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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 strikes $181.5 million deal to build new parking deck
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain. The Atlanta airport is building the parking deck to replace parking being displaced during construction of various airport projects including in the West economy lot where a new InterContinental...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain. The Atlanta airport is building the parking deck to replace parking being displaced during construction of various airport projects including in the West economy lot where a new InterContinental...
Leggings on a plane: Delta says it has no “item-specific” policy for pass travel
 It was the leggings policy heard ’round the world. After United Airlines declined to allow several girls who were wearing leggings to board a flight on pass travel, then another passenger tweeted about it, the question of airline dress policies went viral. But some have also pointed out that airlines often have more stringent policies...

Posted: 10 hours ago

It was the leggings policy heard ’round the world. After United Airlines declined to allow several girls who were wearing leggings to board a flight on pass travel, then another passenger tweeted about it, the question of airline dress policies went viral. But some have also pointed out that airlines often have more stringent policies...
How Delta aims to make boarding more bearable
 If you’ve ever been frustrated with the airline boarding process when taking a flight, you’ve probably wondered if there’s a better way. Full flights and checked baggage fees that drive passengers to bring more carry-on bags exacerbate boarding tensions. Delta Air Lines is trying out a new system at Hartsfield-Jackson International...

Posted: 11 hours ago

If you’ve ever been frustrated with the airline boarding process when taking a flight, you’ve probably wondered if there’s a better way. Full flights and checked baggage fees that drive passengers to bring more carry-on bags exacerbate boarding tensions. Delta Air Lines is trying out a new system at Hartsfield-Jackson International...
Hartsfield-Jackson strikes $181.5 million deal to build new parking deck
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain. The Atlanta airport is building the parking deck to replace parking being displaced during construction of various airport projects, including in the West economy lot where a new InterContinental...

Posted: 3 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain. The Atlanta airport is building the parking deck to replace parking being displaced during construction of various airport projects, including in the West economy lot where a new InterContinental...
How Delta aims to make boarding more bearable
 One of the thorniest issues for any airline is how to get people onto planes in a quick and orderly way while also giving privileged status to those who spend the most. It doesn’t help that flights on popular routes are often full these days, or that many passengers are schlepping carry-ons built to maximum dimensions. The tension between...

Posted: 3 days ago

One of the thorniest issues for any airline is how to get people onto planes in a quick and orderly way while also giving privileged status to those who spend the most. It doesn’t help that flights on popular routes are often full these days, or that many passengers are schlepping carry-ons built to maximum dimensions. The tension between...
Atlanta airport hotel project gets FAA approval
 A proposed InterContinental hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson International has gained clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, which concluded it will not interfere with radar or airspace safety at the world’s busiest airport. FAA approval was a key hurdle to overcome for the hotel project, which has been in the works for...

Posted: 3 days ago

A proposed InterContinental hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson International has gained clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, which concluded it will not interfere with radar or airspace safety at the world’s busiest airport. FAA approval was a key hurdle to overcome for the hotel project, which has been in the works for...
New Braves stadium to sport Delta airplane tail
 The new home of the Atlanta Braves, Sun Trust Park, will have an unusual piece of decor: A giant Delta airplane tail next to the stadium. The tail is from a retired Delta Boeing 757-200 known as Delta Ship 624, which had been retired to the desert in Marana, Ariz. Delta employees including maintenance workers in its TechOps department...

Posted: 4 days ago

The new home of the Atlanta Braves, Sun Trust Park, will have an unusual piece of decor: A giant Delta airplane tail next to the stadium. The tail is from a retired Delta Boeing 757-200 known as Delta Ship 624, which had been retired to the desert in Marana, Ariz. Delta employees including maintenance workers in its TechOps department...
Hartsfield-Jackson focuses on storm preparedness
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has increased its planning for severe weather and gained a “StormReady” designation from the National Weather Service. Many cities and counties, as well as some universities, hospitals, malls, airports and attractions like Disney World have gotten the StormReady designation, which requires...

Posted: 5 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has increased its planning for severe weather and gained a “StormReady” designation from the National Weather Service. Many cities and counties, as well as some universities, hospitals, malls, airports and attractions like Disney World have gotten the StormReady designation, which requires...
After emergency landing at Hartsfield-Jackson, air traffic controllers who helped get medal
 Five Atlanta air traffic controllers who skillfully assisted a pilot of a small plane that had to make an emergency landing at the world’s busiest airport will accept a medal of safety award Wednesday evening. On Feb. 14, 2016, pilot Cathy Lewan was flying a single-engine Cessna 172S to take aerial photos about 10 miles southwest of...

Posted: 5 days ago

Five Atlanta air traffic controllers who skillfully assisted a pilot of a small plane that had to make an emergency landing at the world’s busiest airport will accept a medal of safety award Wednesday evening. On Feb. 14, 2016, pilot Cathy Lewan was flying a single-engine Cessna 172S to take aerial photos about 10 miles southwest of...
Uber, Lyft pick up twice as many Atlanta airport passengers as taxis
 Uber and Lyft are having a big impact on transportation options at Hartsfield-Jackson International in their first couple of months of legal pickups at the airport. The ride-share services already pick up twice as many customers at the airport as taxis, according to city of Atlanta figures. The city legalized Uber and Lyft pick-ups at...

Posted: 5 days ago

Uber and Lyft are having a big impact on transportation options at Hartsfield-Jackson International in their first couple of months of legal pickups at the airport. The ride-share services already pick up twice as many customers at the airport as taxis, according to city of Atlanta figures. The city legalized Uber and Lyft pick-ups at...