Hartsfield-Jackson 2021 Passenger Numbers Nearly Double Prior Year

Feb. 21, 2022
Newly released 2021 report show significant increase in traffic numbers,

According to a 2021 traffic report, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) served more than 75 million passengers in 2021, a significant increase of 76 percent from the 42.9 million passengers served in 2020. Aircraft operations also saw an increase of 29 percent from 2020 with a total of 707,661 takeoffs and landings. This growth in passenger traffic and aircraft operations signifies ATL’s rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and strong return of the domestic leisure traveler.

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought on unprecedented challenges,” said Airport General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari. “Our 2021 success is a testament to the hard work of the ATL team who consistently demonstrate their commitment to excellence in safety, efficiency and service. I am incredibly proud of our ATL team and anticipate an even more successful 2022.”

Another highlight of the report includes the continued growth to ATL’s cargo operations. ATL had a 22 percent increase in cargo operations with over 730,000 metric tons of cargo in 2021.