Hartsfield-Jackson—Leading the Skies Once Again As the World’s Busiest Airport (April 15, 2024)

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April 15, 2024  

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Hartsfield-Jackson—Leading the Skies Once Again As The World’s Busiest Airport  

ATL tops list with 104.7 million passengers in 2024


ATLANTAIn the heart of Atlanta, amidst the hustle and the constant hum of movement, stands Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – a titan of travel, a crossroads of culture, and now, once again, the world’s busiest airport.

Airport Council International (ACI) released their world airport rankings today based on the preliminary compilation of their World Airport Traffic Dataset. In 2023, ATL welcomed 104.7 million passengers, marking an impressive 11.7 percent increase from the previous year.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens reflects on this achievement with a mix of pride and perspective, "ATL’s success is Atlanta’s success and being home to the world’s busiest airport underscores our city’s economic vitality. It is a testament to our global connectivity and an affirmation of our city’s place on the world stage. This accolade celebrates not just the Airport’s success but the collective spirit and hard work of every individual who contributes to our city’s lifeblood, and my vision of Moving Atlanta Forward.”

“Securing the title of the world’s busiest airport once again is credited to the dedication and passion of the entire ATL team,” said Airport General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari. “Our shared vision of One Team, and our relentless pursuit of excellence keep us at the pinnacle of global aviation. Every takeoff, every landing, and every passenger served is a chapter in our ongoing story of success and service.”

Transportation Committee Chair Byron Amos adds a forward-looking perspective, “This recognition fuels our drive for continuous improvement and innovation. It is a reminder of our commitment to maintain and enhance the ATL experience in every way possible - to ensure that ATL remains the busiest, most efficient, innovative, and welcoming airport in the world.”

ATL’s story is more than numbers; it is the heartbeat of a city that welcomes the world at its gates. It is a gateway to possibilities, a beacon of Southern hospitality, and a testament to the endless potential of Atlanta.





Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL is the first airport in history to serve more than 100

million passengers in a calendar year and continues to top passenger totals worldwide. The Airport

boasts a direct economic impact of $66 billion in the state. A frequent recipient of awards of excellence,

ATL is recognized for its leadership in concessions, operations, sustainability, architectural engineering,

and construction. For more information, visit www.atl.com