Hartsfield-Jackson Prepares for Busy Memorial Holiday Weekend

Staff Report

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

In preparation for Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer travel season, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials are providing tips to passengers to better navigate the Airport during their travels.  

More than 2 million passengers are expected to travel to, from, or through ATL beginning Thursday, May 26 until Wednesday, June 1. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays are traditionally considered the busiest days for leisure travelers. Airport projections point to Friday, May 27 as the busiest day with 311,000 passengers expected in ATL.     

“We are excited to kick off the start of the summer travel season,” said Airport General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari. “The ATL team is ready to provide our visitors a best-in-class travel experience that continues to make our Airport the busiest and most efficient in the world.”   

Passengers should arrive in the Airport at least two hours prior to their scheduled departure times for domestic flights and three hours for international flights. The Airport’s website (ATL.com) provides real-time updates on parking availability, security wait times and current concessionaire offerings. The Airport’s social media channels (@ATLAirport) also offer helpful, immediate operational information. 

Airport officials encourage all passengers to thoroughly inspect their luggage and belongings prior to arriving at the Airport to ensure they are not bringing any prohibited items through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. As a reminder, all firearms and ammunition must be properly packaged and placed in checked bags. To comply with TSA regulations, visit the “What Can I Bring?” page on TSA’s website (TSA.gov) for more detailed information.