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Hartsfield-Jackson in the news

The Airport announced on March 13 that the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal will open on May 16. The announcement was made in the ticketing hall of the international terminal, and a host of media representatives were on hand to cover the long-awaited revelation of the date.

Among those covering the date announcement were WSB-TV Channel 2, WAGA-TV Channel 5, WABE 90.1 FM, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the SaportaReport blog, DFNIonline.com, the World Interior Design Network and England-based travel site Opodo.

The international terminal is making news outside metro Atlanta, too. The Associated Press in late March wrote a comprehensive story about the international terminal, complete with a dozen high-quality photos and a supporting video story, for distribution to member news organizations throughout the world (including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon ran a story about the terminal and shared information and tips for residents of central Georgia who will drive to Atlanta for international travel after May 16. As far away as Germany, Flightmag.TV created a YouTube video in which an interviewer discussed features of the facility with Alrene Barr of the Airport’s Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement unit.

To ensure that the facility will be ready for its May 16 opening, the Airport planned a “test run” on May 2, for which about 1,500 volunteers will be needed. The call for volunteers went out through WGCL-TV Channel 46, WAGA-TV Channel 5, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, GlobalAtlanta, First Coast News and Online Athens (Athens Banner-Herald).

In other news:

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and CBS Atlanta reported that Hartsfield-Jackson held onto its position as the busiest airport in the world, despite increasing competition from Beijing.
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 9 reported that Hartsfield-Jackson was beginning the process to develop a master plan for projects and development over the next 20 years.
  • WXIA-TV Channel 11’s College Park community site ran a story on March 15 about the diligent efforts of USO volunteers to greet troops as they come through Hartsfield-Jackson.
  • As the Christian season of Lent began, the Georgia Bulletin of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta on March 1 featured the Airport Interfaith Chapel’s participation in the tradition of marking the faithful with ashes.
  • The Zero Waste in Action blog on March 23 reported on the Airport’s 2012 Environmental “Enpact” Award from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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