Recent Awards

  • World’s Busiest Airport20th year – Airports Council International
  • Global Efficiency Excellence Award – 14th year – Air Transport Research Society
  • Airport Safety Mark of Distinction  – FAA Southern Region Airports Division
  • Best Airport Dining Award – Global Travel Magazine
  • Excellence in Airport Concessions (2nd Place) – Airports Council International
  • Favorite Airport in North America – Trazee Travel
  • Favorite Airport Dining – Trazee Travel
  • Visual and Performing Arts Award (Airport Art Program) – Governor’s Awards for the Arts
  • Global Hero Award (Roosevelt Council, Jr.) – World Chamber of Commerce
  • Stand Up Award (Jan Lennon) – youthSpark
  • Association of Energy Engineers fellow designation (Charles Marshall)
  • World’s Busiest Airport19th year – Airports Council International
  • Global Efficiency Excellence Award – 13th year – Air Transport Research Society
  • Best Airport Dining Award – Global Traveler Magazine
  • World’s Best Airport – travelpulse.com
  • North America’s Leading Airport – worldtravelawards.com
  • Global Impact Award (Global Partner) – Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Airport’s Subordinate Lien Hybrid Bonds from A1 to Aa3 – Moody’s Investor Service
  • Top Project of the Year – Environmental Leader
  • Top Energy Performer for Tech Campus –  Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
  • Top Energy Performer for North Terminal Parking Deck – Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
  • Top Energy Performer for South Terminal Parking Deck – Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
  • World’s Busiest Airport – 100 million passengers in a single year
  • Top U.S. Airport for Transit Access – Global Gateway Alliance
  • Top Project of the Year for Airport Airborne Kitchen Grease Recovery Program – Environmental Leader Magazine
  • President’s Award – Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Retained Global Efficiency Excellence Award – 12th Year – Air Transport Research Society
  • Perfect Score / Zero Discrepancies FAA Annual Safety Inspection – Federal Aviation Administration
  • Best Airport Dining Award – Global Traveler Magazine
  • General Airport Revenue Bonds (GARBS) Upgraded from A+ to AA- — Standard and Poors Rating Services
  • Highly Commended Lounge of the Year – North American category – Airport Lounge Development (The Club at ATL)
  • Top 500 Security Leaders Power-Players in Security Leadership – Security Magazine
  • GT Tested Reader Survey Awards – Global Traveler Magazine
  • Airport Concessions Award – Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Inclusion Champion Awards – Airports Council International-North America
  • Best Airport Dining Award – Global Traveler Magazine
  • First Place Award Paving Category for Runway 8L/26R Pavement Replacement – Georgia Chapter American Concrete Institute
  • Airport Concessions Award – Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Inclusion Champion Awards – Airports Council International-North America
  • Best Airport Dining Award – Global Traveler Magazine
  • First Place Award Paving Category for Runway 8L/26R Pavement Replacement – Georgia Chapter American Concrete Institute
  • LEED Gold Certification for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal – U.S. Green Building Council
  • Georgia Technlogy Innovation Award for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal – Georgia Technology Authority
  • Best U.S. Airport for dining, amenities and business traveler services – Travel Leaders Group
  • Best Airport in North America, Business Travel Award – Business Traveler Magazine
  • Best Bridge with spans between 76 and 150 feet – Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal hourly parking deck design – American Concrete Institute, Georgia chapter
  • Award of Excellence for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal Park-Ride parking deck – American Concrete Institute, Georgia chapter
  • Best in Class, Business Award – Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Award of Excellence for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal – Urban Land Institute Atlanta
  • Leading Edge Award – Executive Travel Magazine
  • World Air Cargo Award (Airport of the Year) – Air Cargo Week Magazine
  • Most Efficient Airport in the World – Air Transport Research Society
  • Engineer of the Year Award, Government Category for Jim Drinkard – Georgia Engineering Alliance
  • Airport Architectural, Engineering and Construction Award for Jim Drinkard – Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Most Efficient Airport in the World – Air Transport Research Society
  • Best Overall Concessions Program – Airport Revenue News
  • Best Concessions Program Design – Airport Revenue News
  • Best Concessions Customer Service – Airport Revenue News
  • Most Efficient Airport in the World – Air Transport Research Society
  • World Air Cargo Award (Airport of the Year) – Air Cargo Week Magazine
  • Award of Excellence for best North American cargo operations – Air Cargo World Magazine