Hello,I am branching out from @CamJam Managing XXXX series so here is KATL:)
I will try to make sure I get everything right
So KATL or Hartsfield Jackson INTL Aiport is the worlds busiest airport,so you gotta expect a lot of terminals and gates and runways.Well I’m about to get in to them .
KATL has 7 Terminals (T,A,B,C,D,E,F)
I will describe each of them
Terminal T: This is operated by Delta,American and United
It only has 15 gates and houses narrowbodies
Terminal A: Terminal A is one of the two terminals solely used by Delta and it has 34 Gates.It houses narrowbodies from the 712 to the 752
Terminal B: Terminal B is also solely used by delta and has 36Gates
U will find a whole bunch of mad dogs and 712s here as well as a few A320 fam and 737 fam aircraft.
Terminal C:Terminal C is used by delta and southwest and is the biggest terminal at KATL.It has 55 Gates and houses mad dogs and 712s for delta and 737s for southwest
Terminal D: Terminal D is used by Delta connection,American,Alaska,Frontier,Jet Blue and Spirit.
This is where all of Delta’s regional aircraft are(CRJ2,7,9)
Terminal D has 41gates.
Terminal E: Terminal E is both a domestic and international terminal.Delta,Boutique Air ,Contour,Aeromexico uses terminal E.
Terminal E is differently shaped and has 36Gates.
Terminal F: Terminal F is the international terminal and is used by Delta,Air France,British,Korean,KLM,Lufthansa,Qatar,Virgin Atlantic ,Turkish,Aeromexico,Air Canada and Southwest believe it or not. terminal F only has 14gates. And planes at F will almost always be directed to 27R/9L
RUNWAY INFO AND USAGE
KATL has 5 runways
[10/28-Can be used as both]
They use both sides frequently.
The inner runway will ALWAYS be departure and outer will ALWAYS be arrival.agian 10/28 can be both
Heavies tend to land 27L/9R,as All planes from terminal F taxi to the south side.
Cargo will land on both sides of the aiports,cargo gates are located near 28/10 and 26L/8R
Here is a diagram of the airport,it’s a very simple format and I love it
KATL,Traffic pattern is relatively simple with the fact that all runways are in the same direction.
This is an image of the current airport activity and the traffic pattern is very simple.Aircraft from the east side will be directed on downwind to whatever runway they are being directed to.Aircraft from the east will head straight in.Aircrat from the north and south will be directed to downwind then Base.Aircraft from the Northwest and Southwest will be directed on base.
It’s the opposite when the other side is being used
Departures have aircraft turn left (north side) right (south side)
Aircraft can also depart straight out then turn any direction was far enough as traffic will spread out.
Any aircraft can depart or land on any runway.
If you are on the west side landings are straight in.
If you are from the south ,north or east,Once u turn on. base u will turn on final right after where you will then have a straight in landing
Once u land,there will almost always be a plane in final so exit the runway immediately ,it’s the busiest airport in the world after all.
Only time u cross a runway it’s only after landing or if u r taxing to 28/10
The first two statements are opposite when the other side is being used.
Basically If you are on the north side,u will be directed to 26/8
If you are in the south ,27/9 28/10
Expect long lines awaiting departure as KATL is super busy
Expect congestion around Terminals A-D
With the format of the airport,knowing how to use ground is actually pretty simple.
KATL is 1026FT above sea level
KATL is in an area where there are many severe storms so ground stops are common.
Expect lots of pushback requests from A-D
KATL is the current worlds busiest airport (that’s not really interesting lol)
All terminals are straight (North to south) except for E and F
The first flight at KATL was on SEP15 1926
AA considered making KATL a hub in the 90s but delta was too much
Runway 28/10 was made to ease the smaller aircraft landing on 27L/9R and 26R/8L so that heavies can land on the longer runways
KATL 20 yr masterplane includes a new INTL terminal G and a 6th Runway
Hopefully I have no mistakes
Feel free to state a mistake :)
This Is my first Topic like this and I hope I can organize and make it better in upcoming series
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