Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which has claimed the title of world's busiest airport 17 years running, based on numbers of passengers, has now become the first airport ever to serve 100 million passengers in a year...and the year ain't over yet!
But the airport didn't wait for the last days of the year to celebrate; in the clip below you can see how it celebrated, with surprise honors for the lucky 100-millionth passenger, Larry Kendrick, who was greeted by Mayor Kasim Read, news crews, and gifts including a new Nissan, gift cards and a pair of round-trip tickets to anywhere on Delta. Atlanta is Delta's biggest hub, and the airline dominates the field.
Atlanta has an advantage in holding the passengers title: it's the largest U.S. city to have only one airport in its metro area. Even so, Chicago's O'Hare, holds the title for most takeoffs-and-landings.