A new rental car center and ATL SkyTrain have opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL).
Customers have instant, streamlined access to all of the airport’s rental car companies and their associated operations at the new center, a 67.5-acre facility just west of the airport. The ATL SkyTrain, which is an elevated automated people mover, links passengers with the airport’s main terminal building.
“The future has arrived,” says Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta. “Our passengers will enjoy the speed and convenience of having all rental car operations, including customer transaction counters and vehicles, in one easily accessible location.
Hartsfield-Jackson is the first airport in the country to open a rental car center and its associated people mover system simultaneously.
“More than 2 million passengers complete rental car transactions each year at Hartsfield-Jackson, so it was imperative to develop a solution to meet the increasing needs of travelers both today and in the future,” DeCosta continues.
The ATL SkyTrain also stops at the Georgia International Convention center along the way from the rental car center to the airport, which makes it the first nationwide to connect a big airport to a convention center.
By removing 125 rental car company shuttle buses from the streets, the ATL SkyTrain will help reduce the airport’s carbon footprint, as well as improve its traffic flow.