Hartsfield-Jackson ready to expand cargo operations, concessions

As part of the ATLNext 20-year capital improvement plan, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta will start construction to accommodate increased cargo operations. The construction begins in August 2017, and will include building a sixth runway, 15 new gates, and a hotel. $2 billion of the $6 billion project is earmarked for minority- and women-owned business enterprises, and the increased cargo capability will require hiring thousands of new workers. Soon, rental space for an additional 88 restaurants and stores will also open.