Travelers pause to check flight information before proceeding to their gates at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Photo: Todd Bennett/Getty Images
Photo: Todd Bennett/Getty Images

World’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, restricts late-night access 

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Starting March 2, the world’s busiest airport said access to the terminals, parking decks, SkyTrain and rental car center during that overnight period will be restricted to ticketed airline passengers; people meeting, accompanying or assisting passengers; and “authorized personnel.”

While airport officials have taken steps before to ask overnight visitors to show their boarding passes, the new policy comes amid a growing issue of homeless people sleeping in the Atlanta airport’s domestic terminal overnight.

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Airport officials said the change is “a result of an increasing volume” of passengers and visitors, along with construction projects, and will allow overnight crews to thoroughly clean public areas.

A band performs in the Atlanta airport’s domestic terminal atrium as part of an entertainment series at Hartsfield-Jackson in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.

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