Delta Air Lines Inc. is looking north of the border for its next partnership, announcing today its intentions to form a joint venture with WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline.
A Delta Air Lines executive once snidely remarked that Qatar Airways would have trouble filling planes from Atlanta to Doha, but a year into serving the city, the Middle Eastern carrier is proving him wrong. Using Qatar’s seat configuration and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport‘s arrival and departure statistics, Global Atlanta calculated that Qatar has been able to […]
As Hurricane Irma barreled through the South, Delta Air Lines Inc. announced 800 flight cancellations from its main hub in Atlanta. That was no surprise, but the airline in an update Monday morning also gave a brief explanation of the weather factors that made the decision so clear. The culprits are the expected 40-mile-per-hour crosswinds, […]
The Atlanta airport’s changes to rideshare pickup locations scheduled to take effect Wednesday shouldn’t affect travelers accustomed to hailing Uber or Lyft at the international terminal. Harsfield-Jackson officials announced Monday that the airport would move pickups by rideshare providers to the economy parking lots, about a five-minute walk from the north or south terminals on […]
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 […]
Atlanta-area economic developers couldn’t have drawn up a project that blends more optimally the sectors they’re trying to promote. In another win for Atlanta’s“aerotropolis region and the city’s broader automotive cluster, German luxury auto maker BMW announced that it would put a training center in the city College Park, adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. College Park, which sits […]
It has been nearly 10 years since Delta Air Lines kicked off its nonstop service to Shanghai with a trade mission led by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue and a swanky banquet in the Chinese commercial center. Now, it seems the aviation stars have aligned once again for a route that was met with initial excitement but faded away after just over […]
Atlanta leaders are looking to persuade Air India that the Southeast’s economic hub should be its next U.S. destination.
Passing through Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Global Atlanta Publisher Phil Bolton found it humming with activity despite the diplomatic crisis isolating the small Persian Gulf country from its neighbors. Mr. Bolton was headed to India, a popular destination for travelers on Qatar Airways, which launched its flights from Atlanta just over a year ago promising […]
An Atlanta-based, Dutch-owned consultancy has formed out of collaboration among airlines, airports and their service providers. Expand360 has roots in the aviation industry, its two partners having collaborated on the market entry of Vanderlande Industries to Mexico, according to an interview conducted by the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce Southeast. Vanderlande makes baggage handling systems […]