Hartsfield-Jackson preparing for super jumbo jet on Concourse F

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.

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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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