Scott Henry

rss feed

Scott Henry's Latest Posts

Hartsfield-Jackson still the world’s busiest airport

Filed in Events, News by on February 6, 2015
Hartsfield-Jackson still the world’s busiest airport

Mayor Kasim Reed announced at his annual State of the City breakfast Feb 3 that, for the 17th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was once again the world’s busiest airport. Passenger traffic surged by more than 1.7 million travelers, reaching 96.1 million passengers in 2014. “I am pleased to announce that once again – […]

Continue Reading »

Airport choir brings Glee-ful atmosphere to ATL

Filed in Employees, News by on December 16, 2014
Airport choir brings Glee-ful atmosphere to ATL

A newly-formed Department of Aviation chorus has been busy making spirits a little brighter around the Airport during this holiday season. The group of about 22 volunteer singers made its debut at the Nov. 25 ATL tree-lighting ceremony in the domestic terminal atrium after only one practice session, and has made several appearances since, dressed […]

Continue Reading »

Airport takes Better Buildings Challenge award

Filed in Sustainability by on December 9, 2014
Airport takes Better Buildings Challenge award

For the second year in a row, Hartsfield-Jackson has won a Top Performer award from the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge for its transition to energy-efficient LED lighting in the north and south domestic terminal parking decks. The award was announced Dec. 2 in a recognition ceremony at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. […]

Continue Reading »

Stress of traveling eased by ATL therapy dogs

Filed in News by on December 3, 2014
Stress of traveling eased by ATL therapy dogs

Over the holidays, nearly a dozen trained therapy dogs will be visiting the domestic terminal atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson to provide aid and comfort to weary and anxious travelers. If the pilot program goes well through the end of the month, hounds could become a regular sight around the airport. Until then, volunteers will CAREing Paws, […]

Continue Reading »

ATL begins screening of travelers from West Africa

Filed in Employees, News, Security by on October 21, 2014
ATL begins screening of travelers from West Africa

After growing concern over the spread of the Ebola virus, Hartsfield-Jackson continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and all other relevant agencies and partners to ensure the safety of travelers and employees at the Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson has joined four other major U.S. airports in […]

Continue Reading »

ATL to get greener with switch to compostable utensils, plates

Filed in Concessions, News, Sustainability by on October 12, 2014
ATL to get greener with switch to compostable utensils, plates

By this time next year, finding a Styrofoam cup at Hartsfield-Jackson should be nearly impossible. Under the Airport’s ambitious Sustainable Food Court Initiative, restaurant concessionaires are currently gearing up to meet their first target date: switching to compostable materials for such non-branded items like utensils, straws and napkins by Jan. 1. Over the months to […]

Continue Reading »

Runway 8L/26R is closed for replacement

Filed in News by on September 17, 2014
Runway 8L/26R is closed for replacement

Shortly before the clock ticked into the early hours of Sept. 16, Hartsfield-Jackson’s Runway 8L/26R at the northern edge of the airfield was closed to all flights. When the sun rises on Oct. 15, more than 20 acres of new pavement will await the resumption of regular take-offs and landings. After several seasons of patching […]

Continue Reading »

ATL events come to life on new Vimeo page

Filed in News by on September 4, 2014
ATL events come to life on new Vimeo page

ATL events come to life on new Vimeo page Fans of Hartsfield-Jackson have a new outlet for their enthusiasm: a dedicated Vimeo page stocked with videos showcasing recent goings-on around the world’s busiest airport. Launched a few weeks ago, the page is a public repository for news and informational videos in order to promote and […]

Continue Reading »

Concourse D expansion is cause for celebration

Filed in Concessions, News by on June 24, 2014
Concourse D expansion is cause for celebration

Hartsfield-Jackson and concessionaire Delaware North on Tuesday officially celebrated the recent make-over of Concourse D, complete with a roster of more than a dozen new shops, bars and restaurants. Previously, Concourse D had arguably been the least appealing part of the airport for travelers because of its lack of amenities, said Concessions Director Paul Brown, […]

Continue Reading »

Free Wi-Fi lands at Hartsfield-Jackson

Filed in Events, News by on June 6, 2014
Free Wi-Fi lands at Hartsfield-Jackson

After a month of frenzied work, Hartsfield-Jackson on May 29 joined a short list of the nation’s largest airports that offer their customers free Wi-Fi access. In just under 30 days, Airport information technology employees and contractors labored around the clock to install several hundred access points across the 6.8-million-square-foot terminal complex. This new infrastructure […]

Continue Reading »