More passengers pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport than any airport in the world. Over 2,700 flights arrive and depart from Atlanta each day, and there are direct flights from Atlanta to more than 90 international destinations in 55 countries. Most destinations are served daily, nearly a dozen are served twice daily, and markets in France, England, Canada and Mexico may see up to four departures daily. 80% of the entire U.S. population lives within a direct 2-hour flight from Atlanta.
Atlanta offers a premier location for an international arbitration center. Metro Atlanta is a global business hub that is robust and dynamic with the second-largest concentration of global 500 headquarters in the U.S., more than 2,400 international companies — 65 countries represented by consulates, trade offices and bi-national chambers of commerce — and an airport that links people and products to the global marketplace.
- Sam A. Williams, President, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
In May 2012, Hartsfield-Jackson opened a new $1.4 billion international terminal. The new terminal dramatically speeds up international arrivals and departures and eliminates the former baggage-recheck procedure. The new terminal has its own access to Interstate Highway 75, and with Hartsfield-Jackson a mere seven miles (11 km) away from the downtown metropolitan area, you can get off the plane and be at your meeting in minutes, not hours. Domestic travelers can take advantage of the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) train station located within the terminal.