Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport becomes the first airport ever to serve 100 million passengers in a single year

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Airport General Manager available for satellite tour to discuss record-setting event and announce date of passenger arrival

ATLANTA, 2015-12-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) will soon become the first airport ever to serve 100 million passengers in a single year. On Tuesday, December 22nd, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will join ATL General Manager Miguel Southwell to discuss the historic aviation milestone and announce the date that the 100-millionth passenger will arrive.

From 0630 EST to 0830 EST Mayor Reed and Mr. Southwell will be available via satellite to answer questions about the significance of the event. Stations interested in booking a live interview must respond to media@atlanta-airport.com for details (please include “ATL 100 million passenger interview” in the email’s subject line). Airport Communications Department officials will coordinate interview requests and will provide satellite information and coordinates for interested stations/programs.

Satellite Media Tour announcing date of 100 millionth passenger


Live morning show interview availability featuring Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Miguel Southwell


Tuesday, December 22 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.


Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

2600 Maynard H. Jackson Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30354

Satellite coordinates to be provided upon confirmation of scheduled interview


Media interested in booking interviews must email media@atlanta-airport.com

100 millionth passenger arrives at ATL (date embargoed until December 22 at 6:30 a.m. EST)


Arrival of 100 millionth passenger at ATL




Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal 2600 Maynard H. Jackson Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30354


Media interested in attending must email media@atlanta-airport.com with full name and date of birth of all crew/talent by Friday, December 18 at 5 p.m. EST for security vetting. All media attending should bring a valid ID for security screening.


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) is the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, serving more than 96.1 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. ATL boasts a direct economic impact of $34.8 billion in metro Atlanta and a total direct economic impact of $70.9 billion in Georgia. The Airport is the largest employer in Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction – including the 2013 Global Efficiency Excellence Award from the Air Transport Research Society, 2013 Project of the Year, Architectural Category for the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal from the American Association of Airport Executives Southeast chapter and the 2012 Best Airport in North America, Business Travel Award from the Business Traveler Magazine. ATL has completed more than $6 billion worth of capital improvements, including a new, energy-efficient rental car center, a gold LEED-certified international terminal and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube channel by visiting www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, follow us on Twitter (@Atlanta_Airport) and become a fan on Facebook (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport).

For HD broadcast quality b-roll of airport operations, events and generic interior/exterior shots, click here to view our ATL Video Newsroom: vimeo.com/atlairport/channels.

SOURCE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport