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
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
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
The Netherlands consulate general in Miami has notified Global Atlanta that condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 may be registered at www.condolences.eu The Dutch government declared Wednesday, July 23, a national day of mourning for the victims of the crash on July 17 in the separatist-controlled area of eastern Ukraine. According to press reports….read Read more