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

Delta pays out $1.3 billion in profit sharing to employees
 Delta Air Lines paid out $1.3 billion in profit sharing to employees Thursday, amounting to a bonus of 14 percent of annual pay for each employee. It’s the airline’s second-highest profit sharing total, after a 2016 payout of $1.5 billion. In metro Atlanta, the company’s employees will get a total payout of $456...

Posted: a day ago

Delta Air Lines paid out $1.3 billion in profit sharing to employees Thursday, amounting to a bonus of 14 percent of annual pay for each employee. It’s the airline’s second-highest profit sharing total, after a 2016 payout of $1.5 billion. In metro Atlanta, the company’s employees will get a total payout of $456...
Spirit to launch Atlanta-Austin flights
 Spirit Airlines announced it will begin flying from Atlanta to Austin on May 23, adding to its flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The ultra low-cost carrier announced the new route as it launched its first flights from Austin on Thursday to eight other cities. Miramar, Fla-based Spirit as a discount...

Posted: 2 days ago

Spirit Airlines announced it will begin flying from Atlanta to Austin on May 23, adding to its flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The ultra low-cost carrier announced the new route as it launched its first flights from Austin on Thursday to eight other cities. Miramar, Fla-based Spirit as a discount...
Delta to pay employees to volunteer one day a year
 Delta Air Lines says it will begin paying employees to volunteer one day a year with a 501(c)3 or international nonprofit of their choice. It’s a benefit some other companies offer. According to a survey by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and the Conference Board of multi-billion dollar companies, 65 percent...

Posted: 2 days ago

Delta Air Lines says it will begin paying employees to volunteer one day a year with a 501(c)3 or international nonprofit of their choice. It’s a benefit some other companies offer. According to a survey by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and the Conference Board of multi-billion dollar companies, 65 percent...
GDOT: Most Georgians can drive to a commercial airport within 1 hour
 Eighty-five percent of Georgia residents live within a 60-minute drive of a commercial airport, but some of the smaller facilities struggle to attract flights and passengers, according to a new study by the Georgia Department of Transportation. “Having access to an airport with scheduled commercial airline service is important ...

Posted: 2 days ago

Eighty-five percent of Georgia residents live within a 60-minute drive of a commercial airport, but some of the smaller facilities struggle to attract flights and passengers, according to a new study by the Georgia Department of Transportation. “Having access to an airport with scheduled commercial airline service is important ...
Delta to pay out $456 million in profit sharing bonuses to employees in Atlanta
 Delta Air Lines plans to pay out $1.3 billion in profit sharing to its employees, including a $456 million payout to employees in Atlanta. The bonuses amount to 14 percent of annual pay for each employee. The $1.3 billion is the airline’s second-highest profit sharing total, after a 2016 payout of $1.5 billion. Delta holds its...

Posted: 2 days ago

Delta Air Lines plans to pay out $1.3 billion in profit sharing to its employees, including a $456 million payout to employees in Atlanta. The bonuses amount to 14 percent of annual pay for each employee. The $1.3 billion is the airline’s second-highest profit sharing total, after a 2016 payout of $1.5 billion. Delta holds its...
Delta’s new Airbus A220 jets boast roomier cabins
 Delta Air Lines launched its first Airbus A220 jets into service Thursday on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth. The new 109-seat narrow-body planes have larger overhead bins, wider seats and bigger windows, and will replace 76-seat regional jets on routes popular among business travelers. The...

Posted: 8 days ago

Delta Air Lines launched its first Airbus A220 jets into service Thursday on flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth. The new 109-seat narrow-body planes have larger overhead bins, wider seats and bigger windows, and will replace 76-seat regional jets on routes popular among business travelers. The...
Record day at Hartsfield-Jackson after Super Bowl yields 2-hour waits
 On a record day when nearly 102,000 passengers were screened at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, some waited in line for two hours Monday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Airport officials had advised that passengers flying out the day after the Super Bowl get in line for TSA screening 2 hours before...

Posted: 10 days ago

On a record day when nearly 102,000 passengers were screened at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, some waited in line for two hours Monday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Airport officials had advised that passengers flying out the day after the Super Bowl get in line for TSA screening 2 hours before...
Airport post-Super Bowl: Max wait time 2 hours long with record number of passengers screened
 On a record day when nearly 102,000 passengers were screened at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, some waited in line for two hours Monday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Airport officials had advised that passengers flying out the day after the Super Bowl get in line at TSA security 2 hours before departure...

Posted: 11 days ago

On a record day when nearly 102,000 passengers were screened at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, some waited in line for two hours Monday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Airport officials had advised that passengers flying out the day after the Super Bowl get in line at TSA security 2 hours before departure...
In post-Super Bowl rush, lines 1.5-hours long at Hartsfield-Jackson
 Nearly two years of planning could not prevent 1.5-hour long wait times in security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on the day after the Super Bowl in Atlanta. With unprecedented crowds at the world’s busiest airport, security lines Monday stretched through the domestic terminal atrium, down hallways, around baggage...

Posted: 11 days ago

Nearly two years of planning could not prevent 1.5-hour long wait times in security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on the day after the Super Bowl in Atlanta. With unprecedented crowds at the world’s busiest airport, security lines Monday stretched through the domestic terminal atrium, down hallways, around baggage...
Chicago O’Hare reclaims partial title as world’s busiest airport from Hartsfield-Jackson
 Chicago O’Hare has reclaimed a partial title as the world’s busiest airport, operating more flights than Hartsfield-Jackson International in 2018, according to Federal Aviation Administration data. Hartsfield-Jackson has long held the title of world’s busiest airport measured by passenger counts, but O’Hare has...

Posted: 11 days ago

Chicago O’Hare has reclaimed a partial title as the world’s busiest airport, operating more flights than Hartsfield-Jackson International in 2018, according to Federal Aviation Administration data. Hartsfield-Jackson has long held the title of world’s busiest airport measured by passenger counts, but O’Hare has...
Super Bowl 53: Sunday’s 5 faces in an Atlanta crowd of thousands
 On Friday the Budweiser Clydesdales, in town for the Super Bowl, made a visit to the Shops at Buckhead, and very few people paid attention to the fellow holding the reins. That didn’t bother Dave Thomas. Dressed in a green, double-breasted suit and cap, Thomas sat atop the iconic wooden wagon in the surprisingly warm afternoon sun and...

Posted: 12 days ago

On Friday the Budweiser Clydesdales, in town for the Super Bowl, made a visit to the Shops at Buckhead, and very few people paid attention to the fellow holding the reins. That didn’t bother Dave Thomas. Dressed in a green, double-breasted suit and cap, Thomas sat atop the iconic wooden wagon in the surprisingly warm afternoon sun and...