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.
Eighty-five South Korean nationals were denied entry into the U.S. after arriving at the Atlanta airport Sunday, Nov. 19, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed to Global Atlanta. Members of the group, who were traveling on separate Delta Air Lines and Korean Air flights from Seoul, were held overnight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport while the Read more
As his company takes off, Azim Barodawala is up in the air a lot these days, but his strategies for reaching global customers are firmly grounded. Atlanta-based Volantio makes software that helps airlines boost revenue, enhance customer service and improve marketing. Customers range from Qantas in Australia — where the Volantio started — to the Read more
Liberia’s recovery from the setback endured during the Ebola crisis received a lift on Aug. 29 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding by executives of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Roberts International Airport (RIA) located 35 miles from Monrovia, the West African country’s capital. The agreement, similar to those Hartsfield-Jackson has with airports Read more
For the busiest airport in the world, with more than 104 million passengers a year, persuading airlines to open new routes may seem as easy as turning on a spigot. But Atlanta, just as much as any other gateway, has to make its case to carriers, and it’s trying to share hard-earned lessons on this front with smaller Read more