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 Read more
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 Read more
Fourth of July travelers are used to seeing the red, white and blue of Old Glory while in transit to Independence Day celebrations around the nation. But in anticipation of record traffic on what many Americans have made into a four-day weekend, the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta gave flyers a chance to see a more diverse array of Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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.