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 to reduce land for hotel, give rent discount
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will give a $500,000 annual discount on rent to the developers of a hotel next to the terminal, as a concession for reducing the amount of space for the hotel by a couple of acres. The airport on Monday got Atlanta City Council approval for an amendment to its 50-year lease with Majestic Carter...

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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will give a $500,000 annual discount on rent to the developers of a hotel next to the terminal, as a concession for reducing the amount of space for the hotel by a couple of acres. The airport on Monday got Atlanta City Council approval for an amendment to its 50-year lease with Majestic Carter...
Hartsfield-Jackson preparing for record holiday crowds

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With record traffic expected at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport over the Thanksgiving period, crowds are already filling the terminals and concourses of the world’s busiest airport. More than 299,000 passengers passed through the airport Wednesday, based on Hartsfield-Jackson forecasts. Thanksgiving Day itself will be slow...
Minute Suites to open second location at Hartsfield-Jackson
 Minute Suites, which rents out small nooks where travelers can take a nap or get some privacy at the airport, is opening a
            second location at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Minute Suites already has a location on Concourse B with five rooms, but its lease is set to expire Nov. 30, 2018 and that
            space is...

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Minute Suites, which rents out small nooks where travelers can take a nap or get some privacy at the airport, is opening a second location at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Minute Suites already has a location on Concourse B with five rooms, but its lease is set to expire Nov. 30, 2018 and that space is...
UPS mechanics union takes out ads to turn up heat in contract talks
 The Teamsters union representing UPS aircraft mechanics is taking out ads amid heated labor contract talks with management. The national advertising campaign running in the Seattle Times and editions of USA Today in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other areas, as well as on Facebook and Instagram, says: “What every...

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The Teamsters union representing UPS aircraft mechanics is taking out ads amid heated labor contract talks with management. The national advertising campaign running in the Seattle Times and editions of USA Today in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other areas, as well as on Facebook and Instagram, says: “What every...
Airport arrivals area spiffed up for international visitors to Atlanta
 An effort to make airports more welcoming to international visitors has expanded to the world’s busiest airport. Public-private partnership Brand USA partnered with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Georgia’s Department of Economic Development to install images of Atlanta and Georgia in sterile-looking U.S. Customs...

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An effort to make airports more welcoming to international visitors has expanded to the world’s busiest airport. Public-private partnership Brand USA partnered with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Georgia’s Department of Economic Development to install images of Atlanta and Georgia in sterile-looking U.S. Customs...
Traveling during the holidays? Navigate Atlanta's airport like a pro with our guide
 It’s time for the holiday rush at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Check out the latest developments for travelers, so you can navigate the Atlanta airport like a pro. Road construction. The airport has launched a $6 billion plan to modernize the terminal and expand the airport. Watch for road closures outside the domestic...

Posted: 4 days ago

It’s time for the holiday rush at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Check out the latest developments for travelers, so you can navigate the Atlanta airport like a pro. Road construction. The airport has launched a $6 billion plan to modernize the terminal and expand the airport. Watch for road closures outside the domestic...
Record number of guns caught at Hartsfield-Jackson security checkpoints
 A record 211 guns have been caught at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport security checkpoints so far this year, according
            to the Transportation Security Administration. That exceeds the 198 guns caught at Atlanta airport security checkpoints for the full year 
            2016. Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest...

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A record 211 guns have been caught at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport security checkpoints so far this year, according to the Transportation Security Administration. That exceeds the 198 guns caught at Atlanta airport security checkpoints for the full year 2016. Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest...
Delta’s Boeing 747 farewell tour will stop in Atlanta — and you can bid for a seat
 Delta Air Lines is retiring the iconic Boeing 747 from its fleet in December, and the jumbo jet’s farewell tour will include
            a stop in Atlanta. Atlanta-based Delta’s last 747 flight will be Dec. 17 from Seoul to Detroit. The final flight will also be the last 747 to
            be flown by any U.S. passenger airline...

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Delta Air Lines is retiring the iconic Boeing 747 from its fleet in December, and the jumbo jet’s farewell tour will include a stop in Atlanta. Atlanta-based Delta’s last 747 flight will be Dec. 17 from Seoul to Detroit. The final flight will also be the last 747 to be flown by any U.S. passenger airline...
New Starbucks opens in Hartsfield-Jackson atrium
 A new Starbucks has opened in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal atrium. The Starbucks opened Monday inside the atrium, replacing the 
            previous Starbucks that was around the corner. The new outlet is in a 
            location previously occupied by La Madeleine. An Auntie Anne’s Pretzels...

Posted: 7 days ago

A new Starbucks has opened in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal atrium. The Starbucks opened Monday inside the atrium, replacing the previous Starbucks that was around the corner. The new outlet is in a location previously occupied by La Madeleine. An Auntie Anne’s Pretzels...
Record holiday crowds expected at Hartsfield-Jackson
 Record crowds are expected over the busy Thanksgiving travel period at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, with the rush kicking off this Friday. About 331,000 passengers are expected to pass through the world’s busiest airport this Friday, with many local school districts allowing students the week off for Thanksgiving. Airport...

Posted: 7 days ago

Record crowds are expected over the busy Thanksgiving travel period at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, with the rush kicking off this Friday. About 331,000 passengers are expected to pass through the world’s busiest airport this Friday, with many local school districts allowing students the week off for Thanksgiving. Airport...
$4 million forest walk is now most popular artwork at Hartsfield-Jackson
 A massive $4.1 million art installation that simulates a walk through a forest in an underground walkway at Hartsfield-Jackson International has quickly become the most popular artwork at the world’s busiest airport. The 450-foot art installation titled “Flight Paths” was installed last year in the underground...

Posted: 8 days ago

A massive $4.1 million art installation that simulates a walk through a forest in an underground walkway at Hartsfield-Jackson International has quickly become the most popular artwork at the world’s busiest airport. The 450-foot art installation titled “Flight Paths” was installed last year in the underground...