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For decades, airlines have battled for a piece of the Atlanta market, where more than 75 percent of the airport’s traffic comes from Delta and its SkyTeam partners. Southwest nabs another 9.5 percent; the others just nibble at the edges. That said, a few arrivistes are looking to create some turbulence. How they stack up against the titan of the tarmac.
The recently debuted Flight Paths is a permanent installation that puts travelers under a stylized tree canopy, complete with bird calls, cricket chirps, and a simulated thunderstorm.
Rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges's long-awaited restaurant, named for his 2003 multi-platinum album, is now open in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Uber and Lyft arrived in Atlanta in 2012 and 2013, respectively, and have, in essence, provided Kasim Reed with the taxi fleet he was imagining. The cars are clean, and the drivers are courteous, show up when they’re supposed to, and (usually) don’t get lost. There’s only one problem: the city’s actual taxis are still around.
In firing Miguel Southwell, Mayor Kasim Reed aims to look at privatizing airport screening.
Travelers might have been shocked to see a corpse prop from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie scanned by the TSA.
Indeed, airport officials neglected to call Peragine to inform him that they had taken down his beloved ants last Thursday
Ed Bastian couldn’t be taking the reins at a more fortuitous time. In 2015 Delta turned an astounding $5.9 billion profit, the company’s best year ever. Of course that kind of success creates expectations.
If ATL Next goes according to plan, travelers will see a major facelift—and deal with some short-term headaches—in just about every part of the airport experience, from parking the car to taking off from a new runway.