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

UPS mechanics renew push for leverage in contract talks
 A union representing aircraft mechanics at shipping giant UPS  is again asking a federal board to release it from mediation, saying negotiations on a new contract are at an impasse. Contract talks have been going on for nearly four years between Sandy Springs-based UPS and Teamsters Local 2727 representing the roughly 1,300 airline maintenance...

Posted: 13 hours ago

A union representing aircraft mechanics at shipping giant UPS is again asking a federal board to release it from mediation, saying negotiations on a new contract are at an impasse. Contract talks have been going on for nearly four years between Sandy Springs-based UPS and Teamsters Local 2727 representing the roughly 1,300 airline maintenance...
Airline fees: Nickel-and-diming or, as Delta says, adding ‘choices’?
 As two senators push for legislation to limit airline baggage fees, Delta Air Lines says its the fees for extra services offer “choice in pricing.” After a U.S. Government Accountability Office report this week scrutinizing airline fees, U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal, who requested the study, said the report...

Posted: 14 hours ago

As two senators push for legislation to limit airline baggage fees, Delta Air Lines says its the fees for extra services offer “choice in pricing.” After a U.S. Government Accountability Office report this week scrutinizing airline fees, U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal, who requested the study, said the report...
Hurricane Maria: Delta flights to San Juan won’t restart until Saturday
 Delta Air Lines has delayed its plans to restart flights to Puerto Rico until Saturday, pending assessments of damage from
            Hurricane Maria. Atlanta-based Delta had 
            previously hoped to restart operations in Puerto Rico on Thursday, but that was dependent on the scale of damage to infrastructure. The airline normally...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Delta Air Lines has delayed its plans to restart flights to Puerto Rico until Saturday, pending assessments of damage from Hurricane Maria. Atlanta-based Delta had previously hoped to restart operations in Puerto Rico on Thursday, but that was dependent on the scale of damage to infrastructure. The airline normally...
Delta to launch seasonal flights to Lisbon, Portugal
 Delta Air Lines is launching seasonal flights to Lisbon, Portugal next summer, as part of a collection of new 
            international routes its will start from hubs and other airports around the country. Atlanta-based Delta said its daily flights between Atlanta and Lisbon will run from May 24 through Sept. 4, 2018. The flights
     ...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Delta Air Lines is launching seasonal flights to Lisbon, Portugal next summer, as part of a collection of new international routes its will start from hubs and other airports around the country. Atlanta-based Delta said its daily flights between Atlanta and Lisbon will run from May 24 through Sept. 4, 2018. The flights ...
Study: TSA lines shorten, but airport construction causes frustration
 Last year it was long TSA lines frustrating travelers. This year, it’s airport construction. That’s not just in Atlanta at the world’s busiest airport, but at airports across the country, according to a new J.D. Power survey. Hartsfield-Jackson is in the middle of a $6 billion expansion and modernization plan, that has created...

Posted: a day ago

Last year it was long TSA lines frustrating travelers. This year, it’s airport construction. That’s not just in Atlanta at the world’s busiest airport, but at airports across the country, according to a new J.D. Power survey. Hartsfield-Jackson is in the middle of a $6 billion expansion and modernization plan, that has created...
Airline fees under microscope in federal study
 Airlines’ growing use of fees tacked onto air fares is the focus of a newly-released study by the U.S. Government Accountability
            Office. The report notes that U.S. airlines’ revenue from fees for checked baggage and change or cancellation fees increased to $7.1
            billion in 2016, and many airlines have also...

Posted: a day ago

Airlines’ growing use of fees tacked onto air fares is the focus of a newly-released study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The report notes that U.S. airlines’ revenue from fees for checked baggage and change or cancellation fees increased to $7.1 billion in 2016, and many airlines have also...
Delta flights disrupted by Hurricane Maria, Mexico earthquake
 As Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, airlines have canceled flights and are urging customers to check their flight status and consider changing their travel plans for the next week. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines’ operations in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas have been disrupted. The carrier said it plans to restart operations...

Posted: a day ago

As Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, airlines have canceled flights and are urging customers to check their flight status and consider changing their travel plans for the next week. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines’ operations in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas have been disrupted. The carrier said it plans to restart operations...
Delta resuming flights to Mexico City after earthquake
 After Delta Air Lines flights to and from Mexico City were disrupted by an earthquake that struck central Mexico, the carrier
            is resuming operations there. Mexico City International Airport closed after the magnitude 7.1 quake Tuesday, and the terminal was evacuated, according
            to Delta. Delta’s fights that were...

Posted: a day ago

After Delta Air Lines flights to and from Mexico City were disrupted by an earthquake that struck central Mexico, the carrier is resuming operations there. Mexico City International Airport closed after the magnitude 7.1 quake Tuesday, and the terminal was evacuated, according to Delta. Delta’s fights that were...
Delta, Southwest cancel flights due to Hurricane Maria
 As Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, airlines have canceled flights and urging customers to check their flight
            status and consider changing their travel plans for the next week. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines’ operations in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas have been disrupted. The carrier said it plans to
          ...

Posted: a day ago

As Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, airlines have canceled flights and urging customers to check their flight status and consider changing their travel plans for the next week. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines’ operations in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas have been disrupted. The carrier said it plans to ...
UPS hiring 95,000 seasonal workers
 Sandy Springs-based UPS plans to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for the busy holiday shipping period that runs from November through January. The jobs include drivers, driver-helpers and package handlers. Those interested must apply at UPSjobs.com. The company will also recruit at college campuses during NCAA college football games...

Posted: a day ago

Sandy Springs-based UPS plans to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for the busy holiday shipping period that runs from November through January. The jobs include drivers, driver-helpers and package handlers. Those interested must apply at UPSjobs.com. The company will also recruit at college campuses during NCAA college football games...
Delta caps fares for flights out of Hurricane Maria-affected cities
 Delta Air Lines said it is capping main cabin one-way fares at $199 for flights out of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Punta Cana,
            Santo Domingo and Santiago in the Dominican Republic as 
            Hurricane Maria approaches. Atlanta-based Delta is also adding two extra flights from San Juan to Atlanta for those who want to get out...

Posted: 3 days ago

Delta Air Lines said it is capping main cabin one-way fares at $199 for flights out of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago in the Dominican Republic as Hurricane Maria approaches. Atlanta-based Delta is also adding two extra flights from San Juan to Atlanta for those who want to get out...