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Airport Officials to Host Atlanta City Councilmembers for Walkthrough of Completed Concourse D Expan
17 July ,2013

Media Advisory
July 17, 2013

Reese McCranie
(404) 382-2319

Media Advisory

Airport Officials to Host Atlanta City Councilmembers for Walkthrough of Completed Concourse D Expansion Project

Newest capital project offers nearly 91,000 sq. ft; quadruples space for new concessions


Atlanta City Council Members

Louis Miller, General Manager

Miguel Southwell, Aviation Deputy General Manager, Commercial Development

Jim Drinkard, Assistant General Manager, Planning and Development

WHAT: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials will provide a special walkthrough of the Airport’s newest capital improvement project located in Concourse D. The midpoint expansion project was completed in mid-July and is a three-level addition that will accommodate approximately 91,000 square feet of additional circulation space for passengers and new concessions.

The project includes two new escalators for passengers and will more than quadruple the previous space for concessions when they open over the next couple of months. Cost estimate of completed expansion is approximately $47.3 million.

WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2013

10:00 a.m. (ARRIVAL FOR MEDIA – Atrium, Domestic Terminal)

10:30 a.m. (EVENT BEGINS)

WHERE: Concourse D Midpoint - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30320

NOTES: Media attending the event are required to proceed through security checkpoint screening and must arrive by 10:00 a.m. for escort. Please meet at the clock tower in the atrium of the Domestic Terminal.

Attendees must bring a valid photo ID. No liquids or gels are permitted unless they are in three-ounce or smaller containers and in a one-quart zip-top bag.

Please RSVP to Reese McCranie at by 9 a.m. Thursday, July 18.


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