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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's manager of $6 billion expansion to leave airport
 The man leading Hartsfield-Jackson International’s $6 billion expansion and modernization is leaving the airport to take another job. Assistant general manager of planning and development Frank Rucker’s last day working for the world’s busiest airport will be July 7, when he will leave for a position at Jacobs Engineering...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The man leading Hartsfield-Jackson International’s $6 billion expansion and modernization is leaving the airport to take another job. Assistant general manager of planning and development Frank Rucker’s last day working for the world’s busiest airport will be July 7, when he will leave for a position at Jacobs Engineering...
Uber, Lyft pickups at Hartsfield-Jackson to move to new location
 Hartsfield-Jackson International airport plans to move Uber and Lyft pickups from the current curbside areas to a different location in mid-July. Uber and Lyft drivers are currently allowed to pick up passengers anywhere on the curbside, on the upper or lower levels at Terminal South or Terminal North. “We are working to identify locations...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International airport plans to move Uber and Lyft pickups from the current curbside areas to a different location in mid-July. Uber and Lyft drivers are currently allowed to pick up passengers anywhere on the curbside, on the upper or lower levels at Terminal South or Terminal North. “We are working to identify locations...
Worried about your flight being cancelled? Delta adding alerts for change fee waivers
 Delta Air Lines said it will begin sending alerts to customers whose flights may be disrupted by severe weather or other issues, who can reschedule their flights without paying certain change fees. Atlanta-based Delta said it tested a system of sending such alerts recently in the Northeast. Airlines often post change fee waiver notices on...

Posted: a day ago

Delta Air Lines said it will begin sending alerts to customers whose flights may be disrupted by severe weather or other issues, who can reschedule their flights without paying certain change fees. Atlanta-based Delta said it tested a system of sending such alerts recently in the Northeast. Airlines often post change fee waiver notices on...
Delta orders more Airbus A321 jets
 Delta Air Lines is ordering ten more Airbus A321 jets, the carrier announced Tuesday. That brings the total number of A321s Delta has on order to 122. The 192-seat planes have large overhead bins, power outlets in every row of seats, in-flight wi-fi and entertainment. They will replace older narrow-body planes being retired. The...

Posted: a day ago

Delta Air Lines is ordering ten more Airbus A321 jets, the carrier announced Tuesday. That brings the total number of A321s Delta has on order to 122. The 192-seat planes have large overhead bins, power outlets in every row of seats, in-flight wi-fi and entertainment. They will replace older narrow-body planes being retired. The...
Delta’s suites in the sky take flight Oct. 30
 Delta Air Lines has begun selling tickets for new business class suites in Airbus A350s to begin flying in its fleet this fall. Delta is set to be the first U.S. airline to get an A350. The carrier’s first A350 flight will take off Oct. 30 from Detroit to Tokyo’s Narita Airport. Each business class suite called “Delta One&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Delta Air Lines has begun selling tickets for new business class suites in Airbus A350s to begin flying in its fleet this fall. Delta is set to be the first U.S. airline to get an A350. The carrier’s first A350 flight will take off Oct. 30 from Detroit to Tokyo’s Narita Airport. Each business class suite called “Delta One&rdquo...
UPS orders converted cargo planes
 Sandy Springs-based UPS is ordering three Boeing 767 planes converted from passenger aircraft into freighters. UPS, which already operates 184 Boeing aircraft, announced the order at the Paris Air Show on Monday. Boeing said freighter conversions, which it has done for more than 40 years, extend “the economic life of the airplane.&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Sandy Springs-based UPS is ordering three Boeing 767 planes converted from passenger aircraft into freighters. UPS, which already operates 184 Boeing aircraft, announced the order at the Paris Air Show on Monday. Boeing said freighter conversions, which it has done for more than 40 years, extend “the economic life of the airplane.&rdquo...
UPS adding surcharges for holiday deliveries
 UPS, grappling with the effect of rising home delivery volumes, plans to start levying peak surcharges for packages shipped to homes during the busiest periods of the holiday shipping season. Sandy Springs-based UPS’s surcharges will add 97 cents per packages shipped via second-day air residential service Dec. 17-23. For next day air...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPS, grappling with the effect of rising home delivery volumes, plans to start levying peak surcharges for packages shipped to homes during the busiest periods of the holiday shipping season. Sandy Springs-based UPS’s surcharges will add 97 cents per packages shipped via second-day air residential service Dec. 17-23. For next day air...
UPS to charge extra during peak holiday shipping periods
 UPS announced it will begin levying peak surcharges for packages shipped to homes during the busiest periods of the holiday shipping season. Sandy Springs-based UPS’s surcharges will add 97 cents per packages shipped via second-day air residential service Dec. 17-23. For next day air residential service, there will be an 81 cent...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPS announced it will begin levying peak surcharges for packages shipped to homes during the busiest periods of the holiday shipping season. Sandy Springs-based UPS’s surcharges will add 97 cents per packages shipped via second-day air residential service Dec. 17-23. For next day air residential service, there will be an 81 cent...
Delta plans to continue Havana flights under Trump’s new Cuba policy
 Delta Air Lines, which launched scheduled flights to Cuba last December, said it will continue to fly from Atlanta, New York and Miami to Havana, and will comply with changes in regulations announced by the Trump Administration. The Trump Administration announced Friday its plans to discontinue individual people-to-people travel...

Posted: 5 days ago

Delta Air Lines, which launched scheduled flights to Cuba last December, said it will continue to fly from Atlanta, New York and Miami to Havana, and will comply with changes in regulations announced by the Trump Administration. The Trump Administration announced Friday its plans to discontinue individual people-to-people travel...
Photography exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson focuses on human trafficking survivors
 A traveling art exhibit with portraits of human trafficking survivors is making a week-long stopover at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal atrium. The portraits by photographer J.Shotti are of 20 women from across the country who are survivors of human trafficking, with a focus on their accomplishments &ldquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

A traveling art exhibit with portraits of human trafficking survivors is making a week-long stopover at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal atrium. The portraits by photographer J.Shotti are of 20 women from across the country who are survivors of human trafficking, with a focus on their accomplishments &ldquo...
Hartsfield-Jackson squeezes expansion into limited space
 Denver International Airport has 34,000 acres. Dallas-Fort Worth International has 18,000 acres. Hartsfield-Jackson International, the world’s busiest airport? Just 4,700 acres. The Atlanta airport might handle more than 100 million passengers a year, but it is hemmed in by I-85 to the north and west, I-75 to the east and I-285 to the...

Posted: 6 days ago

Denver International Airport has 34,000 acres. Dallas-Fort Worth International has 18,000 acres. Hartsfield-Jackson International, the world’s busiest airport? Just 4,700 acres. The Atlanta airport might handle more than 100 million passengers a year, but it is hemmed in by I-85 to the north and west, I-75 to the east and I-285 to the...