Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has held the title of “World’s Busiest Airport” for the last 15 years. This airport is constantly growing, and improvements are made on a constant basis to help accommodate the massive influx of domestic and international traffic.
The most recent addition at the time of this writing is the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. This addition was made in anticipation of the expected 30% growth of international traffic through 2019.
Atlanta is considered the global gateway for the southeastern United States.
Did You Know? Interesting Facts About Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport:
- ATL’s underground “People Mover” connects all concourses with the domestic and international terminals. It consists of eleven 4-car trains that run on a 3 miles looping track. The train carries an average of 200,000+ people per day.
- There are 263 concession outlets within ATL, including 114 food and beverage locations and three duty-free stores.
- Hartsfield-Jackson has the tallest air traffic control tower in North America. At 398 feet, it’s also the fourth tallest in the world.
- Atlanta is within a 2-hour flight of 80 percent of the U.S. population.
- There are 207 gates in ATL (167 domestic and 40 international.)
- The entire airport encompasses 4,700 acres of land. The area was leased by Mayor Walter A. Sims in 1925. At the time, it was an abandoned automotive racetrack (but the infield of the racetrack had been used as a landing site for airplanes for several years before officially becoming an airfield.)
- Charles Lindburgh visited the Atlanta airport in the Spirit of St. Louis on October 11, 1927.
- The airport’s current name was chosen to honor two late Atlanta mayors: Mayor Maynard H. Jackson and Mayor William B. Hartsfield.
- In 2008, Forbes magazine named Heartsfield-Jackson the number one airport in the nation for WiFi connectivity.
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Cam 1 & 2 (North & South)
The north camera is off-airport, located near the Renaissance Hotel. The south camera is south-west of the airport complex. North cam faces runways 08/26 left and right, taxiways and terminal. South cam faces runways 9/27 left and right, taxiways and terminal. Streaming cameras.
WSBTV Atlanta ATL South Cam
This live-feed camera faces runways 9/27 and surrounding terminal facilities.
11Alive Tower Cam
This camera offers a great view of the tarmac and runways, positioned on North America’s tallest control tower. From this vantage, you can typically see dozens of planes at their gates, while others taxi in and out of the world’s busiest airport.
View 11Alive Tower Cam.
11Alive Downtown Cam
This camera is positioned to offer a spectacular view of downtown Atlanta. In the center of the image, you’ll see the Atlanta “Gold Dome,” which is the seat of the State of Georgia government. This classical landmark was built in 1889.
View 11Alive Downtown Cam.
Centennial Park Cam
View Centennial Olympic Park in all of its splendor through this cam. This 21-acre public park is located in downtown Atlanta and plays host to numerous events and festivities throughout the year.
View Centennial Park Cam.
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