Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, is the world's busiest airport and has served as the main hub for Delta Air Lines since the airline's inception. It is often referred to simply as Atlanta Airport and by its airport code, ATL.
The airport was initially established in 1925 as the Candler Field, named after former Atlanta Mayor Asa Candler. The airport began with a single 5,500-foot runway and three hangars. By the 1950s, the airport had grown to become the busiest airport in the world and in 1971, the airport was renamed the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport in honor of the city's mayor at the time, William B. Hartsfield.
In 2003, the airport was renamed the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in honor of Hartsfield and the city’s second mayor, Maynard Jackson. The name change was part of a larger rebranding effort to better reflect the airport’s global reach and all the services it offers.
The airport code, ATL, was determined based on the airport's name, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The code is derived from the first letter of each word in the airport's name.
Today, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serves as the main hub of Delta Air Lines and is the busiest airport in the world with an average of 2,500 flights each day. The airport serves more than 150 domestic and international destinations and is served by more than 70 airlines, including American Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and British Airways.
In addition to its airline services, the airport also offers a variety of other services including cargo operations, commercial aviation services, and a variety of shopping and dining options. The airport also features a number of amenities, such as a pet relief area, a yoga studio, and even a spa.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has become one of the most important airports in the world, serving as a major hub for Delta Air Lines and as a major gateway for international travelers. The airport continues to see tremendous growth and development, making it one of the most important airports in the world.