As you travel across the U.S.A., in some airports a small fee may be added to your ticket price to help pay for federally mandated airport improvements. According to, at the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, travelers pay this additional fee and a portion of it will help pay for artwork for the new terminal.

Other improvements are planned. The first piece of artwork called “Veneers” by Amy Landesberg has been selected. Landesberg is an artist from Decatur, Georgia. $1.5 million of the funding for the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport will pay for the this first major piece of artwork. Additional improvements are planned for the airport. The new Maynard Jackson International Terminal is scheduled to open in 2012. These federal funds will assist in paying for the construction of this terminal as well as other projects at the airport.

It is ideal that airports are adding improvements to consider traveler’s ease, convenience and aesthetics as well. Every traveler should enjoy the experience of going through their local airport. These changes to airports will enhance airports near you as changes are made with travelers well in mind.