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
New Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Jan. 16 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 Read more
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 Read more
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, Read more
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 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
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 Read more
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 Read more
Atlanta leaders are looking to persuade Air India that the Southeast’s economic hub should be its next U.S. destination.