Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) this week officially opened its Concourse T-North Extension, adding five gates and enhancing the airport’s capacity to handle larger aircraft. The cost of the project was $341 million.
“Adding (the T North extension) to our infrastructure simply strengthens our position as a global gateway,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, said. “And so the extension will enhance the customer experience. . . . so I’m happy to say that this is yet another example of how we are moving Atlanta forward together.”
The extension – made necessary to accommodate an increasing number of passengers at ATL – has more than 35,000 square feet of concourse and concessions space. Additionally, new gate areas boarding bridges, apron-level tenant spaces, and airfield apron pavement with hydrant fueling are included in the space. Its new five Aircraft Design Group III gates, T17-T21, have the capacity for aircraft with a wingspan between 79 and 118 feet. These gates will primarily be used by United Airlines.
The T-North Five Gate Extension project received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.