ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- TSA has a request for passengers traveling this Memorial Day weekend; leave your gun at home and bring your patience to the airport instead.
It's a change of pace that's also felt by Atlanta-based Delta.
"During this holiday period, we're going to carry over two million passengers including 400,000 of those here in Atlanta alone. So big difference from where we were a year ago," said Matt Sparks, VP of ATL airport operations for Delta Airlines.
Airport officials say escalators, elevators and parking lots are opening back up to meet demand. About 73 percent of concession stands are back open for business as well.
"We have hired hundreds of new officers here in Atlanta and thousands across the united states in preparation for the peak travel season this summer," said Spinden.
Masks are mandatory in Hartsfield-Jackson. TSA also extended its mask mandate until September 13th.
Airport officials recommend you arrive more than two hours before your flight.