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FAA: Turkey Flights Back On, Including Atlanta’s Istanbul Route

July 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a ban on flights in and out of Turkey imposed in the aftermath of a coup attempt that saw security checkpoints at the Istanbul airport overrun by protesters.

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AJC: Delta Wants to Bring Shanghai Flight Back, but It Could Be Years

June 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Delta Air Lines Inc. is aiming to bring back its nonstop flight from Atlanta to Shanghai under new market conditions that would make it more sustainable; the problem is that they could take years to materialize, the airline’s new CEO reportedly said last week, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

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Delta: ‘Business As Usual’ in U.K. After ‘Brexit’ Vote

June 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Delta Air Lines Inc. has a special interest in the trajectory of the British economy. Over the last two years, it has intensified its presence in London, gaining access to coveted landing slots through a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, which now flies to Atlanta. None of that is set to change as a result of the United Kingdom‘s historic vote Thursday to leave the European Union, Delta said in a statement. It’s “business as usual” until the picture for the trans-Atlantic economy is a bit clearer: It is too early to say what the results of the vote mean for aviation in the U.K., one of the world’s leading air markets, in the long term. It’s business as usual for the foreseeable future for Delta’s flights between the U.S. and Britain. Delta remains committed to the U.K. market. The United Kingdom since 2013 has been debating how best to handle upgrades to its aviation infrastructure, a conversation that served as a proxy for discussions about the economic disparity between London and the rest of the country. London was one of few regions that voted solidly to remain in the European Union, while most areas across England voted “Leave.” An aviation commission set up to study the options recommended […]

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In Their Own Words: Qatar Airways Addresses Allegations of Worker Abuse Head-On 

June 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

As Qatar Airways begins its push to hire flight attendants in Atlanta, some are aiming to let the potential employees know what they’re in for — especially the women.  An advocacy group calling itself AWARE has taken out ads in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on a progression of billboards near the airport along Interstate 75 accusing the airline of suppressing women’s rights and serving as the marketing arm for a state that, at the very least, turns a blind eye to the exploitation of migrant workers.  Rights groups have used the occasion of the airline’s launch in Atlanta June 1 to press their case, which is backed by articles in influential outlets like The Guardian over the last few years alleging the airline’s tight control over the physical appearances of crew members and its propensity to fire them for the smallest of reasons.  That has left some in an employment limbo, given that Qatar’s kafala sponsorship system, common in Middle Eastern countries, ties immigration status to a particular employer, making it tough for fired workers to shift jobs. Some contractors who have accrued debt in the country have found themselves unable to leave or even jailed.  Since covering the flight […]

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Tel Aviv Becomes Third of Atlanta’s ‘Sister Airports’

June 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Atlanta airport may be the most traveled and efficient in the world, but its leaders are showing they’re still open to learning. 

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Mayor: Airport GM’s Firing Won’t Hurt International Route Strategy

June 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Even without Miguel Southwell, Atlanta’s efforts to woo new international flights will continue to accelerate, Mayor Kasim Reed said in a news conference Monday morning.

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Delta Files for Atlanta-Cuba Flights

March 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Delta Air Lines Inc. has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to fly nonstop to Havana, Cuba, from Atlanta and three other U.S. hubs, the airline announced Wednesday. 

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Delta Offers Better Connectivity to Mediterranean Through Amsterdam

March 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Delta Air Lines Inc. has announced a partnership with Dutch airline Transavia to provide better access to leisure destinations rimming the Mediterranean via Amsterdam.

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Five Foreign Languages Chosen for New Visitors’ Center

February 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A welcome guide distributed by the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau at a new airport visitors’ center is available in five languages: German, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.

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Irreconcilable Differences? Neighborhoods and Airport Growth in Atlanta

August 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Early airport plans warned of growing conflicts with surrounding communities.

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