In the month after the opening of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, international traffic at the Atlanta airport decreased slightly compared to the previous year.

Hartsfield-Jackson‘s new “front door to the world” was unveiled May 16. The $1.4 billion Concourse F was built to enable the airport to handle more travelers starting international trips in Atlanta or arriving here from other countries. Both categories were down in June, by 2.4 percent and 2.89 percent, respectively.

Operations for international flights – total aircraft takeoffs and landings – also declined by 2.53 percent to 6,120. As a proportion of total operations, international flights made up less than 10 percent. 

Meanwhile, total passengers at the world’s busiest airport grew by 3.47 percent to 8.7 million in June and by 4.46 percent to nearly 47 million for the first six months of the year.

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As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...