The paper "Various Aspects of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport " is a perfect example of a business case study. Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) which began operation on September 21, 1980, is the world’ s biggest airport. The main reason for the growth of the airport has been the growth in business which increased its sheer size. The airport had an advantage in terms of its geographical location which made different airlines like South West, Air Tran and Delta use the airport. This has resulted in the airport being the busiest airport in relation to the movement of passengers and the number of flights that come and go (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, 2011).
This has resulted in the business of Atlanta growing compared to similar other places that offer similar facilities. The airport had increased the business for the surrounding vicinity including the State of Georgia. The business has been growing as the numbers of fliers have increased tremendously but it hasn’ t been matched by an increase in the size of the airport which has resulted in congestion and delays in flight. The research paper looks to provide information about ATL so that the readers of this paper are able to understand the way ATL is working.
The report looks to present the information by presenting the background information, financial aspect, the challenges faced and also the master plan of the airport. This information will thereby help the reader to understand the various aspect of ATL. Facts & Background Information The classification made by NPIAS is that ATL is a large hub. ATL is a public-owned property and belongs to the state of Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, 2011).
The figures for 2008 reveal that around 48 million passengers flew from ATL which shows a growth of 1.2% compared to the number of passengers flown in 2007. It is also found out that the total numbers of operations from ATL were 970,235 (ATL FactSheet, 2011). The breakup of the total operations is 721,146-air carriers, 240,922 air taxis, 7,059 GA INTENT and 1,108 military operations.
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