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.
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
The Atlanta airport may be the most traveled and efficient in the world, but its leaders are showing they’re still open to learning.
Delta Air Lines Inc. has a special interest in the trajectory of the British economy. Over the last two years, it has intensified its presence in London, gaining access to coveted landing slots through a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, which now flies to Atlanta. None of that is set to change as a result Read more
As Qatar Airways begins its push to hire flight attendants in Atlanta, some are aiming to let the potential employees know what they’re in for — especially the women. An advocacy group calling itself AWARE has taken out ads in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on a progression of billboards near the airport along Interstate 75 Read more