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Welcome from the Mayor

MayorWelcome Welcome to Atlanta and to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Your visit coincides with an exciting and busy time at Hartsfield-Jackson, which recently retained the title as the world's busiest passenger airport for the 15th straight year. Growth and improvements happen every day at the airport, all of them directed toward creating the best possible experience for you and other travelers to and through Atlanta.

That means the airport continues to expand its options for travelers, from adding Southwest Airlines to its roster of passenger airlines to updating food and beverage outlets throughout the terminals with local legends and world-renowned brands.

Our international visitors will experience the most high-profile new development at Hartsfield-Jackson - the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. With the Federal Aviation Administration forecasting that international traffic will increase by more than 30 percent over the next four years — to 13 million in 2015 — the new terminal will support the ever-changing needs of our airline partners and our customers for years to come.

Additionally, the international terminal helps strengthen Atlanta's position as a global gateway for the southeastern United States and as a preferred destination for international business and tourism. With the new facilities, Atlanta will have a 40-gate international air travel gateway with service to nearly 80 international destinations in more than 50 countries.

Most importantly to you, our international travelers will only have to check their bags once, a vast improvement over past check-in and U.S. Customs policies.

Whether you are traveling for business or leisure — again, welcome to Hartsfield-Jackson. We are working to ensure that your airport experience is pleasant and efficient, and we hope you will have an opportunity to explore all that the City of Atlanta has to offer.

Kasim Reed