There are 109 public airports in Georgia. The airports in Georgia are supported in their functioning by the state. Many of the airports in Georgia have been converted from air bases and military bases into publicly available airports and thus also have a connection to the national history of the USA.
The Peach State of Georgia receives many visitors every year. Airports in Georgia are making an important contribution to the economic growth of the state and creating jobs for many thousands of people. There are two major international airports in Georgia, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse E and Control Tower at night
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), also known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is an international airport
situated 7 miles south of Atlanta's central business district, in Georgia. It is named after former Atlanta mayors William B. Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson. The airport has 209 domestic and international gates. ATL covers 4,700 acres of land and
features five parallel runways.
The airport operates nearly 80 airlines and is the state's busiest airport and
has world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology and innovations in
the field of flying. It is handicapped accessible and close to business
centers to make traveling easier for tourists and business travelers. The tickets of these airlines can be purchased online from their respective websites.
There are five runways at ATL. All five runways are parallel, aligned east-west. 26R/08L and 26L/08R are north of the airport terminals, and 27R/09L, 27L/09R, and 28/10 are south of the airport terminals.
The 209 gates are located in seven concourses between the Domestic and International terminals. Concourse T is connected to the Domestic Terminal. The remaining six concourses from west to east are Concourses A, B, C, D, E, and F. Concourses A–D and T are used for domestic flights, while Concourses E and F are used for international flights and
a few domestic flights when gates at T or A–D are not available, or when an aircraft arrives as an international flight and continues as a domestic flight. Concourse F is directly connected to the International Terminal, while Concourse E has
its own walkway to the International Terminal and also has its own Federal Inspection station for connecting passengers. Delta Air Lines has gates and operations at all concourses.
Continental LRJ at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, Courtesy of Daniel Richardson
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is a public and military use airport owned by the City of Savannah and managed by the Savannah Airport Commission. The airport is located seven nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Savannah, a city in Chatham County, Georgia, It had been known as Savannah International Airport, Travis Field and Chatham Field. The airport is just off Interstate 95, between Savannah and the city of Pooler, Georgia. It is the
primary commercial airport for Greater Savannah and the Coastal Empire region of Southeast Georgia as well as the Lowcountry
area of South Carolina, where the resort town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina accounts for about 40 percent of total airport passenger traffic.
The airport covers an area of 3,650 acres at an elevation of 50 ft. above mean sea level. It has two runways with concrete surfaces:
10/28: 9,351 ft. x 150 ft.
01/19: 7,002 ft. x 150 ft.
Major airlines serving this airport:
Air Canada Express,
Sun Country Airlines,
United Airlines, and
DeKalb Peachtree Airport
DeKalb Peachtree Airport - Gulfstream G-III
DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (PDK)
is a county-owned, public-use airport in DeKalb County, Georgia. The airport is located in the city of Chamblee, just northeast of Atlanta. It is also commonly
referred to as the Peachtree–DeKalb Airport, or simply PDK. ASOS weather reports are produced 24 hours per day as "Chamblee". It has airline service with Ultimate Air Shuttle to Cincinnati and Southern Airways Express to Memphis and Destin.
It is the second largest of all airports in Georgia and an important factor in boosting economic growth. Other major airports in Georgia include Dalton, Gainesville, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Augusta, Carrollton, Newnan, La Grange, Pine Mountain, Columbus, Macon, Perry, Dublin, Statesboro, Claxton, Cordele, Fitzgerald, Tifton, Waycross, Moultrie, Albany , Bainbridge, Valdosta and Thomasville. Most airports in Georgia offer hangars and maintenance for private planes.
The airport covers an area of 745 acres at an elevation of 1,003 feet above mean sea level. It has three runways: 3R/21L is 6,001 by 100 feet with a concrete surface; 3L/21R is 3,746 by 150 feet with an asphalt surface; and 16/34, which is 3,967 by 150 feet with an asphalt surface. It also has one helipad designated with a concrete surface measuring 56 by 56 feet
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