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Delta said its Flight 468, a Boeing 747 from JFK with 273 passengers and 17 crew, diverted to Paris-Charles de Gaulle on Tuesday after reports of a rocket or associated debris near the airport in Tel Aviv. The plane shown above is a file photo.

Delta offers early retirements

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines expects to about 800 to 900 employees to take early retirement offers. Delta’s executive vice president of human resources Mike Campbell said employees have another week to consider the offer, which could change the result from the company’s forecast. According to Delta spokeswoman Keyra Lynn Johnson, ...

Paulding airport board approves terms for bonds

Paulding County airport officials are moving forward with plans to issue bonds for taxiway work, while acknowledging the airport likely won’t be able to launch commercial airline service until next year.The Paulding County Airport Authority on Wednesday approved terms for $3.6 million in bonds for the taxiway expansion aimed at ...

Coke probes claim bottled water sickened soldier

Coca-Cola said it continues to investigate reports that one of its bottled water brands may have made at least one soldier in Afghanistan sick.Channel 2 Action News reported Friday that it had confirmed the Army was testing a batch of Coke’s Kinley bottled water after at least one soldier at ...

Coke probes claims bottled water caused soldier’s illness

Coca-Cola said Monday that it continues to investigate reports that one of its bottled water brands may have made at least one soldier in Afghanistan sick.Channel 2 Action News reported Friday that it had confirmed the U.S. Army was testing a batch of Coke’s Kinley bottled water after at least ...

Delta fined for air fare ads

Delta Air Lines is being fined up to $100,000 for advertising fares as “each way” when they require a round-trip purchase. The U.S. Department of Transportation said the round-trip purchase requirement should be “clearly and conspicuously noted.” The agency said Atlanta-based Delta violated the requirement when it advertised fare specials ...

Starting next year, U.S. airlines will have to report any losses, injuries or deaths of animals, which will include not just pets but also cats and dogs that are shipped by breeders or in another type of commercial shipment.

Airlines required to shed more light on pet deaths

Travelers who want to bring Fido or Fluffy along on their trips will soon get more details on the incidence of pet deaths and mishaps on airline flights. After a string of airline pet deaths in recent years — including on Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines — the U.S. Department of ...

Court rules in favor of Paulding airport for bonds

The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the Paulding County airport’s right to issue bonds for a taxiway expansion, the latest legal decision in a fight over commercialization of the airport.The Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport wanted to expand its taxiway to prepare for an effort to attract airline flights, but residents filed ...

Delta gets shareholder approval for larger board of directors

Shareholders of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines voted to allow the company to expand the size of its board of directors, but turned down a measure that would have required senior executives to retain more stock during their tenure.The airline told shareholders it wants to increase the maximum number of directors ...

Duo accused of defrauding Delta of $22 million

Two men have been indicted on charges they defrauded Delta and Northwest Airlines of $22 million between 2004 and 2013. Michael Yedor and Paul Anderson have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 96 counts of mail fraud. Anderson, 57, of Apple Valley, Minn., had worked for Northwest ...

Travelers stop buy one of the newest restaurant additions on Concourse D at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Famous Famiglia.

Atlanta airport touts mega-food court

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport officials celebrated a new mega-food court on Concourse D that includes local restaurants like Grindhouse Killer Burgers and national names like Food Network Kitchen. The restaurants in the redesigned Concourse D food court have been gradually opening over the last year and a half, as part of ...

The Minute Suites on Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's international concourses will offer shower service, which has become a popular amenity at a Minute Suites location at Dallas-Fort Worth International. There, the company sells a 30-minute shower for $25, or includes shower service with a suite rental for an extra $15.

Airport to open sleep suites on international concourses

International travelers will soon be able to pay for a quiet place to take a nap at the world’s busiest airport, when Hartsfield-Jackson opens sleep units in international concourses E and F. The Minute Suites will be the first on the international concourses, and the first sleep units at the ...

Crowd at Delta museum celebration

Officials celebrate newly renovated Delta Flight Museum

Local officials gathered to celebrate the opening Tuesday of a newly-renovated Delta Flight Museum, saying they want to promote it along with other major attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson, Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gathered with hundreds ...

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what some reports have characterized as a joke by the air traffic controller.

Air traffic controller restricted after telling Delta pilot to circle

An air traffic controller has been restricted from controlling air traffic amid an investigation of an incident that caused a Delta plane to circle around the Atlanta airport.The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what some reports have characterized as a joke by the air traffic controller.Last Wednesday afternoon, Delta Air ...

Southwell confirmed as Atlanta airport manager

Miguel Southwell was confirmed by the Atlanta City Council as leader of the world’s busiest airport, stepping into the position as the airport finalizes its master plan and continues efforts to increase air cargo traffic.Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s selection of Southwell as general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was approved ...

Atlanta mayor, interim airport manager celebrate free Wi-Fi launch

Atlanta airport launches free Wi-Fi

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed called the launch of free Wi-Fi at Hartsfield-Jackson International this week the ‘“right thing to do” by resolving the No. 1 complaint at the airport.The removal of the $4.95 fee for Wi-Fi at the world’s busiest airport came after a $5.6 million investment in Wi-Fi infrastructure ...

Atlanta airport finally gets free Wi-Fi

At long last, free Wi-Fi is finally arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.The lack of free wireless Internet access has been the top complaint at the world’s busiest airport for years.Now, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and airport officials plan to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of the amenity at the airport Wednesday.They ...

FBI offers reward to deter laser strikes on planes

Amid an increase in reports of people pointing handheld lasers at airplane cockpits, the FBI said it is launching a national campaign to offer a reward of up to $10,000 to deter the laser attacks.There have been 22 reported incidents of laser attacks in Atlanta this year through May 15, ...

Delta buys more Airbus jets

Delta Air Lines is buying an additional 15 Airbus A321 planes to replace smaller, less-efficient aircraft. The 15 planes come on top of 30 A321s Atlanta-based Delta ordered last year. The airline said the new 192-seat planes will improve the flying experience for customers. Delta did not disclose the value ...

Virgin Atlantic to launch service to Atlanta

Virgin Atlantic will begin flying to Atlanta later this year as part of its partnership with Delta Air Lines. The British carrier will take over one of Delta’s three daily Atlanta-London Heathrow flights effective Oct. 26, marking the first time Virgin Atlantic has served the Atlanta hub. Atlanta-based Delta last ...

Delta CEO Richard Anderson said the arrangement deepens the airline’s relationship with Travelport, which provides back office reservations and other services for airlines, websites and travel agencies.

Delta acquires systems data from Travelport

In an effort to improve booking, check-in and in-flight experiences, Delta Air Lines is buying data rights from Atlanta-based Travelport that will give it more control over technology as well as 10 years of travel history on millions of its fliers. Delta’s move comes as airlines compete to offer a ...

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