Atlanta airport retains title as world's busiest

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta's airport is keeping its title as the world's busiest. Airport officials on Tuesday said passenger traffic increased by more than 3.1 million passengers in 2012 -- making 2012 the busiest year ever for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Authorities said the 2012 total of 95.5 million passengers is 3.35 percent higher than the previous record of 92.4 million passengers, set in 2011. Louis Miller, the airport's aviation general manager, says the airport remains the world's busiest in terms of passengers and operations.
The airport's annual air cargo decreased by about 2.5 percent - from 663,162 in 2011 to 646,481 metric tons in 2012. Airport officials said the decline in cargo operations reflected a global decrease of consumer purchases and reduced manufacturing. © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


More Local

Religion Calendar

Revival • Old Fashioned Tent Revival, 356 Main St., Whitesburg, Monday-Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. Different ministers each night. Singers &nda ... Read More


Mom and daughter get first look at Hall of Fame

Kim Coggin of Newnan recently wrote a 250-word essay on her passion for college football and submitted it for a contest. She wrote the essay ... Read More


Suspected gang affiliation

Four men arrested after shots fired

Four men believed to be members of a local gang were arrested by Newnan Police officers following a shooting late Wednesday. There was nobod ... Read More


EC, Northgate among nation’s challenging schools

Two Coweta County high schools, East Coweta and Northgate, were recognized as two of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,&r ... Read More


Main Street Newnan Road Race

Are you ready for Sunrise on the Square?

Dust off those running shoes. Main Street Newnan is continuing its Labor Day weekend traditions with the annual Mike Fitzpatrick Ford Sunris ... Read More

Canongate Elementary welcomes new principal

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com Betty Robinson was recently named Canongate Elementary School’s new principal. “It has been suc ... Read More