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Hartsfield-Jackson remains busiest airport
By Andy McDill

For the fourth consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson retained the title of the nation’s busiest airport - in terms of operations (takeoffs and landings) - in 2008, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA’s Airport Operations Ranking Report lists 978,084 operations completed at Hartsfield-Jackson in 2008, a decrease of 1.3 percent from 2007.

The Airport also accommodated a record 90 million-plus passengers, making it the world’s busiest passenger airport for the 11th consecutive year.

“There is no such thing as a quiet day at Hartsfield-Jackson,” said Delores Alphabet in Customer Services. “There is always something or someone to remind us that this is the world’s busiest airport - like face-to-face contact, phone calls, e-mails or letters. The No. 1 person-to-person reminder, however, is our mission statement: to be the world’s best airport by exceeding customer expectations.”

In 2008, the number of international passengers reached 9 million for the first time, up 3.2 percent from 2007. The growth can be attributed to Hartsfield-Jackson’s expanding global access to more than 90 destinations in 55 countries.



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