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The Airport Art Program starred in several stories in August.

Creative Loafing on August 11 offered a slide show of art in unexpected places, including several spots within the Airport.

Other pieces featured two of the Airport’s new exhibits. The “Believe in Me: Dancing From the Inside Out” exhibit in the Atrium was spotlighted by Atlanta INtown Paper, and the Concourse T “All Creatures Great and Small” exhibit was featured August 19 on WXIA-TV Channel 11’s Hapeville neighborhood site and Harriet Baskas’ Stuck in the Airport blog on August 22.

In other news:

  • An Atlanta Journal-Constitution story on August 17 explored some of the unique challenges faced by Airport restaurants — such as restrictions on the types and sizes of cutlery — and why the benefits of these prime locations make dealing with the hurdles worthwhile.
  • The New York Times on August 1 focused on the changing face of retail in America’s airports, including Hartsfield-Jackson.
  • Former Hartsfield-Jackson interim Deputy General Manager Robert Kennedy spoke to GlobalAtlanta for an August 3 article about his new endeavors — and why Hartsfield-Jackson can weather the economic bumps and plot a bold course amid them.
  • The Airport was cited by an Atlanta Business Chronicle blog on August 3 as being a prime example of how “bold and audacious” thinking in Atlanta has led to great achievements.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson is on pace for another record-setting year in terms of total passengers, and the spike in traffic was reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, GlobalAtlanta and the Henry Daily Herald.
  • The Atlanta Business Chronicle on August 19 reported that Hartsfield-Jackson, the world’s busiest airport, maintains a 10-minute average wait time for security screenings, which is comparable with other large airports.
  • The Mental Health Humor blog at Psych Central noted the pleasant, relaxing ambience of the Concourse E food court when Pat O’tallas is at the piano.
  • Abra Lee, landscape manager at Hartsfield-Jackson, is proud of Auburn University’s College of Agriculture — and vice versa. A cover story in the August issue of the college’s newsletter, AG Illustrated, featured Lee and her work to beautify the Airport grounds.

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