When building an aerotropolis, a city needs a full-time champion, according to John Kasarda, the University of North Carolina business professor who popularized the airport-area urban development scheme. Now, the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance has that in Shelley Lamar, a former airport official who was named its executive director earlier this month. Ms. Lamar comes to […]
Many have aspired, but only one airport has reached that elusive distinction of counting its passengers with nine digits. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport sits as the exclusive member of what can’t yet be considered a club: those airports in the world that have topped the 100 million passenger mark. Atlanta actually reached 104 million last year, an increase […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. is proposing a new tie-up with Korean Air, continuing its ongoing strategy of launching joint ventures with foreign partners as it has done with Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic and Air France-KLM.
Mayor Kasim Reed may be concerned about unseating New York in terms of international air destinations among U.S. airports, but Atlanta’s real connectivity rival may be Chicago, according to a new report out by OAG, an aviation insights company.
The newly formed organization in charge of driving development around Atlanta’s airport is now seeking a leader to carry out its vision. Aerotropolis Atlanta, an economic development partnership that emerged to brand and promote what organizers see as an underserved area on the south side of metro Atlanta, is looking to hire an executive director […]
Five years since they first linked up, the City of Atlanta and the metropolitan area surrounding the Paris airport have renewed a partnership centered on development around their respective aviation hubs. Mayor Kasim Reed signed the updated agreement with Franck Cannarozzo, deputy mayor of d’Aulnay-sous-bois, a town in the Paris airport region, in the Atlanta […]
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.
Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines touted their world-class service when starting flights to Atlanta over the last few months. This week, they got more third-party validation from consumer airline review service Skytrax proving that they weren’t just tooting their own horns. Qatar Airways can no longer lay claim to “best in the world” moniker as it had last year, having […]
Just over a month ago, the first Turkish Airlines passengers landed in Atlanta, sharing stories of eating festive cupcakes in the Istanbul airport to celebrate the inaugural departure from Turkey’s cultural and business center. Last night, a different set of travelers arrived here only to learn the macabre news of a tragedy they narrowly avoided. Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport […]
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. Mr. Bastian, speaking in Gwinnett County, noted that […]