By Staff Writers
Checkpoint expansion reduces wait times
The Airportís $26 million investment in the expanded security-checkpoint system at Hartsfield-Jackson has produced impressive results. The Airportís goal for security-screening wait time is less than 20 minutes during peak travel times and less than 10 minutes during off-peak times. In the first 100 days, the wait time for passengers reached 20 minutes only five times, compared with 160 times in the same period the previous year. Since the October opening, security wait times on Monday mornings - the busiest travel time of the week - have averaged less than 10 minutes.tudents a chance to interact with aviation professionals and take part in an essay contest.
TSA canine teams add new layer of security
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced five new canine teams to enhance explosives-detection capabilities at Hartsfield-Jacksonís air cargo facilities. The teams are part of the TSAís nationwide deployment of employee-led canine teams to inspect air cargo and other areas, as needed. TSA canine handlers are non-law-enforcement employees who complement the more than 600 TSA-certified state and local law-enforcement teams in 80 airports and 15 mass transit systems nationwide.
Travel South USA visits Atlanta
The Southeastís vibrancy and economic potency were the topics during Travel South USAís recent visit to Atlanta for the annual Executive Council meeting. Travel South USA is a marketing organization representing the tourism interests of 12 Southeastern states. The organization sets policy and promotes travel and tourism in the South.
Giant Antonovís carrying capacity delivers
A giant Antonov AN-124 charter aircraft recently landed at Hartsfield-Jackson to transport special cargo to the Middle East. Inglett & Stubbs International hired the cargo airlifter through National Air Cargo to transport 186,000 pounds of equipment to a U.S. air base in Balad, Iraq. Air cargo shippers commonly use the AN-124 to transport oversized freight throughout the world. .
Delta Connection boosts flights at Hartsfield-Jackson
Delta Connection has announced it will add a third daily nonstop flight between the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson. The new connection was set to begin March 1. All flights will be on Deltaís CRJ 100 regional jet. .
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