Thanksgiving Travelers Will Enjoy Convenience of 32 New and Improved Security Lanes and New Concessions at Hartsfield-Jackson This Holiday
Airport offers customers holiday travel tips to make travel a breeze.
– Millions of travelers are preparing to take to the skies this Thanksgiving. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport expects that the only place they will need to exercise some patience is at their dining room table and not at the world’s busiest airport.
“Hartsfield-Jackson is prepared to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations this holiday season, as we plan to serve up as easy a travel experience as possible,” said Ben DeCosta, Aviation general manager. “We want to be known as the world’s most efficient and welcoming airport. Major investments in improving the security checkpoints, concessions, parking and other customer facilities are making the Airport an even more hassle-free place to travel through and in which to do business.”
Just in time for the holidays, the Airport recently completed a $26 million investment in improving its security checkpoint, including 10 new security lanes, new technology and additional staffing. Up to 32 lanes across three security checkpoints —Terminals North, South and Main —will ensure that customers originating their travel in Atlanta have plenty of options for clearing security screenings with reduced wait times. Additionally, the Airport’s new 1,300 parking spaces in Silver Reserve Lot bring the total number of on-site parking opportunities to more than 30,000 spaces open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As part of its “retail renaissance,” new concessions and restaurants, like the upscale One Flew South restaurant located on Concourse E and the new Atlanta Magazine’s HOME store in the Atrium, will give customers more options for quality dining and last-minute gift purchases. Airport improvements continue with more than 70 new retail stores opening now through June 2009, as well as an expedited ground transportation system to a centralized rental car facility planned for late 2009.
Additionally, the Atrium will be filled with the sound of music this holiday as it hosts the annual Holiday Music Series for customers November 21-26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The schedule includes:
- November 21 Orquesta NovaSound Latin
- November 24 Monica Hargrave Classical Harp
- November 25 Frankie’s Blues Mission Blues
- November 26 Apostles of Bluegrass Bluegrass
More music will be scheduled for the December holiday season.