SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

January 27, 2011 16:53 ET

Hartsfield-Jackson Remains Busiest Airport in the World

Passengers, Air Cargo Increase in 2010

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - For the 13th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the world and, for the fifth consecutive year, is also the world's busiest airport in terms of operations (landings and takeoffs).

According to a year-end report ( issued today by the Airport, passenger and air cargo traffic at Hartsfield-Jackson increased in 2010 over 2009.

"We are pleased that Hartsfield-Jackson has grown both its passenger and air cargo numbers in 2010 and is recognized as the world's busiest passenger airport again," said Aviation General Manager Louis Miller. "We anticipate further growth in 2011 as we focus our energies on being the global leader in airport efficiency and customer service excellence."

Hartsfield-Jackson's passenger numbers increased by 1.51 percent -- from 88 million in 2009 to 89.33 million in 2010. International passengers increased by 3.47 percent -- from 8.83 million to 9.14 million, slightly less than 2008's record number of 9.18 million international passengers.

Total air cargo grew by 17.05 percent -- from 563,139 metric tons in 2009 to 659,129 metric tons in 2010. International air cargo increased by 24.22 percent -- from 310,055 metric tons to 385,136 metric tons.

While landings and takeoffs decreased by 2.07 percent -- from 970,235 in 2009 to 950,119 in 2010 -- Hartsfield-Jackson remains the world's busiest airport in terms of operations.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson is the world's busiest airport, serving more than 89 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations in more than 50 countries. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction -- including being named the World's Most Efficient Airport by the Air Transport Research Society (for more information, go to It is undergoing $6 billion-plus in capital improvements, which include a new, energy-efficient rental car center; a new, 12-gate international terminal; and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to Check out the Airport's YouTube channel by visiting, and become a fan on Facebook.

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