Hartsfield-Jackson strikes new partnership with Paris airport

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport struck a new memorandum of understanding with Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on Monday with the aim of sharing approaches to promote economic growth. 

The new agreement between the two airports was signed at the start of the Sustainable Airport Areas International Seminar this week. 

Also, the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing New Aerotropolis and extended a partnership with Hubstart Paris to share ideas on how to generate more economic activity around the airport, create more jobs and increase sustainability efforts.

“If you look at the news today, you would think that countries can’t get along,” said Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance board chairman Stuart Gulley, who is also president of Woodward Academy. “But we’re demonstrating today that they can.”

The airport and aerotropolis officials will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss this impact of big data and technology on airport area development. Panels will  focus on environmental sustainabilityjobs, and transforming airport areas into attractive communities and tourist destinations.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.