Area brokers tell the airport continues to attractnumerous small-sized to mid-sized industrial buildings andwarehouses on or near its property.

The New York-based bond-rating agency gives the airport's $395million limited-obligation bond anticipations notes series 2003 anSP-1+ rating. S&P also affirmed Hartsfield's long-term A+rating on its general financial health.

The new bond issues, called BANs, will redeem the airport's 2002bonds which funded various airfield development projects, includingthe land acquisition, engineering and design costs of the fifthrunway project. The balance of the 2003 BAN proceeds of about $85million will provide interim financing for the airport's $250million in-line, baggage-screening project.

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