the home of Delta's Technical Operations Center, which is the airline's primary maintenance, repair and overhaul arm. The airport has international service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa. As an international gateway to the United States, Hartsfield–Jackson ranks sixth.
The airport is located mostly in unincorporated areas in Fulton and Clayton counties. However, the airport spills into the city limits of Atlanta, College Park and Hapeville. The airport's domestic terminal is served by MARTA's Red/Gold rail line.