Kelly Yamanouchi

Business reporter

Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport. She started at the AJC in 2008, joining the paper from the Denver Post. 

Latest from Kelly Yamanouchi

Georgia Senate seeks to hike jet-fuel taxes on Delta, other airlines
 Delta Air Lines just can’t seem to catch a (tax) break from the Georgia General Assembly. Last session, lawmakers nixed a proposed break on jet-fuel taxes — which would have saved Delta $40 million a year — after the airline broke marketing ties with the National Rifle Association following a Florida school shooting. About...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Delta Air Lines just can’t seem to catch a (tax) break from the Georgia General Assembly. Last session, lawmakers nixed a proposed break on jet-fuel taxes — which would have saved Delta $40 million a year — after the airline broke marketing ties with the National Rifle Association following a Florida school shooting. About...
Flight plan: Get international terminal on board with rest of airport
 When the international terminal opened on the east end of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2012, it was heralded as a major expansion that created a second entrance to the world’s busiest airport. But nearly seven years into its operation, the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal still poses some challenges...

Posted: 13 hours ago

When the international terminal opened on the east end of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2012, it was heralded as a major expansion that created a second entrance to the world’s busiest airport. But nearly seven years into its operation, the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal still poses some challenges...
Former Delta executive nominated to lead FAA
 President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards. The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top aviation safety regulator...

Posted: a day ago

President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards. The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top aviation safety regulator...
Trump taps ex-Delta executive to lead crisis-stricken FAA
 President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards.  The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top airline safety regulator...

Posted: a day ago

President Donald Trump tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday, a move that comes as the agency faces renewed scrutiny of its safety standards.  The White House said it planned to nominate Steve Dickson for a five-year term to lead the nation’s top airline safety regulator...
Airport fueling firm challenges Hartsfield-Jackson contract award
 An Atlanta airport fueling contractor is going to Fulton County Superior Court to challenge the city of Atlanta’s decision to award a Hartsfield-Jackson International fueling contract to a company it argues should have been disqualified. Allied Aviation Fueling of Atlanta Inc. filed an appeal to the court this month, contending that...

Posted: a day ago

An Atlanta airport fueling contractor is going to Fulton County Superior Court to challenge the city of Atlanta’s decision to award a Hartsfield-Jackson International fueling contract to a company it argues should have been disqualified. Allied Aviation Fueling of Atlanta Inc. filed an appeal to the court this month, contending that...
Some flights canceled after grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8, Max 9 planes
 A day after the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes, about 20 flights have been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to airport and flight tracking data. The roughly 20 cancellations amount to less than 1 percent of close to 2,500 flights a day at the Atlanta airport. The cancellations include flights...

Posted: 6 days ago

A day after the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes, about 20 flights have been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to airport and flight tracking data. The roughly 20 cancellations amount to less than 1 percent of close to 2,500 flights a day at the Atlanta airport. The cancellations include flights...
What does Boeing grounding mean for Atlanta airport?
 In the wake of two deadly crashes in the last six months, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes. “The safety of the American people, of all people, is our paramount concern,” Trump told reporters in the White House. But in Atlanta — home to world’s busiest...

Posted: 7 days ago

In the wake of two deadly crashes in the last six months, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes. “The safety of the American people, of all people, is our paramount concern,” Trump told reporters in the White House. But in Atlanta — home to world’s busiest...
Trump announces grounding of 737 MAX 8, 9 planes
 President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airplanes -- some of which are flown by Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta. Trump said the United States is issuing an emergency order grounding the 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes, the Associated Press reported. He said “any plane...

Posted: 7 days ago

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airplanes -- some of which are flown by Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta. Trump said the United States is issuing an emergency order grounding the 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes, the Associated Press reported. He said “any plane...
Hartsfield-Jackson No. 1 in passenger counts -- but faces challenge to ‘world’s busiest’ title from Beijing and Chicago O’Hare
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport again handled the most passengers of any airport in the world in 2018 -- but Beijing followed close behind, and Chicago O’Hare took the title for the most flights in the world. The Atlanta airport has been the busiest in the world measured by passenger counts since 1998, and last year handled...

Posted: 7 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport again handled the most passengers of any airport in the world in 2018 -- but Beijing followed close behind, and Chicago O’Hare took the title for the most flights in the world. The Atlanta airport has been the busiest in the world measured by passenger counts since 1998, and last year handled...
Hartsfield-Jackson prepares to rebid concessions contracts
 Hartsfield-Jackson International general manager John Selden pledged a “fair and transparent contract process” as the city prepares to rebid contracts for new airport shops and restaurants. “We are committed, from Mayor (Keisha Lance) Bottoms through the cabinet, through my team,” Selden said. “I cannot stress...

Posted: 8 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International general manager John Selden pledged a “fair and transparent contract process” as the city prepares to rebid contracts for new airport shops and restaurants. “We are committed, from Mayor (Keisha Lance) Bottoms through the cabinet, through my team,” Selden said. “I cannot stress...
Hartsfield-Jackson manager pledges to hold fair contracting process
 Hartsfield-Jackson International general manager John Selden said the city is “committed to a fair and transparent contract process” as it prepares to rebid contracts for new airport shops and restaurants. “We are committed, from Mayor Bottoms through the cabinet, through my team,” Selden said. “I cannot...

Posted: 8 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International general manager John Selden said the city is “committed to a fair and transparent contract process” as it prepares to rebid contracts for new airport shops and restaurants. “We are committed, from Mayor Bottoms through the cabinet, through my team,” Selden said. “I cannot...