Hartsfield-Jackson and Airport Partners Prepare for Busy Independence Day Weekend  

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and its partners are preparing to host a predicted 1.7 million passengers during the holiday period from Thursday, June 30, 2022 to Tuesday, July 1, 2022. 

Officials from ATL, the Atlanta Police Department (APD), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are taking steps to ensure that passengers have a safe, efficient and enjoyable experience as they travel with their families and loved ones through the Airport.

“To ease passenger flow here at ATL, we are working diligently and have implemented solid plans to enhance customer service efficiency,” said Jan Lennon, deputy general manager of Operations. “The ATL team and our partners are ready to provide our visitors a best-in-class travel experience that continues to make our airport the busiest and most efficient in the world.”  

ATL officials remain committed to providing a secure environment. Local, state and federal law enforcement officials remain hypervigilant to any threats posed to the traveling community and will maintain a robust and visible presence at Hartsfield-Jackson.

As ATL works to ease congestion and facilitate passenger travel during this busy holiday travel period, officials offer passengers the following travel tips:

  • Arrive inside the Airport two hours before domestic departure flight times, three hours for international flights. 
  • Utilize mass transit like MARTA, rideshare options like Lyft and Uber, and taxis. 
  • Check the Airport’s website (www.atl.com) for real-time updates on parking availability, security wait times and current concessionaire offerings.
  • The Airport’s social media channels (@ATLAirport) also offer helpful, immediate operational information. 

Airport officials encourage all passengers to thoroughly inspect their luggage and belongings prior to arriving at the Airport to ensure they are not bringing any prohibited items through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. As a reminder, all firearms and ammunition must be properly packaged and placed in checked bags. To comply with TSA regulations, visit the “What Can I Bring?” page on TSA’s website (TSA.gov) for more detailed information.