Airport training targets human trafficking

Posted at 9:46 PM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 21:46:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's airport is part of a new national effort to raise awareness of human trafficking and try and stop it.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that the program is enlisting airport and airline employees to spot potential victims.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently hosted a training session on human trafficking for airline and airport workers. It's one of a series of training sessions, and part of a broader campaign at the world's busiest airport.

Nancy Rivard, president of Airline Ambassadors International, says that a flight attendant sees an average of 2,000 people a month. She says that puts flight attendants in a position to observe passenger behavior on a broad scale.