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Atlanta airport concourse extension provides more food, space and shops

The ribbon-cutting for the extension took place on Tuesday.
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Travellers watch as a plane takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) celebrated the official opening of its new concourse extension on Tuesday. 

This $320 million project for a Concourse T-North extension is a major passenger upgrade, offering more concessions, additional concourse space and according to the airport, the operational enhancements of five new gates.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of a major construction project at the world's busiest airport. Those behind the project hope the new concourse extension improves the passenger experience and provides more amenities to travelers passing through the Atlanta airport.

Concourse T-North extension features a variety of new shops and restaurants, including popular local and national brands. It also offers more seating and charging stations for passengers, as well as improved wayfinding and signage to help travelers navigate the airport.

In addition to the new concessions, the extension includes five new gates to help the airport handle more flights and passengers. This is supposed to help the airport maintain its reputation as the world's busiest airport and ensure that it can continue to provide efficient and reliable service to travelers.

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