The departures level is the first stop for passengers starting their international trips in Atlanta.
The ticketing and check-in area, which offers scenic views of the airfield and the Atlanta skyline, features two large ticketing counters. These "flow-through" islands are set diagonally and help direct passengers toward the security checkpoint and concourses F and E. The ticketing hall also has more than 70 self-service check-in kiosks.
The security checkpoint on the departures level has eight lanes, which are operated and staffed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Just past the security checkpoint is the transition hall. From this open-air, two-story area, passengers can reach gates F12 and F14, access The Plane Train Concourse F station or find shopping and dining locations in the International Atrium. The mezzanine level, which also is accessible from the transition hall, features airline clubs and lounges as well as business and personal services locations.
Gates F1 through F10 are on the departures level just past the International Atrium.