Planning a trip through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this fall? You might notice some changes taking place around the world’s busiest and most efficient airport.
ATLNext, the airport’s $6 billion capital improvement program, will modernize Hartsfield-Jackson over the next 20 years. Simply put, we launched a total renovation to improve your entire travel and guest experience at ATL. It’s our goal to meet — and exceed — evolving passenger needs, and ATLNext is the solution.
The upgrades are comprised of six general project areas that will result in a complete facelift of ATL as you know it. You can look forward to expanded concourses, additional parking options, an updated airfield and more. In addition, a 4-star hotel, a mixed-use development with office space and a travel plaza are all on the docket in coming years.
Construction is underway on the centerpiece of the Domestic Terminal modernization: Two gigantic canopies spanning the North and South entrances will connect to both parking decks. Once completed in late 2018, the canopies will protect guests from the elements while providing a dramatic entrance to the airport. Totaling the length of nearly three football fields, they will transform the look and feel of the terminal, and even illuminate at night.
Find out how ATLNext could impact your travel plans and stay a step ahead with ongoing renovation updates at next.atl.com.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Hawaiian Airlines will relaunch its service between the island of Maui (OGG) and Las Vegas (LAS) with flights set to begin in December.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
British Airways launched a new in-flight entertainment channel in honor of its year-long centenary celebration. The new channel, christened Celebrate BA100, highlights the best of British in-flight entertainment.
European hotel brand Kempinski is expanding into the Americas with a new luxury property in Dominica. Slated for an Oct. 14 opening, the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski will be Dominica’s first 5-star hotel on the island and the brand’s second in the Caribbean.