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.
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.