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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

FBI expanding presence at Atlanta airport
 The FBI is expanding its presence at the world’s busiest airport, where it works to help protect against everything from human trafficking to hijackings. On international Concourse E at Hartsfield-Jackson, the FBI will have about a dozen FBI agents and task force officers and a special agent supervisor. They will work on the...

Posted: 8 hours ago

The FBI is expanding its presence at the world’s busiest airport, where it works to help protect against everything from human trafficking to hijackings. On international Concourse E at Hartsfield-Jackson, the FBI will have about a dozen FBI agents and task force officers and a special agent supervisor. They will work on the...
Hartsfield-Jackson plans $1.8 million art installation for new parking deck
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to put a $1.8 million piece of artwork on a new parking garage to be built as part of its expansion. The airport struck a $181.5 million deal earlier this year to build the new parking deck that will be reachable via Sky Train. Included as part of the parking garage will be a &ldquo...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to put a $1.8 million piece of artwork on a new parking garage to be built as part of its expansion. The airport struck a $181.5 million deal earlier this year to build the new parking deck that will be reachable via Sky Train. Included as part of the parking garage will be a &ldquo...
Atlanta plans to add $400,000 to budget for mosquito control
 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he aims to add $400,000 to the city’s budget to help prevent the Zika and West Nile viruses by controlling mosquitoes. Reed is calling on the Atlanta City Council to include the additional funding in the city’s budget. After an unusually warm and wet winter, city officials are concerned about...

Posted: 3 days ago

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he aims to add $400,000 to the city’s budget to help prevent the Zika and West Nile viruses by controlling mosquitoes. Reed is calling on the Atlanta City Council to include the additional funding in the city’s budget. After an unusually warm and wet winter, city officials are concerned about...
New in-flight snacks coming to Delta

Posted: 3 days ago

Passengers on Delta Air Lines flights will soon have some different snack options. Delta is changing up its in-flight snacks again, adding almonds, different pretzel sticks and coconut granola bars to the choices starting in June.
Delta changes up in-flight snacks
 Delta Air Lines is again changing up its in-flight snacks, adding almonds, pretzel sticks and coconut granola bars to the choices starting in June. Those will be the choices in addition to Biscoff cookies, a traditional, long-standing snack on Delta flights. But the three new options -- Squirrel brand almonds, Pretzel Perfection...

Posted: 4 days ago

Delta Air Lines is again changing up its in-flight snacks, adding almonds, pretzel sticks and coconut granola bars to the choices starting in June. Those will be the choices in addition to Biscoff cookies, a traditional, long-standing snack on Delta flights. But the three new options -- Squirrel brand almonds, Pretzel Perfection...
Summer fliers to see changes at Atlanta airport
 A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer, according to an airline industry group. A total of 234.1 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from June through August, or more than 2.5 million a day, lobbying group Airlines for America said Thursday. That’s up 4 percent from last summer, amounting...

Posted: 4 days ago

A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer, according to an airline industry group. A total of 234.1 million passengers will fly on U.S. airlines from June through August, or more than 2.5 million a day, lobbying group Airlines for America said Thursday. That’s up 4 percent from last summer, amounting...
Delta holds marathon Facebook Live to read names of 80,000 employees
 In an unusual piece of corporate performance art, Delta Air Lines is conducting a 50-hour Facebook Live video to read the names of all of its 80,000 employees. The premise of the stunt by Delta is to say thank you to its employees before the start of the busy summer travel season. The Facebook Live started at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning showing...

Posted: 5 days ago

In an unusual piece of corporate performance art, Delta Air Lines is conducting a 50-hour Facebook Live video to read the names of all of its 80,000 employees. The premise of the stunt by Delta is to say thank you to its employees before the start of the busy summer travel season. The Facebook Live started at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning showing...
Delta ranks 10th of 25 airlines for mileage award availability
 In an annual survey of airline frequent flier programs, Delta Air Lines ranked in the middle for mileage award availability. Delta came in 10th place out of 25 carriers worldwide in the IdeaWorksCompany survey results released Wednesday. Atlanta-based Delta was part of a three-way tie for the No. 10 spot with Air China and British Airways...

Posted: 5 days ago

In an annual survey of airline frequent flier programs, Delta Air Lines ranked in the middle for mileage award availability. Delta came in 10th place out of 25 carriers worldwide in the IdeaWorksCompany survey results released Wednesday. Atlanta-based Delta was part of a three-way tie for the No. 10 spot with Air China and British Airways...
Memorial Day travel: More than 1 million in Georgia expected to take trips
 More than 1 million Georgia travelers are expected to take trips over Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. That’s up 2.5 percent over last year, an increase the auto club attributed to higher consumer confidence, rising wages and recent declines in gas prices. Those factors are “leaving many Americans with more...

Posted: 5 days ago

More than 1 million Georgia travelers are expected to take trips over Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. That’s up 2.5 percent over last year, an increase the auto club attributed to higher consumer confidence, rising wages and recent declines in gas prices. Those factors are “leaving many Americans with more...
Delta frequent fliers can now earn miles by using Lyft
 Delta Air Lines is partnering with ride-hailing service Lyft to allow its frequent fliers to earn miles by taking Lyft rides. To earn the miles, Delta frequent fliers must link their Lyft account with their SkyMiles account through a website at deltalyft.com. The partnership allows SkyMiles members to earn 1 mile per dollar spent...

Posted: 5 days ago

Delta Air Lines is partnering with ride-hailing service Lyft to allow its frequent fliers to earn miles by taking Lyft rides. To earn the miles, Delta frequent fliers must link their Lyft account with their SkyMiles account through a website at deltalyft.com. The partnership allows SkyMiles members to earn 1 mile per dollar spent...
Travelers could face hassles if laptop ban extends to Europe
 As U.S. and European officials discuss a possible expansion of a ban on laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices to flights from Europe to the United States, an airline industry group says such a move could reduce travel. According to International Air Transport Association CEO Alexandre de Juniac, if the ban is expanded, ...

Posted: 5 days ago

As U.S. and European officials discuss a possible expansion of a ban on laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices to flights from Europe to the United States, an airline industry group says such a move could reduce travel. According to International Air Transport Association CEO Alexandre de Juniac, if the ban is expanded, ...