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World's 10 Busiest Airports
World's 10 Busiest Airports

World's 10 Busiest Airports

Atlanta remains No. 1, while Dubai is a surprise No. 2

(Newser) - An annual ranking of the busiest airports around the world is out, and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International retained the No. 1 ranking it has held for more than two decades, reports CNN . More of a surprise was that Dubai's airport jumped from No. 5 to No. 2 last year...

Dog Lost at Atlanta Airport Found After 3 Weeks

Delta says Chihuahua mix Maia was hiding in cargo facility

(Newser) - A dog that disappeared at the world's busiest airport three weeks ago has been found alive and will be reunited with her owner. Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport tweeted Sunday that Maia, a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix, had been found "hiding near the North Cargo facilities," NBC...

10 Busiest Airports in the World
10 Busiest Airports in the World

10 Busiest Airports in the World

Atlanta stays on top

(Newser) - Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world for the second straight year and third of the last four, reports the Wall Street Journal . Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost its title briefly during the weird travel days of the pandemic but has since returned to the top. The new...

Accidental Gunshot Sends Travelers Fleeing at Airport

Passengers run from security checkpoint

(Newser) - A gunshot caused panic at the Atlanta airport on Saturday afternoon, sending passengers fleeing and briefly putting a halt to departing flights. The weapon was fired accidentally, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport said. City police said no one was injured, CNN reports. "There is not an active shooter," a...

Atlanta Airport Is as Busy as It Gets, and Getting Busier

Hartsfield has topped the global rankings for 21 years

(Newser) - Atlanta's airport doesn't just seem like the busiest one in the world as you rush from gate to SkyTrain to gate. It is—for the 21st year in a row. And it's getting busier. Airports Council International's world traffic report counted more than 107 million passengers...

Boy, 2, Swept Away Down Airport Conveyor Belt
Boy, 2, Swept Away
Down Airport
Conveyor Belt

Boy, 2, Swept Away Down Airport Conveyor Belt

Toddler got behind an unstaffed airline counter and onto the luggage belt

(Newser) - A terrifying few minutes for a mother in Atlanta Monday afternoon—as well as for her 2-year-old son, who spent those five minutes or so getting swept away by a baggage conveyor belt at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Edith Vega says she set Lorenzo down for just a moment...

Show Dog Disappears at Atlanta Airport
Show Dog That
Escaped at Airport

Show Dog That Escaped at Airport Found

Atlanta airport staged a search for Gale

(Newser) - After a frantic search, a prize-winning show dog that disappeared from the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport just before it was to fly home to Amsterdam has been found. Gale, a pure-bred American Staffordshire Terrier, had been checked in by her handlers and put in a crate for the trip...

It Took 11 Hours to Restore Power at World's Busiest Airport

Fire blamed for massive Atlanta outage

(Newser) - Power was finally restored to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just after midnight Sunday—some 11 hours after the lights went out in the world's busiest airport . The massive power outage caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, including 900 Delta flights, Business Insider reports. The airline...

World's Busiest Airport at Standstill After Power Outage

Lights went out at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 1pm

(Newser) - A sudden power outage brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding scores of flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. Authorities said that electricity should be restored at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by midnight. Passengers at the airport were...

Baggage Handler Helped Smuggle Guns on Planes: Officials

4 arrested for alleged gun-running on Delta Airlines

(Newser) - A baggage handler with Delta Airlines is one of four people arrested in an alleged gun-smuggling ring, ABC News reports. Investigators tracked down Delta employee Eugene Harvey through Mark Quentin Henry, who was arrested after landing in New York earlier this month while allegedly carrying 18 handguns, including seven that...

16 Hurt in Airport Shuttle Crash in Atlanta

Bus hits tractor-trailer making a U-turn

(Newser) - Sixteen people were taken to the hospital today, at least two in serious condition, after they were hurt in a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport, officials said. The morning crash occurred on the road that loops around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the world'...

Oops: Jet Rolls Off Taxiway During Tests

Nobody is injured during Delta mishap in Atlanta

(Newser) - It must have been an awful feeling for the two mechanics on an otherwise empty Delta jet this morning who were running engine checks. The Boeing 737 rolled off the taxiway at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and over an embankment, sustaining "significant damage," reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Luckily,...

Ludacris' Latest Gig: Restaurateur

Hip-hop star opening place in Atlanta's airport

(Newser) - Ludacris is launching his own restaurant in Atlanta's busy Hartsfield-Jackson airport. "Chicken and beer coming soon!" the 34-year-old hip-hop star tweeted. Ludacris' eatery will be yet another addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, which include Cognac and headphones. He also is expected to have a new album out...

Delta Jet Catches Fire on Landing

Brakes overheated at Atlanta airport

(Newser) - Scary landing for some Delta Air Lines passengers in Atlanta today: They had to take the emergency slides after the plane caught fire, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . All of the 48 passengers and crew got off safely; the AP notes that four people suffered minor injuries that did not require...

Fight to Bear Arms —in Atlanta Airport

Gun advocates sue to block ban

(Newser) - Atlanta officials are trying to ban guns from the city's international airport—the world's busiest—but incredibly, that may prove difficult, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A new Georgia law allows gun owners with permits to carry concealed weapons in many public places, including public transportation. Gun advocates say that includes...

Delta Latest to Cancel Flights
 Delta Latest to Cancel Flights 

Delta Latest to Cancel Flights

Following American's shutdown, voluntary inspections ground older planes

(Newser) - Delta Airlines canceled dozens of flights today and tomorrow after voluntarily grounding 133 of its older jets for inspections, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. As with American Airlines, Delta is checking wiring on some McDonnell-Douglas jets to ensure compliance with FAA directives. "It's an inconvenience," one traveler said,...

Televangelist's Husband Admits Attacking Her

Founder of Global Destiny churches pleads guilty to assault

(Newser) - The husband of Pentecostal televangelist Juanita Bynum pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting her and was sentenced to three years probation. Thomas W. Weeks III, the founder of Global Destiny churches, admitted grabbing Bynum, throwing her down and kicking her in the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel in August, the...

Storm Snarls NE Flights
Storm Snarls NE Flights

Storm Snarls NE Flights

Snow falls from Ohio to New England; icy roads kill 5 in Missouri

(Newser) - A nasty winter storm swept across the country today, forcing major flight delays at New York City airports, closing schools from Ohio to Connecticut, and causing road accidents in Missouri that left 5 dead, the AP reports. Heavy snowfall in the New York metro area grounded 900 flights and led...

Atlanta Still Busiest US Airport
Atlanta Still Busiest US Airport

Atlanta Still Busiest US Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson beats Chicago's O'Hare to retain title for 3rd year

(Newser) - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had the most flights of any in the US—and, by extension, the world— for the third consecutive year, the AP reports. In again beating out Chicago's O'Hare International, Hartsfield-Jackson chalked up 994,466 flights in 2007, a 1.8% increase from 2006. O'Hare logged 935,...

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