Update on Atlanta Airport Incident
At approximately 8:40 a.m. today, there was a small electrical explosion near Gate D 21 at a ramp level maintenance shop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The cause of this explosion is currently under investigation. There were no reported injuries, and there was no fire. There has been minor property damage. Passengers on the northside of Concourse D were evacuated to Concourse E. Arriving aircraft have been reassigned to other available gates.
The Atlanta Fire Department has given the all-clear. At this time, passengers are returning to Concourse D. There is still partial power outage in certain areas of Concourse D. Travelers should check with their airlines for any changing gate assignments.
Louis Miller, general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, will be available for interviews at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium of the airport.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport, serving more than 95 million passengers annually with nonstop service to 160 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction - including the 2011 Global and North American Airport Efficiency Excellence Award from the Air Transport Research Society (for more information, go to www.atrsworld.org).
It is undergoing $6 billion-plus in capital improvements, which include a new, energy-efficient rental car center; a new, 12-gate international terminal (for more information, go to
www.atlanta-airport.com/internationalterminal/;and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube
channel by visiting
http://www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, and become a fan on Facebook.