Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport general manager Miguel Southwell has unveiled details of the airport’s capital plan.
Dubbed ATLNext, the 20-year capital plan will include upgrades to atrium and the exterior of the domestic terminal.
Plans are also on to build a new sixth runway, new cargo structures, a new 400-room hotel with travel plaza, as well as a new concourse. The project is estimated to cost $6bn, with about $1bn to be spent in 2017.
Southwell said: “We have had tremendous growth over the last year, and with our new capital plan, the next 20 years are only going to be more impressive.
“Not only will these projects be transformational for the Airport, but they will enable the needed expansion to accommodate the growing demand we have at Hartsfield-Jackson.”
The project is expected to create more than 440,000 jobs in the region.