Atlanta Maynard Jackson Terminal Opening Date

Jackson Terminal to Open May 16

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will open on May 16.  This will be a significant milestone for Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the busiest in the world in terms with 92 million passengers annually.

Reed Proclaimed, “The opening of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal is a major milestone for Hartsfield-Jackson airport and the City of Atlanta.”  Mayor Reed further said, “The international  terminal will strengthen Atlanta’s position as the capital of the southeast and a vital global gateway for the United States.  Our city has long been a preferred destination for international business and tourism, and I look forward to May 16 when we greet travelers from around the world in this new, state-of-the-art terminal.”

In 2011, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport handled 9.86 million international passengers and managed 68,781 international flight operations.  In addition to additional domestic growth, the Federal Aviation Administration estimates Atlanta will handle more than 13 million international passengers by 2015.

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller, said, “The Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal has a focus on efficiency and customer-friendly design, so it will serve our international guests well now and in the future.”

One big bonus for Atlanta bound passengers is they will no longer have to re-check their baggage.  International passengers will access the new international terminal via I-75 at exit 239.

Planning, design and construction of the international terminal project created about 3,000 jobs. It will take about 1,500 people to manage, operate and maintain the international terminal complex, creating as many as 1,000 jobs.

Construction of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal and its 12-gate concourse “F” began in summer 2008. The facility connects with the existing international concourse “E”, creating a world-class, 40-gate travel complex.

Atlanta based Delta Air Lines is the primary occupant at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson and primary user of the international complex along with SkyTeam partners Air France and Korean Air.  AirTran-Southwest is the 2nd largest user of the airport, but only operates a small number of international flights to Mexico and the Caribbean.

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