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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: 11 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: 22 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...

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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...
Hartsfield-Jackson to discuss concessions contracting at industry day
 Atlanta officials are preparing to rebid airport concessions contracts after a long hiatus prompted by a federal investigation into corruption at City Hall. Hartsfield-Jackson International will hold a Concessions RFP Industry Day on Tuesday at the Georgia International Convention Center. The event is for companies interested...

Posted: 9 days ago

Atlanta officials are preparing to rebid airport concessions contracts after a long hiatus prompted by a federal investigation into corruption at City Hall. Hartsfield-Jackson International will hold a Concessions RFP Industry Day on Tuesday at the Georgia International Convention Center. The event is for companies interested...
Southwest: ‘Confident’ in Boeing jet following Ethiopian Air crash
 Among the U.S. airlines that fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 — the type of airplane in an Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend — is Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta. After the Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board, aviation...

Posted: 9 days ago

Among the U.S. airlines that fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 — the type of airplane in an Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend — is Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta. After the Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board, aviation...
Will Georgia House OK state takeover of airport?
 As a bill for a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport moves from the Georgia Senate to the House for consideration, House speaker David Ralston said he has yet to hear a convincing reason for the move. In an interview aired by Georgia Public Broadcasting after the Senate voted Thursday in favor of the bill,...

Posted: 12 days ago

As a bill for a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport moves from the Georgia Senate to the House for consideration, House speaker David Ralston said he has yet to hear a convincing reason for the move. In an interview aired by Georgia Public Broadcasting after the Senate voted Thursday in favor of the bill,...
Georgia Lottery opens Concourse T location at Hartsfield-Jackson
 There’s now another way to pass time while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport: Buying lotto tickets. The Georgia Lottery has opened a store on Concourse T at the Atlanta airport, its first location past security. Since 2006, there have been Georgia Lottery kiosks in the domestic terminal pre-security area...

Posted: 13 days ago

There’s now another way to pass time while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport: Buying lotto tickets. The Georgia Lottery has opened a store on Concourse T at the Atlanta airport, its first location past security. Since 2006, there have been Georgia Lottery kiosks in the domestic terminal pre-security area...
Georgia Senate approves state takeover of Atlanta airport
 The Georgia Senate voted Thursday to approve a measure that would give the state control of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a move that Atlanta’s mayor said is tantamount to declaring war on the city. The bill’s Republican supporters say the switch is needed to protect the state’s economic engine...

Posted: 13 days ago

The Georgia Senate voted Thursday to approve a measure that would give the state control of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a move that Atlanta’s mayor said is tantamount to declaring war on the city. The bill’s Republican supporters say the switch is needed to protect the state’s economic engine...
Why Atlanta’s airport is facing a state takeover bid
 The Georgia Senate is set to vote Thursday on  a measure that would give the state control of Atlanta’s airport, a move that Atlanta’s mayor said is tantamount to declaring war on the city. The bill’s Republican supporters say the switch is needed to protect the state’s economic engine from corruption and mismanagement...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Georgia Senate is set to vote Thursday on a measure that would give the state control of Atlanta’s airport, a move that Atlanta’s mayor said is tantamount to declaring war on the city. The bill’s Republican supporters say the switch is needed to protect the state’s economic engine from corruption and mismanagement...
Indictment could bolster state bid to take over Atlanta airport
 The indictment Wednesday of a longtime Atlanta contractor on bribery and other charges added fuel to the fire for a Thursday vote in the Georgia Senate on a state takeover of the city-run Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Lohrasb “Jeff” Jafari’s companies worked on projects for the city’s watershed department...

Posted: 14 days ago

The indictment Wednesday of a longtime Atlanta contractor on bribery and other charges added fuel to the fire for a Thursday vote in the Georgia Senate on a state takeover of the city-run Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Lohrasb “Jeff” Jafari’s companies worked on projects for the city’s watershed department...
Hartsfield-Jackson to install bleed control kits to respond to emergencies
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to install bleed control kits across the airport in case of emergencies. Such kits can be used by emergency responders during shootings, mass casualty events or other incidents. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department requested the installation of bleed control kits in the airport terminal...

Posted: 14 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to install bleed control kits across the airport in case of emergencies. Such kits can be used by emergency responders during shootings, mass casualty events or other incidents. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department requested the installation of bleed control kits in the airport terminal...
Jet-fueled jobs: Deicing planes a key part of Delta’s winter operation
 Whether there’s a snowstorm in Chicago or sleet in Atlanta, travelers still need to get to their destinations — and there’s a core team of Delta Air Lines employees who help keep airplanes operating safely in wintry weather. A team of a dozen core deicing workers at Delta manage the deployment of deicing trucks and ...

Posted: 15 days ago

Whether there’s a snowstorm in Chicago or sleet in Atlanta, travelers still need to get to their destinations — and there’s a core team of Delta Air Lines employees who help keep airplanes operating safely in wintry weather. A team of a dozen core deicing workers at Delta manage the deployment of deicing trucks and ...
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