Atlanta airport's new international terminal may help economy

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport unveiled its new international terminal on May 16, 2012, and this addition could help the local economy in several ways. With more passengers entering and exiting the airport on global flights, more jobs could be created, which may lead new people to pursue real estate for sale in Atlanta.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the terminal could prove to be a bargain for the city.

"Travelers will love the efficiency, especially when they only have to claim their bag one time," Reed said. "And it only cost us about a billion and a half dollars to make that happen."

Atlanta's airport has earned numerous accolades for its achievements. Last year, it was named the Most Efficient in the World by the Air Transport Research Society, and Airport Revenue News recognized the facility for its overall concessions program design and customer service.

A new terminal could only add to the experience for visitors at the airport. Local residents will have easier access to international traveling should they choose to take a trip outside the country.