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Central Passenger Terminal Complex

The Central Passenger Terminal Complex (CPTC) consists of two independent facilities for domestic and international passengers, and seven gate concourses. Revamping the domestic complex will enhance the customer experience and boost the facilities’ aesthetic appeal.


In the Domestic Terminal, plans call for incorporating engineered trees and other foliage for a park-like feel, and building giant canopies over the upper roadway curbside pick-up and drop-off areas to protect guests from the elements. Renovations on Concourses T South, A, B and C include elevating and slanting the ceilings, and adding glass to allow more natural light and create a more open feel.

The extension of Concourse T will include up to five additional gates, and construction of a new Concourse G will include 10 gates and connection to the International Terminal. ATL’s Plane Train will be extended to the east to serve Concourse G, and to the west to create an improved train turnback that will increase the efficiency of the train system.

Project Timeline

Each element of the project is slated to begin in 2016 or 2017, with various completion dates scheduled over the next decade. The total cost for these upgrades is more than $1.9 billion.

  • Terminal modernization: 2016-2019
  • Concourse T extension: 2017-2022

Impacts During Construction

More than most projects, these updates will have a greater impact on operations within the terminal. Temporary closures of areas during phases of construction will result in alterations to passenger traffic flow, but all construction schedules will be aligned to create minimal impact. Travelers will be provided with regular updates during the phases of the project.

News about Central Passenger Terminal Complex

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 … Continue →

South Canopy Construction Efficiencies

South Roadway traffic to be impacted; alternate options suggested Three steel columns supporting the South roadway canopy were successfully placed overnight on Oct. 16, and lessons learned from the North canopy installation have already been implemented one night into South canopy construction. Monday night into Tuesday morning, the placement of the columns on the South … Continue →

North Canopy nearly complete, South Canopy construction to impact traffic

Saturday, Oct. 6 marks a major milestone in the construction of ATL’s North Canopy. All lanes on the Airport’s North roadway will reopen and commercial vehicle traffic – moved to the South roadway during the construction process – will be relocated to the North curb. The focus of canopy construction will now turn to the … Continue →

Canopy Construction Ongoing, South Roadway Soon Impacted

As construction on the North canopy completes, the South roadway will become the focus of canopy building efforts. Roadways closed during North canopy work will soon reopen, while portions of the roadway leading to the South Terminal will temporarily close. The vast majority of construction will take place overnight, but late-night passengers – either departing … Continue →