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

Hartsfield-Jackson spa plans roiled by dispute with minority partner
 The XpresSpa locations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are touted as oases of relaxation, where passengers and off-duty employees can leave behind the grind and relax with a massage or manicure. But, beneath the facade of tranquility, is a nasty, years-long business dispute that has cost the city of Atlanta more than $800,000...

Posted: 17 hours ago

The XpresSpa locations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are touted as oases of relaxation, where passengers and off-duty employees can leave behind the grind and relax with a massage or manicure. But, beneath the facade of tranquility, is a nasty, years-long business dispute that has cost the city of Atlanta more than $800,000...
Southwest adds Atlanta-Nashville flights
 Southwest Airlines is adding flights from Atlanta to 
            Nashville starting Aug. 7. The carrier will operate five departures a day on weekdays and three a day on weekends. Dallas-based Southwest, the 
            second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, said it had gotten requests for the service from the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Southwest Airlines is adding flights from Atlanta to Nashville starting Aug. 7. The carrier will operate five departures a day on weekdays and three a day on weekends. Dallas-based Southwest, the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, said it had gotten requests for the service from the...
Delta CEO defends Georgia jet fuel tax cut proposal
 Amid heated debate over a proposed jet fuel tax exemption, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian made his case for the measure that would benefit airlines in Georgia. House Ways and Means Chairman Jay Powell, R-Camilla has said eliminating the state tax and most local taxes would amount to a break of about $50 million for all airlines and cargo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Amid heated debate over a proposed jet fuel tax exemption, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian made his case for the measure that would benefit airlines in Georgia. House Ways and Means Chairman Jay Powell, R-Camilla has said eliminating the state tax and most local taxes would amount to a break of about $50 million for all airlines and cargo...
Delta pays out $1.1 billion in profit sharing
 Delta Air Lines paid out $1.1 billion in profit sharing bonuses to employees on Wednesday, which it called a record for any company. Atlanta-based Delta makes the payouts every year on Valentine’s Day to its employees, and paid out a similar total last year. This year, it amounts to an average bonus of about 10 percent of a Delta...

Posted: 2 days ago

Delta Air Lines paid out $1.1 billion in profit sharing bonuses to employees on Wednesday, which it called a record for any company. Atlanta-based Delta makes the payouts every year on Valentine’s Day to its employees, and paid out a similar total last year. This year, it amounts to an average bonus of about 10 percent of a Delta...
Delta pays out $1.1 billion in profit sharing bonuses to employees
 Delta Air Lines is paying out $1.1 billion in profit sharing bonuses to employees on Wednesday. Atlanta-based Delta makes the profit-sharing payouts every year on Valentine’s Day to its more than 80,000 employees, and paid out a similar total last year. The company reported nearly $3.6 billion in net income for 2017.

Posted: 3 days ago

Delta Air Lines is paying out $1.1 billion in profit sharing bonuses to employees on Wednesday. Atlanta-based Delta makes the profit-sharing payouts every year on Valentine’s Day to its more than 80,000 employees, and paid out a similar total last year. The company reported nearly $3.6 billion in net income for 2017.
DOT reveals which airlines ranked highest for complaints in 2017
 The U.S. Department of Transportation received 18,148 complaints about air travel in 2017. It was a year when airline incidents were in the headlines, including a United passenger dragged from a plane and a Delta passenger mauled by an emotional support dog. >> Read more trending news  The number of complaints about...

Posted: 3 days ago

The U.S. Department of Transportation received 18,148 complaints about air travel in 2017. It was a year when airline incidents were in the headlines, including a United passenger dragged from a plane and a Delta passenger mauled by an emotional support dog. >> Read more trending news  The number of complaints about...
Delta plane makes emergency landing in Nigeria, five injured
 A Delta Air Lines plane bound for Atlanta made an emergency landing after takeoff from an airport in Lagos, Nigeria. With airport fire authorities waiting, Delta flight 55 returned to the airport after an “issue with one of the A330-300’s
            two engines.” The airline said the flight landed safely. However, passengers...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Delta Air Lines plane bound for Atlanta made an emergency landing after takeoff from an airport in Lagos, Nigeria. With airport fire authorities waiting, Delta flight 55 returned to the airport after an “issue with one of the A330-300’s two engines.” The airline said the flight landed safely. However, passengers...
Flowers imported for Valentine’s Day inspected at Hartsfield-Jackson
 As millions of flowers are shipped to the United States from South America, Central America and other locations leading up to Valentine’s Day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural inspectors at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are responsible for inspecting a sampling of the stems for insects and disease...

Posted: 4 days ago

As millions of flowers are shipped to the United States from South America, Central America and other locations leading up to Valentine’s Day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural inspectors at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are responsible for inspecting a sampling of the stems for insects and disease...
U.S. DOT got 18,000+ complaints about airline service in 2017
 The U.S. Department of Transportation received 18,148 complaints about airline service in 2017. It was a year when airline incidents were in the headlines, including a 
            United passenger dragged from a plane and a 
            Delta passenger mauled by an emotional support dog. The number of airline service complaints to the federal...

Posted: 4 days ago

The U.S. Department of Transportation received 18,148 complaints about airline service in 2017. It was a year when airline incidents were in the headlines, including a United passenger dragged from a plane and a Delta passenger mauled by an emotional support dog. The number of airline service complaints to the federal...