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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:01am

Atlanta Airport Gets Stimulus Funds

Updated: 7 years ago.
The Atlanta airport is already the busiest in the World. Now, it's set to get even bigger. (photo courtsey of Charchan).

The world's busiest airport is set to get even busier.

The federal government has awarded Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport almost $34 million in stimulus funds to help pay for construction of a new terminal.

The Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program granted Hartsfield-Jackson $13.97 million to build the apron for the new Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal.

The Transportation Security Administration provided $20 million to develop a baggage-screening system.

Construction on the international terminal, which began in summer 2008, is expected to be completed by spring 2012. The total cost is $1.35 billion.

The 12-gate facility will connect via the automated people mover to the existing international Concourse E, creating a 40-gate international air travel complex at Hartsfield-Jackson.

Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson is the busiest airport in the world, accommodating around 90 million passengers in 2008.


Emily Green