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New Commercial Vehicle Hold Lot saves energy, reduces traffic

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  By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager   Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Dec. 22 officially opened its Commercial Vehicle Hold Lot, the first completed facility under the ATLNext capital improvement program and the first City-owned building to house a solar production facility. This solar array is expected to generate annually about […]
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ATL unveils Market The Welcome campaign to greet international visitors

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  By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager International visitors arriving at the world’s busiest airport will now receive an added helping of Southern hospitality. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) leaders, joined by local and state tourism officials, unveiled Market The Welcome, a unique marketing effort targeting international travelers. “It’s often said that […]
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ATL set to break another single-day passenger record

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  By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) expects to break another single-day passenger record during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period, when more than 3 million people are expected to navigate through the world’s busiest and most efficient airport. TSA is projecting more than 97,000 passengers will […]
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City, ATL leaders dedicate art installation ‘Flight Paths’

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By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, joined by ATL and other City leaders, on Nov. 9 dedicated “Flight Paths,” the multidimensional, award-winning art installation at the world’s busiest airport. “Flight Paths,” which simulates a Georgia forest through the fusion of light, sound and video, is the largest single […]
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ATL’s premier food festival feeds masses, raises funds for child hunger

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By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager   Hundreds of ATL travelers and guests filled their bellies for a good cause at the world’s busiest airport. The Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson transformed the Domestic Terminal atrium into a communal feast, raising more than $11,151 for No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger. Airport […]
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Thousands attend, hundreds hired at ATL’s job fair

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  By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager   More than 2,300 job seekers flocked to the Airport Community Job Fair on Oct. 31 in the hope of landing one of 1,800 positions available at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport. Early totals indicate 438 applicants were hired on the spot, with […]
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Airport trailblazer Calvin ‘Cal’ Carter dies at 92

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By Shane Blatt Senior Public Relations Manager Calvin “Cal” Carter, the first African-American to lead Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), has died. He was 92. Carter, who rose through the ranks of Atlanta City Hall in the 1970s to become ATL’s fourth commissioner of aviation from 1983-1990, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14. His memorial […]
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Hartsfield-Jackson honors survivors during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager Shades of pink dotted the International Terminal on Wednesday as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) marked national Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its second annual Survivor Celebration. ATL Office of Public Affairs Director Myrna White said we don’t often pair the term “celebration” with breast cancer. […]
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Mayor’s 5K draws masses, raises funds to help Atlanta students

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By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager     Before daybreak Sept. 30, nearly 2,000 runners and walkers took off for the third annual Mayor’s 5K on the 5thRunway, hosted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The race marked the last for Mayor Reed as Atlanta’s leader. Reed conceived […]
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