Moving more than 2.7 million passengers a day, the airlines are a crucial component of American business. Atlanta houses the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International, and is a large part of Georgia's economy, supplying over 450,000 jobs and bringing in over $30 Billion in direct annual economic benefits.
TSA Checkpoint Traffic 2019 vs 2020

TSA checkpoint traffic monitors the amount of passengers that travel through all TSA checkpoints in a given day. By April 6th the pandemic had reduced passenger throughput to virtually zero, but it has slowly climbed up over the next few months. That growth seemed to stagnate at the beginning of July as new cases of COVID-19 began to climb again in the US. This data is updated weekly on the TSA.gov website. The days of the week are lined up so that a Monday in 2020 corresponds to the equivalent Monday in 2019.

Flights in and out of Atlanta 2019 vs 2020

Unlike the TSA checkpoint data, which tracks traffic for all airports, this graph tracks airplane traffic in and out of Atlanta. It is generated through monthly traffic reports created by the FAA, consequently it is typically a month behind, giving readers a historic look at the trends of Hartsfield-Jackson International. The days of the week between 2019 and 2020 have been lined up to keep traffic data consistent.

Airline Industry-May 26th

Impact on the Georgia Economy Hartsfield-Jackson Being the world busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International is a major factor on Georgia’s economy, bringing in over $30 Billion in direct annual benefits to the immediate Atlanta area, and supplying over 450,000 jobs throughout the Atlanta metro region. It does all this by hosting over 100 Million customers annually, […]

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Airline Industry May 12th

TSA Checkpoint Numbers TSA checkpoint numbers for the last month have been slowly but steadily increasing. May 8th was the first time that checkpoint traffic exceeded 200k travelers in over a month and a half. Even then, TSA traffic is down 82% compared to the same dates last year. For the past month, passenger throughput […]

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Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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