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[United States] KATL Atlanta
Opened: Feb 2006Hub Manager: Dominic Mahon
Atlanta is the capital and largest city in the US State of Georgia. Atlanta was originally inhabited by Cherokee and Creek Indians, and was named Standing Peachtree. During the Civil war, Atlanta was largely destroyed by Union forces, but was chosen as the capital of the state in 1868.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport in the world both in terms of number of passengers as well as the number of takeoffs and landings, surpassing Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
It accommodated 978,824 takeoffs and landings in 2008, and handled 90 million passengers.
The airport is located partly within the southern city limits of Atlanta and is adjacent to the city of College Park, Georgia, which is south of the city limits of Atlanta.