America's Most Crowded Airports

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    The neighborhood streets outside Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport are mostly quiet during the day, with few people on the sidewalks. Sometimes the only noise you can hear is the sound of leaves rustling on the trees.

    A passenger paces outside the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson airport on April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Inside the airport, things are rather different. On an average day more than 250,000 travelers pass through its terminals on nearly 2,500 flights. The sound on the air is a cacophony of announcements, beeping luggage carts and chattering voices. There are people everywhere –so many people, that according to a new analysis of airport capacity, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) ranks as the most crowded airport in America.

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