Air Transportation

Commercial Airline Hub

Metro Atlanta is strategically located within a two-hour flight of 80% of the U.S. population, offering convenience as well as a substantial competitive advantage. Home to Delta Air Lines, a founding member of SkyTeam, Delta participates in the trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France, KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers over 6,000 daily flights providing direct access to a global base of customers, vendors, worldwide facilities as well as loved ones no matter where they might live.

Southwest Airlines, the world's largest low-cost airline, carrying more domestic passenger than any U.S. airline, recently acquired AirTran Airways and is in the process of merging both operations into one combined structure. Southwest is the second largest airline in Atlanta, operating more than 3,400 flights per day.

Hartsfield-Jackson International, Atlanta's primary airport, is only a short drive (30mi/48km) from Silver Comet and offers more than 2,500 daily departures to over 150 destinations throughout the United States and serves 75 international cities in 50 countries. Hartsfield offers more non-stop destinations and frequency than any other airport in the world. This type of non-stop service provides unprecedented convenience and options for customers, suppliers and employees alike.

Some examples of direct non-stop commercial service:

City
Flight Duration
Daily Flights
New York City
1:45
51
Little Rock
1:15
6
Paris
8:10
3
Philadelphia
1:30
23
Palm Beach
1:20
12
Boston
2:20
14
Chicago
2:00
51
Dallas
2:20
27
Denver
3:10
8
Houston
1:30
26
Los Angeles
4:45
10
Miami
1:50
39
Montreal
2:15
8
San Francisco
5:10
7
Toronto
2:05
10
Washington
1:20
40
Zurich
9:05
1
London
8:00
3
Frankfurt
8:55
2
Amsterdam
8:15
3
Seoul
15:00
1
Tokyo
14:10
1
Sao Paulo
9:45
1
Dubai
13:55
1
Johannesburg
15:30
1


Silver Comet is within a 2-hour flight of 80% of the U.S. population.


Air Cargo Access

Hartsfield offers daily, direct, all-cargo service to destinations all over the world. Having one of the largest global cargo complexes nearby facilitates trade, decreases operating costs associated with shipping goods and increases the global competitiveness of companies operating throughout metro Atlanta. Scheduled cargo carriers servicing Atlanta include:

There are three main air cargo complexes at Hartsfield with a total on-airport air cargo warehouse space measuring two million square feet. Hartsfield's cargo services feature operations by more than 100 licensed customs brokers and 200 domestic and international freight forwarders. Adjoining the airport is the 250-acre Georgia Foreign Trade Zone, which reduces operating costs associated with international trade.