HARTSFIELD INTERNATIONAL SCENES FROM THE MID 1970s
This unusual view of the airport circa 1975 shows United's operation at ATL at its peak with five aircraft at the gates, including a widebody DC-10. At left, a Northwest Orient 727 and DC-10 can be seen parked at the new second story addition to concourse D.
A 1975 view of a Delta DC-9 and several DC-8s along concourse E.
A classic mid-70s Eastern Airlines advertising photo of a shiny 727 on the rain-soaked Atlanta ramp.
This artsy long-exposure night shot was published by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in 1975.
Another Atlanta Chamber of Commerce photo from 1975 showing the concourse E rotunda in the foreground.
This is a terrific Delta Digest employee magazine cover showing the various aircraft types in Delta's fleet in August 1974.
The Delta Digest also featured this night view of aircraft parked at concourse E in 1974.
Two generations of Boeing aircraft at concourse F, the "Jumbo Jet" 747 and the medium size 727. Delta first acquired the 727s with the merger with Northeast Airlines in 1972 and would eventually operate the world's largest 727 fleet with nearly 130 in service. A United DC-10 can be seen in the distance.
This Jeppesen chart effective December 19, 1975 shows Atlanta's three parallel runways and one of the two crosswind runways still in use. It would soon be closed as work on the midfield terminal progressed. Courtesy of John Hewson.