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'Mostly Empty': COVID-19 has Nearly Shut Down World's Busiest Airport

Greensboro, North Carolina: cancelled. Houston-Bush, Texas: cancelled. Los Angeles, California: cancelled. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: cancelled.

The departure board at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson international airport’s updates with cancellations while a nearly vacant Plane Train shuttles back and forth between seven largely empty terminals.

Though known as the world’s busiest airport, and the state of Georgia’s largest employer, the coronavirus outbreak and its resulting shutdowns have wiped out the crowds at Hartsfield-Jackson, and with them a revenue stream propping up the southern capital’s middle class.

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