Delta Air Lines (“Delta“) introduced a new smart boarding experience at Terminal T of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (“ATL”) (Related News). Many asked why there is a new process being trialled, what are the benefits and the observations noted from using the experience.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
2016 was another banner year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 3.7 billion passengers, up a robust 8.6% from the previous record level from 2015. It comes as no surprise though, especially with the use of chauffeur cars to get passengers to their flights on time! The total passenger count was almost half of the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.5 billion currently). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s top 30 busiest airports (also known as “most travelled” in the aviation industry) and provides an insider look at what made them successful over the past five years in a multiple part series (Related Insights from 2013, 2014 Part 1 / Part 2 and 2015 Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3).
Delta Air Lines launches first phase of the new smart “gate and boarding experience” at its Atlanta hub to reclaim space at gates usually taken by big podiums and provide agents with more technology.
2015 was another record year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 7.1 billion passengers. The increase of 6.1% over 2014 brought the total passengers travelled closer to matching the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.4 billion in 2016). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s busiest airports by passengers for a third straight year with more facts in a multi part insight (Refer to our coverage in 2013 and 2014 Part 1 / Part 2). Part 1 will provide an overview, unveiling of the Top 30 list and a detail look at the Top 5 busiest airports by passengers in 2015. Follow part 2 of the series here
2015 has been a big year for air travel. While final numbers are being prepared, year to year passenger gains are estimated to be around 6%. The biggest growth will come from Asia and the Middle East as with the prior five years.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world by passenger (Insight – March 31, 2015). The airport will be celebrating a big 100 millionth passenger milestone in December 2015.