Atlanta airport inks pact with Namibia’s NAC

Seeking to promote economic growth and development and cultivate a relationship for mutual benefit, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) today signed a Sister Airports agreement between ATL and Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH).

The agreement establishes a commitment to help improve passenger and cargo operations between the airports. The parties see this as an opportunity to increase business, tourism, and cultural relations between ATL and Namibia.

The pact is ATL’s 10th sister airport agreement and the third with an African airport system. Liberia Airport Authority and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria are the first and second, respectively.

ATL interim General Manager Jan Lennon, NAC CEO Bisey Uirab, City of Atlanta COO LaChandra Burks, ATL Senior Deputy General Manager Michael Smith, ATL Senior Deputy General Manager Frank Rucker, United Nations Ambassador April Ripley, ATL CFO Bryan Benefiel, and ATL Senior Airport Director for Public and International Affairs Alrene Barr participated in this signing ceremony.

ATL is the first airport in history to serve more than 100 million passengers in one year and continues to top passenger totals worldwide. The Airport boasts an annual direct economic impact of $66 billion in the state. A frequent recipient of awards of excellence, ATL is recognized for its leadership in concessions, operations, sustainability, architectural engineering, and construction.

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