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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Prepare Travelers for Busy Holiday Season in Atlanta

Post Date:11/13/2018 6:38 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell
mismith@atlantaga.gov

 

Media Advisory

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Prepare Travelers for Busy Holiday Season in Atlanta

 

WHO:

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Byung J. “BJay” Pak, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

Greg Richardson, Deputy General Manager, Chief Financial Officer, ATL

Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge, Atlanta Field Office, FBI

Mary Leftridge Byrd, Atlanta Federal Security Director, TSA

 

WHAT:

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak, will host federal and local officials at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport this week to prepare passengers for a likely record-setting travel season. More than 3 million passengers are expected to travel through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) during the Thanksgiving period between Friday, November 16 and Monday, November 26. Additionally, airline forecasts predict ATL’s one-day screening record of more than 93,000 passengers set this past Memorial Day holiday will be surpassed Sunday, November 25.

Mayor Bottoms and ATL leaders will discuss Airport efforts to ease congestion and facilitate passenger travel during the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Attorney Pak will remind passengers to carefully check carry-on baggage when preparing for travel. He will also call attention to the number of illegal firearms passengers are attempting to carry through security checkpoints at ATL.

As of November 13, nearly 300 such incidents have been reported, causing increased security wait times for all passengers and substantial penalties for offenders.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Domestic Terminal Atrium

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

6000 N. Terminal Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30320

 

Notes to media: The media parking lot is located outside of the exit booth of the North Hourly Lot – closed during the North Canopy construction period – is now open.

 

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms

 


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