While it may dent the state’s coffers, Gov. Nathan Deal believes the long-term benefit of removing a 4 percent sales tax on jet fuel is well worth the temporary cost. The governor is lobbying for House Bill 821 partly because it will help the state’s corporate giants better compete by making new routes more cost-effective Read more
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
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
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.
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.
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
DOHA, QATAR — When Qatar Airways announced service to Atlanta, Delta Air Lines execs famously said that they could count on two hands the number of people traveling between the two cities every day. Needless to say, they don’t think it will succeed.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Turkish Airlines flies to seven Indian cities. In fact, it operates flights to two gateway cities, Delhi and Mumbai, and connects passengers to five others through a codeshare with Air India. For a brief moment in 2008, Delta Air Lines Inc. connected Atlanta to Mumbai with Read more
Efforts to woo Indian and Chinese investors will only go so far without nonstop flights to those countries, the Atlanta airport’s general manager said as he pledged to do “everything in our power” to bring back direct connections to the world’s two most populous nations.