Atlanta becomes first airport ever to serve 100 million passengers in a single year.


New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Under a water cannon salute provided by Atlanta Fire and Rescue vehicles, and in front of hundreds of guests, dignitaries and fellow passengers, Flight 1256 made history at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Sunday morning. The Delta Air Lines flight from Gulfport, Mississippi carried ATLas 100 millionth passenger in 2015, marking the first time ever an airport served more than 100 million passengers in a single year. aIam happy I could be part of it,a said 35 year-old Larry Kendrick, 24 hours after he was tabbed as ATLas 100 millionth passenger. aIam still surprised. Iave flown in and out of Atlanta quite often, and I enjoy it.a Mr. Kendrick, an industrial construction worker traveling from his home in Biloxi to a job in Iowa, was thrilled. aMy past two vehicles have been Nissans, I like them,a he said, adding that his Delta tickets may be used for an overseas flight. aIave seen a lot of the United...

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