As you might have heard, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the busiest in the world, based on passenger traffic. While Delta is the largest carrier out of Atlanta, AirTran, based in Orlando, has Atlanta as their flight hub, and does a great of providing competition to keep flight costs in check. In addition, many of Delta’s flights, and all of AirTran’s flights, have WiFi on board for browsing the internet at 30,000 feet.
You might have also heard that you can’t go anywhere in the South without going through Hartsfield-Jackson. The benefit, for those living in Atlanta, is that you can go direct to most any place in the U.S., and many places around the world. Direct flights are a big benefit of living in Atlanta.
Another benefit of having such a major airport is the cost of flights. Due to the competition between Delta, AirTran, and others, many flights are affordable allowing startups to be more capital efficient. We routinely fly round trip to major cities for $200. It is hard to beat that.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is an advantage for Atlanta startups.
Tip: Park in the North Terminal parking even if you’re flying Delta in the South Terminal, as it usually has more spots open that are closer to the terminal.
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