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

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: a day 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...

Posted: a day ago

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...

Posted: 3 days ago

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: 3 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: 4 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: 4 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...
Tim Tebow speaks at Delta employee event
 Delta Air Lines employees inducted into the company’s “chairman’s club” this month saw a surprise guest speaker at their awards
            gala: Tim Tebow. The former Florida and NFL quarterback turned professional baseball player is also an elite-level “diamond medallion” frequent
            flier on...

Posted: 5 days ago

Delta Air Lines employees inducted into the company’s “chairman’s club” this month saw a surprise guest speaker at their awards gala: Tim Tebow. The former Florida and NFL quarterback turned professional baseball player is also an elite-level “diamond medallion” frequent flier on...
Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace to open at Hartsfield-Jackson
 Celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s name will be on a new burger restaurant to open at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport early
            next year. Atlanta-based Concessions International struck a licensing deal with Bobby’s Burger Palace for a location on Concourse B at
            the world’s busiest airport. The first...

Posted: 5 days ago

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s name will be on a new burger restaurant to open at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport early next year. Atlanta-based Concessions International struck a licensing deal with Bobby’s Burger Palace for a location on Concourse B at the world’s busiest airport. The first...
Hartsfield-Jackson will rebid some contracts for retail shops
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will rebid some of its controversial concessions contracts after finding that too many companies were disqualified, a snag expected to delay those contracts until the next mayoral administration. City officials had hoped to move forward on the lucrative contracts before Atlanta Mayor Kasim...

Posted: 9 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will rebid some of its controversial concessions contracts after finding that too many companies were disqualified, a snag expected to delay those contracts until the next mayoral administration. City officials had hoped to move forward on the lucrative contracts before Atlanta Mayor Kasim...
Uber, Lyft frustrations at Hartsfield-Jackson continue
 For months, Uber and Lyft users at Hartsfield-Jackson International have voiced their frustrations when trying to catch rides home during the busiest periods at the airport’s new ride-share pickup zones. Hartsfield-Jackson officials say they plan to have fixes to address some of those issues by Nov. 15. Among the problems: The new ride-share...

Posted: 9 days ago

For months, Uber and Lyft users at Hartsfield-Jackson International have voiced their frustrations when trying to catch rides home during the busiest periods at the airport’s new ride-share pickup zones. Hartsfield-Jackson officials say they plan to have fixes to address some of those issues by Nov. 15. Among the problems: The new ride-share...
Hartsfield-Jackson installs first solar array
 Hartsfield-Jackson International has built its first solar array, on top of a building in the airport’s new taxi hold lot. On the roof of the new taxicab “bullpen” building are 250 individual photo-voltaic panels, each 327 watts. The Sunpower E series solar panels cover about 4,500 square feet. The airport said it expects...

Posted: 10 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International has built its first solar array, on top of a building in the airport’s new taxi hold lot. On the roof of the new taxicab “bullpen” building are 250 individual photo-voltaic panels, each 327 watts. The Sunpower E series solar panels cover about 4,500 square feet. The airport said it expects...