Airport terminal for the rich and famous coming to Hartsfield-Jackson

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Private terminal operator coming to world’s busiest airport to offer private entry and exit and other perks.

Atlanta is about to get a velvet rope airport terminal for A-list passengers. And no, you probably can’t afford it.

A private luxury airport terminal operator known for catering to Hollywood stars like Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union is coming to Hartsfield-Jackson International to target commercial airline passengers willing to pay thousands for exclusive entry and exit from the world’s busiest airport.

The company, called PS and formerly known as The Private Suite, has operated a private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport since 2017 that is known for catering to celebrities and other well-heeled customers.

Hartsfield-Jackson is a frequent gateway for celebrities, thanks in no small part to Georgia’s white-hot film industry. Georgia is one of the top destinations for TV and movie production in the world outside Hollywood. Many celebs are likely familiar with the PS terminal at LAX.

“The city of Atlanta is one of the few places where a PS terminal will be a perfect fit,” said PS co-CEO Joshua Gausman in a written statement.

PS is partnering with Signature Aviation, which already operates an aviation terminal for private aircraft at the Atlanta airport, to lease one of Signature’s two buildings on the north side of Hartsfield-Jackson’s airfield. The partnership would let deep-pocketed passengers skip the main security lines and check in at the new private terminal starting this fall.

Signature Flight Support operates private aviation terminals at Hartsfield-Jackson, DeKalb-Peachtree Airport and Fulton County’s Charlie Brown Field. At Hartsfield-Jackson, it handles private jets and sports charters.

PS said it will have private security screening and Customs clearance, chauffeured transportation to and from the passenger’s aircraft and menus with food and cocktails for departures and arrivals.

But it won’t come cheap. PS says its all access annual membership costs $4,850. Using the membership to travel costs $3,450 for a private suite for members or $4,650 for non-members.

PS said it will buy equipment for security screening of passengers at its facility. The Transportation Security Administration said it will have officers available to send over to the PS terminal to screen passengers there, and will bill the company for the officers’ time.

The PS entry into Atlanta follows Signature’s expansion of its facilities at Hartsfield-Jackson over the past couple of years, including the $5.5 million elite VIP terminal.

While Atlanta is the second location for PS after LAX, the company said it will also work in other cities with Signature, which has private aviation terminals around the world.