THE HISTORY OF ATLANTA AIRPORT
Updated on September 21, 2020, the 40th anniversary of the opening of the current midfield terminal.
The following pages trace the evolution of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from its beginnings as a racetrack in 1909 to the world's busiest airport. The pages are in chronological order and the time periods are defined by the various passenger terminals in use through the years. You can chose individual pages or start at the beginning of the grand century-long tour.