World's Top 10 Airports - #1 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Why is Hartsfield-Jackson Airport the busiest airport in the world? Neither Georgia state is the most relevant economic state (measured on the gross domestic product Georgia is only on place 11 in America whereas California is on place one), nor is Atlanta the most visited destination in America (New York is the most visited state in America while Atlanta is the fourth most visited state), according to the World Tourism Organization. The answer, thus, may be partially explained by the Hartsfield-Jackson's location that Atlanta is located two hours away from 80 percent of the entire population in the USA, more than 260 million people, are within reach of the airport via a short flight. Besides, the proximity to the east coast favors transatlantic flights to Europe. Moreover, the Atlanta Airport has five runways made of concrete, operating simultaneously, while the average of the airports worldwide has two runways. It has 192 gates and two terminals. Terminal 1 is the Domestic Terminal and Terminal 2 is called Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.