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Atlanta, Gateway to the World

image courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

image courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

For Atlanta, the importance of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport cannot be overstated. It is one of the critical drivers of the area’s economic development – not only of the metropolitan Atlanta area, but of the entire southeastern United States. Thanks to the airport, the region continues to grow by attracting national and international corporations.

Lennar Atlanta’s homebuyers, especially those who have moved here from all over the world, appreciate Atlanta’s easy international connections to cities like Amsterdam, Dubai, Delhi, Guangzhou, Johannesburg, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo, just to name a few.

Busiest Airport in the World

Just this month, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was again (for the 17th year in a row) named the busiest airport in the world. This recognition is based on the number of passengers that traveled through the city’s airport: a total of 96 million passengers in 2014. Currently, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers service to and from 150 U.S. destinations and more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries daily.

Facts and Figures:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Employs more than 63,000 people
  • Offers 2,500+ daily flights on average
  • Serves 260,000 passengers per day, on average
  • Offers non-stop service to 60+ international destinations in 45+ countries
  • 80% of the U.S. population can be reached within a 2-hour flight from Atlanta
  • Offers 33,350 parking spaces

The airport has:

  • 5 runways
  • 2 terminals (domestic and international)
  • 7 concourses
  • 40 international gates
  • 57 security lanes
  • 167 domestic gates
  • and 1 Plane Train, connecting concourses and gates on a 3.5 mile underground track.

International Service

In 2012, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport opened the beautiful $1.4 billion Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal to provide even better service to the world’s international passengers.

At 1.2 million square feet, the new terminal welcomes people from all over the globe, including China, South America, Europe and Africa.

As Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed notes:

“(…) The international terminal helps strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global gateway for the southeastern United States and as a preferred destination for international business and tourism.”

For more information about living in Atlanta, gateway to the world, please contact a Lennar New Home Consultant or call Lennar Atlanta at 404-931-7462 to learn more about Lennar Atlanta’s quality new homes ranging from the $200s to the $600s, in a variety of communities throughout metro Atlanta. www.lennaratlanta.com.