Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Departures (ATL)

ATL Departures today

Airport Codes:

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA): ATL
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO): KATL
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses ATL abbreviation.

Address: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320, United States

Tel: +1 (0) 404 2091700
Web: atl-airport.com

Airport location

Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport, located 12 miles south to Atlanta. Atlanta airport is the busiest airport in the world for the last decade. Last year there were 904,301 ATL Hartsfield-Jackson departures. In all these flights a total of 110,531,300 people were transported.

Transport to/from Atlanta airport

Traveling to and from the airport can be done in different ways. There are Shred shuttles that run ATL departures to local destinations every 15 minutes as well as regional ones such as Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. If you travel to the center of the city of Atlanta, it costs around 18 USD for Downtown and Midtown and 30 USD for the Buckhead area. If you are staying in a hotel, ask if there is a shuttle. This is often free for guests. You can also travel by limousine or taxi. This is of course more expensive but more luxurious. There are also cheaper Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport departures but with public transportation. From the domestic terminal there are Atlanta Hartsfield departures by train (Red and Gold line) to the center. When you arrive at the international terminal you can first take the free shuttle bus to the domestic terminal. There are also Greyhound buses to further destinations. If you are planning to rent a car, you can do so at one of the many car rental companies. These are located at the Rental Car Center, somewhat remote from the terminal. There is a Skytrain that travels from the terminal to this center in 15 minutes. There are 24-hour Atlanta departures from the domestic terminal. The most famous car rentals are located there such as Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Alamo, Avis etc.

Atlanta international airport departures at 7 terminals

Atlanta airport has 7 parallel terminals, lettered T, and A to E. Almost all Atlanta airport flight departures going to destinations inside the United States are in Terminal E and F. In the middle of each elongated terminal are the stations of the underground shuttle train which connect the terminals. At Terminal T, the main Atlanta Airport, is the Ground Transportation Center.


There are 2 terminals with several concourses. Terminal 1 is for domestic flights and terminal 2 for international flights. Atlanta Airport is home to Delta Air Lines which is mainly situated in Domestic Terminal South. Other airlines such as United, American, Spirit and Southwest Airlines are located at the Domestic North Terminal for Atlanta flight departures.

Domestic Terminal Level 2:


Departure destinations

Most Atlanta Airport departures go to Orlando, Florida, with Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit. The top 10 is completed with Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles California, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tampa, Chicago-O’Hare, Miami, Detroit Michigan, LaGuardia New York, Denver Colorado.

International Terminal is located east and has its own entrance and car parks.

Atlanta international terminal

If you have international Atlanta Georgia airport departures, you will therefore have to travel to the smaller international terminal. Sometimes it is easier to go to Domestic terminal first and then take a free shuttle to International terminal. As you enter the terminal, the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport departures check-in counters are on level 2. The first group (red) is for Delta Sky Priority. The second group of check-in counters is Aeromexico, Air France, Delta, KLM, Korean Air, Qatar and Virgin Atlantic. The last group of counters is for Air Canada, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar, Turkish Airlines and Westjet. After checking in, go through security to Concourse E or F.


International departures

Internationally, most ATL Airport departures to Paris-Charles de Gaulle are with Air France. Schiphol Amsterdam comes in second, flown with KLM. The following places will be Cancún-Mexico, London – Heathrow United Kingdom, Toronto – Pearson Canada, Mexico City – Mexico, Punta Cana – Dominican Republic, Montego Bay – Jamaica, Nassau – Bahamas and Frankfurt in Germany.

Due to corona, there were not the 110 million passengers in 2020 as in 2019. With a significant decrease, there were ultimately 42,918,685 passengers and 548,016 flight movements. 2021 is off to a rough start but Atlanta Hartsfield airport departures are unlikely to rise again in the second part of the year.