Hartsfield-Jackson Prepares for Busy Holiday Travel Period

More than 3.7 million passengers expected to travel through ATL

As the world’s busiest and most efficient airport prepares for a robust holiday travel period, Airport construction officials will halt most public-facing work to ease traffic concerns. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) expects to serve more than 3.7 million passengers during the holiday period that runs from Sunday, Dec. 16 to Wednesday, Jan. 2. Nightly construction efforts in areas fenced off from public impact will continue at times during the holidays, but are not expected to impact travelers.

As ATL works to ease congestion and facilitate passenger travel during this busy holiday travel period, officials offer passengers the following travel tips:

  • Utilize the Lower North Roadway (adjacent to the North Hourly Parking Lot) for rapid drop-offs
  • Travelers picking up passengers should consider the North or South Hourly lots; both lots provide the closest option for pickups
  • Arrive in the Airport two hours prior to domestic departure flight times, three hours for international flights
  • Utilize mass transit like MARTA, rideshare options like Lyft and Uber, and taxis
  • Follow Airport and airline social media accounts for timely updates
  • Check the Airport’s website for the most up-to-date parking information and security wait times