Amid a trip centered on the start of new Delta Air Lines Inc. service from Atlanta to Shanghai, the world’s busiest airport has reached a deal to deepen aviation exchanges with the dynamic Chinese business hub. Flanked by Georgia leaders traveling on a business delegation, officials from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Monday signed a memorandum of Read more
There were two kinds of travelers at the gate waiting for Delta’s “inaugural” flight from Atlanta to Shanghai Friday — those who wondered what all the fanfare was about, and those who have seen it all before. Talk to people in the know, particularly boosters of Georgia’s trade ties with China, and they’ll tell you that Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. is heralding a new agreement between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates that it believes is the final blow in a fight to end what it sees as unfair competition from Middle Eastern carriers. The U.S. State Department last week announced an “understanding” reached May 11 with the UAE that requires Read more
Back in January, CNN reported that China’s government had scolded Delta Air Lines Inc. for listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website. In a notice posted online by its civil aviation administration, China, which regards self-ruled Taiwan as a wayward province rather than an independent nation, demanded a public apology for this perceived slight. When Read more
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has honored Qatar Airways as its cargo airline of the year. The recognition of the Middle Eastern carrier was announced as the airport doled out five separate honors at an awards luncheon March 20. The airport moved 685,000 metric tons of cargo in 2017, up 6 percent in a year when domestic Read more
While it may dent the state’s coffers, Gov. Nathan Deal believes the long-term benefit of removing a 4 percent sales tax on jet fuel is well worth the temporary cost. The governor is lobbying for House Bill 821 partly because it will help the state’s corporate giants better compete by making new routes more cost-effective Read more
It’s still a small minority, but international traffic was a bright spot for growth in an otherwise flat year for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which announced that 2017 numbers will keep it as the world’s busiest airport for the 20th straight year.
New Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Tuesday that the search will soon be on for a new leader of the world’s busiest airport. A committee is being put in place to execute a national search for the general manager position, Ms. Bottoms told Global Atlanta after a wide-ranging speech to the Kiwanis Club of Read more
Siddharth Agarwal was looking forward to taking a hot shower and sleeping in his bed in Atlanta after an all-night journey from India. But soon after his Qatar Airways flight touched down in Atlanta Sunday afternoon, it became tantalizingly clear that while he was just 15 minutes from home, he remained very far away. Details were Read more
As the Atlanta airport region becomes its own center of economic gravity, the area will have to up its game in preparing workers for the jobs of the future, leaders said at the annual State of the Aerotropolis breakfast Thursday.