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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the hub of Atlanta’s transportation wheel. As the country’s busiest airport, it offers more flights than any other airport. Its new International terminal will provide service to more than 80 communities in 50 countries. Its three cargo complexes move 650,000-plus tons of cargo annually. The adjacent 250-acre Georgia Foreign Trade Zone site accelerates movement of goods from port, which lowers duties and processing fees for companies.

General Aviation

Besides the world’s busiest commercial and freight airport, Fulton County is served by a variety of general aviation facilities that can accommodate just about any business aircraft – including Fulton County’s own Charlie Brown Airport. A local Class D airport located just west of Atlanta and the nearest airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (which is just south of Atlanta), the county airport handles much of the general aviation traffic that would otherwise go there. The airport exists below and in close proximity to ATL's Class B airspace. It is located very near Interstate 20, Interstate 285, and the Chattahoochee River, just outside the Atlanta city limits. It reports ASOS weather conditions 24 hours per day as West Atlanta In addition, Fulton County offers close-by, easy access to Peachtree-DeKalb Airport just north of downtown Atlanta. It has four runways: 2R/20L is 6,001 by 100 feet (1,829 x 30 m) with a concrete surface; 2L/20R is 3,746 by 150 feet (1,142 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface; 16/34 is 3,967 by 150 feet (1,209 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface; and 9/27 is 3,383 by 150 feet (1,031 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface. It also has one helipad designated with a concrete surface measuring H1 is 56 by 56 feet (17 x 17 m). For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2010, the airport had 202,491 aircraft operations, an average of 554 per day: 99.9% general aviation and 0.1% military. At that time there were 447 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 11% jet, and 5% helicopter.[1] The airport has over 100 hangars. It is the second-busiest airport in Georgia behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the number of flight operations per year. These are just two very convenient, top-quality general aviation facilities among several serving the metro region.

Hartsfield Traffic Report

2010 Airport Operations
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Air Carrier 437,566
Air Taxi 152,723
General Aviation 4,877
Military 670
Subtotal 595,836
Air Carrier 43,108
Total Aircraft Operations 638,944

Domestic Service – Major Airlines

AirTran Airways
American Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Southwest Air Lines
Spirit Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways

Regional Airlines

American Connection / American Eagle
American Connection / Chautauqua Airlines
Continental Connection/ExpressJet Airlines
Delta Connection / AtlanticSoutheast Airlines
Delta Connection / Comair
Delta Connection / Compass Airlines
Delta Connection /Mesaba Airlines
Delta Connection / Shuttle America
United Express / ExpressJet Airlines
United Express / Mesa Airlines
United Express / Shuttle America
United Express / SkyWest Airlines
US Airways Express / Air Wisconsin
US Airways Express / Mesa Airlines
US Airways Express / Republic Airlines

Charter Airlines

Omni Air International
Ryan International

International Service – U.S. Flag Airlines

AirTran Airways Delta Air Lines
Delta Connection / Atlantic Southeast Airlines
Delta Connection / Comair
Delta Connection / Pinnacle Airlines

Foreign-Flag Airlines

AeroMexico Airlines
Air Canada
Air France
British Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
Lufthansa German Airlines
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