Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the prime aviation hub for the state of Georgia, located 11 kilometres south of downtown Atlanta encompassing portions of Fulton and Clayton counties. This airport is renowned as the busiest passenger transportation complex in the world, serving more than 100 million travellers per year. The location serves as the primary hub for a concentration of major airways such as Delta Airlines and ExpressJet and boasts 207 transport gates.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport houses a domestic terminal as well as the Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal, in addition to seven concourses. The massive international complex contains over 150 restaurants and an equal number of shops, a few notable service providers being Amazon, Brooks Brothers, Best Buy and InMotion Entertainment. There are also rotating artwork displays located in various observation points throughout the concourses as well as the permanent exhibits the “Flight of the Spirit” and “A Walk Through Atlanta History”.
MARTA's Red/Gold rail line provides for public transportation out of the domestic terminal. The airport is well connected to roadways including Interstate 85 and Interstate 75. Taxis are abundant, and the airport conveniently contains its own Hartsfield–Jackson Rental Car Centre.
The illustrious Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport began as a private airfield known as Candler Field and has been a busy location since its conception. It was utilised as a military airfield in the 1940s and renamed the Atlanta Municipal Airport in 1946.