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Armored with a Legacy of Service and Love

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Drawing the connection between fighting fascism abroad and racism at home, 97-year-old WWII hero honored—for the first time ever—76 years after his homecoming By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager The year was 1943. Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House, facing massive race riots that shook cities like Detroit, Harlem, and Los Angeles to their […]

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ATL remembers aviation giant George Berry

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By Doug Strachan Innovation & Strategic Business Development Manager When then-Mayor Maynard Jackson sought a dynamic, capable leader to guide construction of what would become the world’s busiest airport, he knew exactly who he wanted – George Berry, a high-powered but affable executive at Cousins Properties. Berry answered the call and agreed to leave the […]

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It’s time for a summer getaway: Tips to tackle the busy travel season at ATL

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Officials estimate over 10 million travelers move through Hartsfield-Jackson during the summer season. By Jessica Green Public Affairs Intern With the summer solstice and Fourth of July in the rearview, the warm weather season is officially upon us. About 10.7 million passengers are expected to go through security checkpoints this summer at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International […]

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Airport region prepares for major renewal with aerotropolis

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By Anika Robertson Senior Editor / Assistant Public Relations Manager It’s no secret that as the economic jewel of the Southeast, Hartsfield-Jackson drives billions of dollars in business activity. A few miles away sits a lesser-known asset, a small but robust organization strategically grinding to catapult development surrounding ATL’s 4,700 acres. Incorporated in 2014, the […]

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‘Wings for All’ empowers families with special needs

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Captain Eric Ries, Georgia Sen. Greg Kirk and Airport General Manager John Selden welcome Wings for All participants at ATL. © 2019 Decisive Moment Events By Anika Robertson Senior Editor / Assistant Public Relations Manager ATL and Delta once again did their part to make it easier for special needs passengers to keep climbing. For […]

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We remember former Airport Commissioner Max Walker

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By Doug Strachan Innovation and Strategic Business Development Manager Maxwell “Max” Walker, a giant in Atlanta’s aviation history and the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation’s sixth leader, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after a brief illness. Max was 89 at the time. Max worked at ATL from 1967 until his retirement in May […]

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Food Festival (Main Ingredients): Top Airport, Top Restaurants, Top Chefs

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  By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager If you look at a list of the world’s best food festivals, you probably won’t find any that take place at an airport. But we all know that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) likes to do things a little different. And by different, I mean making the impossible, possible. […]

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ATL Becomes Second Home and Inspiration to Self-Taught Artist

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  By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager For many people, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is more than an airport — it’s home. With more than 60,000 employees, ATL is a place where careers begin, friendships are forged and dreams are supported, recognized and fulfilled. Born and raised in Atlanta, Erin Foster’s first time in the […]

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The Plane Train: Getting You There Since 1980

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  By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager How many airports do you know with luxury shopping, award-winning restaurants, five fire stations, and – oh, and I forgot to add – a fully automated train system that carries more than 250,000 passengers each day to one of seven concourses?  Come to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and […]

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