Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport wants to be able to park super-jumbo jets on Concourse F, part of the international terminal that opened in 2012.
The Atlanta airport is inviting companies to bid on construction work to modify gate F3 so it can accommodate the Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet. The improvements will include a second loading bridge, as well as stairs, an elevator and escalator in the concourse to connect to the sterile corridor for travelers headed to Customs.
The airport already spent $30 million for runway and taxiway widening and modifications of two gates on Concourse E to accept the giant jet before Korean Air launched the first A380 flights to Atlanta in 2013.
But Concourse F is considered a prime location for overseas flights, particularly because it is closer to the international terminal and Customs for Atlanta-bound passengers.
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