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

Delta spending $437M for a piece of Air France
 Delta Air Lines is acquiring a 10 percent stake in Air France, part of a round of cross-border investments among the airline’s international partners. Atlanta-based Delta will buy the stake, worth about $437 million, in Air France-KLM, and it will gain a seat on the board. Air France will buy a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic from...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Delta Air Lines is acquiring a 10 percent stake in Air France, part of a round of cross-border investments among the airline’s international partners. Atlanta-based Delta will buy the stake, worth about $437 million, in Air France-KLM, and it will gain a seat on the board. Air France will buy a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic from...
Delta buying stake in Air France
 Delta Air Lines is acquiring a 10 percent stake in Air France, part of a round of cross-border airline investments among the airline’s partners. Atlanta-based Delta will buy the stake worth about $437 million in Air France-KLM, and will gain a seat on the board of Air France-KLM. Air France will buy a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Delta Air Lines is acquiring a 10 percent stake in Air France, part of a round of cross-border airline investments among the airline’s partners. Atlanta-based Delta will buy the stake worth about $437 million in Air France-KLM, and will gain a seat on the board of Air France-KLM. Air France will buy a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic...
UPS sees growth in shipments in U.S., while eyeing opportunities in China
 Sandy Springs-based UPS said it is handling more shipments due to e-commerce, seeing more business in Europe and looking toward growth in China. The company reported a second-quarter profit of nearly $1.4 billion, up 9.1 percent year-over-year. UPS said growth in e-commerce is driving increased revenue in its U.S. domestic segment. But closures...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Sandy Springs-based UPS said it is handling more shipments due to e-commerce, seeing more business in Europe and looking toward growth in China. The company reported a second-quarter profit of nearly $1.4 billion, up 9.1 percent year-over-year. UPS said growth in e-commerce is driving increased revenue in its U.S. domestic segment. But closures...
Hartsfield-Jackson concessions workers push for job security measures
 With a massive revamp of retail shops in the works at the world’s busiest airport, unionized concessions workers are pushing for job security measures. UNITE HERE, a union that represents about 1,400 concessions workers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, said it handed over about 400 petition signatures to Atlanta Mayor Kasim...

Posted: a day ago

With a massive revamp of retail shops in the works at the world’s busiest airport, unionized concessions workers are pushing for job security measures. UNITE HERE, a union that represents about 1,400 concessions workers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, said it handed over about 400 petition signatures to Atlanta Mayor Kasim...
Hartsfield-Jackson to begin work on Plane Train tunnel extension
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is moving forward on a project to prepare for the extension of the Plane train people-mover tunnel, part of a $6 billion expansion and renovation of the airport. The airport is  seeking Atlanta City Council approval for a $10 million contract with a joint venture of Clark Construction Group...

Posted: a day ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is moving forward on a project to prepare for the extension of the Plane train people-mover tunnel, part of a $6 billion expansion and renovation of the airport. The airport is seeking Atlanta City Council approval for a $10 million contract with a joint venture of Clark Construction Group...
TSA rolling out new screening rule for iPads and other large electronics
 The next time you fly, you may need to take your iPad, tablet or other large device out of your bag and put it into a separate
            bin, under a new airport security screening rule announced Wednesday. In coming weeks and months, the Transportation Security Administration said it will roll out “new, stronger screening procedures...

Posted: a day ago

The next time you fly, you may need to take your iPad, tablet or other large device out of your bag and put it into a separate bin, under a new airport security screening rule announced Wednesday. In coming weeks and months, the Transportation Security Administration said it will roll out “new, stronger screening procedures...
Clash between pilot and flight attendant delays flight
 A disagreement between a pilot and a flight attendant delayed a Delta Connection flight, prompting an apology from the airline. The two crew members exchanged words in the aisle including some profanity, according to a 
            New York Daily News report, which also said each “alleged the other had aggressively grabbed the other&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

A disagreement between a pilot and a flight attendant delayed a Delta Connection flight, prompting an apology from the airline. The two crew members exchanged words in the aisle including some profanity, according to a New York Daily News report, which also said each “alleged the other had aggressively grabbed the other&rsquo...
Air France launching Atlanta-to-Pointe-à-Pitre flights
 Air France is launching nonstop flights from Atlanta to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, a 
            French Caribbean island destination. The French airline will launch twice-weekly flights on 170-seat 
            Airbus A320s from Hartsfield-Jackson to Pointe-à-Pitre starting Nov. 21. Delta Air Lines has a close partnership...

Posted: 2 days ago

Air France is launching nonstop flights from Atlanta to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, a French Caribbean island destination. The French airline will launch twice-weekly flights on 170-seat Airbus A320s from Hartsfield-Jackson to Pointe-à-Pitre starting Nov. 21. Delta Air Lines has a close partnership...
Planned BMW facility expected to draw thousands for training in College Park
 BMW plans to open a training center in College Park next to the Georgia International Convention Center, moving the training out of its Southern region headquarters in Sandy Springs. Officials in College Park expect the training center will draw as many as 10,000 BMW workers annually for corporate training. BMW bought 4.1 acres from...

Posted: 3 days ago

BMW plans to open a training center in College Park next to the Georgia International Convention Center, moving the training out of its Southern region headquarters in Sandy Springs. Officials in College Park expect the training center will draw as many as 10,000 BMW workers annually for corporate training. BMW bought 4.1 acres from...
Delta fined $200,000 for under-reporting mishandled baggage
 The U.S. Department of Transportation is fining Delta Air Lines $200,000 for under-reporting mishandled baggage. The DOT said Delta misclassified and misreported the number of bags that were mishandled — including bags that were 
            delayed, lost, stolen or damaged. The problem is that Delta’s policy when it settled damaged...

Posted: 3 days ago

The U.S. Department of Transportation is fining Delta Air Lines $200,000 for under-reporting mishandled baggage. The DOT said Delta misclassified and misreported the number of bags that were mishandled — including bags that were delayed, lost, stolen or damaged. The problem is that Delta’s policy when it settled damaged...
Hartsfield-Jackson launches contracting process for new retail shops
 Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is inviting companies to submit proposals for more than 80 new retail shops around the domestic terminal and concourses. The Atlanta airport is seeking proposals for contracts for ten different packages of retail concessions locations. The airport plans to hold a pre-proposal conference for interested...

Posted: 6 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is inviting companies to submit proposals for more than 80 new retail shops around the domestic terminal and concourses. The Atlanta airport is seeking proposals for contracts for ten different packages of retail concessions locations. The airport plans to hold a pre-proposal conference for interested...