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

Guns seized at Hartsfield-Jackson checkpoints set national record
 More guns have been seized at Hartsfield-Jackson International’s security checkpoints in 2018 than at any other airport in the nation, setting a record even before the year is out. The Atlanta airport has held the No. 1 spot in the nation for guns uncovered at checkpoints for the last two years. A total of 293 firearms have been...

Posted: 10 hours ago

More guns have been seized at Hartsfield-Jackson International’s security checkpoints in 2018 than at any other airport in the nation, setting a record even before the year is out. The Atlanta airport has held the No. 1 spot in the nation for guns uncovered at checkpoints for the last two years. A total of 293 firearms have been...
Airport guns
U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak speaks at a press conference at Hartsfield-Jackson International on the problem of guns brought to airport security checkpoints.

Posted: 11 hours ago

U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak speaks at a press conference at Hartsfield-Jackson International on the problem of guns brought to airport security checkpoints.
Record number of Thanksgiving travelers expected at Hartsfield-Jackson
 A record number of travelers are expected at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport security checkpoints on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The most recent one-day record was set over the Memorial Day travel period this year when more than 93,000 passengers were screened in a single day at Hartsfield-Jackson. Over the Thanksgiving travel...

Posted: a day ago

A record number of travelers are expected at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport security checkpoints on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The most recent one-day record was set over the Memorial Day travel period this year when more than 93,000 passengers were screened in a single day at Hartsfield-Jackson. Over the Thanksgiving travel...
Guns caught at Hartsfield-Jackson checkpoints this year have already set a record
 Nearly 300 guns have been caught at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so far this year, with a record number of firearms caught at security checkpoints, according to officials. The total of more than 290 includes firearms found in carry-on bags and improperly packed or undeclared guns in checked luggage. Last year, a ...

Posted: a day ago

Nearly 300 guns have been caught at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so far this year, with a record number of firearms caught at security checkpoints, according to officials. The total of more than 290 includes firearms found in carry-on bags and improperly packed or undeclared guns in checked luggage. Last year, a ...
UPS Freight workers OK labor contract, avoid strike
 UPS Freight workers voted in favor of approving a new labor contract over the weekend, avoiding the risk of a strike that could have affected shippers transporting goods around the country. >> Read more trending news  However, it’s possible the labor turmoil leading up to the contract vote could have a lasting impact on the...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPS Freight workers voted in favor of approving a new labor contract over the weekend, avoiding the risk of a strike that could have affected shippers transporting goods around the country. >> Read more trending news  However, it’s possible the labor turmoil leading up to the contract vote could have a lasting impact on the...
Delta says California wildfires may affect flights at some airports
 Delta Air Lines is warning customers that the California wildfires may affect flights at some airports. Atlanta-based Delta is allowing customers with flights booked to or from Los Angeles, Burbank, Oakland or San Francisco on Monday or Tuesday (Nov. 12-13) to change their travel plans without paying certain change fees. Delta advised passengers...

Posted: 2 days ago

Delta Air Lines is warning customers that the California wildfires may affect flights at some airports. Atlanta-based Delta is allowing customers with flights booked to or from Los Angeles, Burbank, Oakland or San Francisco on Monday or Tuesday (Nov. 12-13) to change their travel plans without paying certain change fees. Delta advised passengers...
UPS Freight workers approve new labor contract, avoiding strike
 UPS Freight workers voted in favor of approving a new labor contract, avoiding the risk of a strike that could have affected shippers transporting their goods around the country. However, it’s possible the labor turmoil leading up to the contract vote could have a lasting impact on the company’s freight business and some of its...

Posted: 3 days ago

UPS Freight workers voted in favor of approving a new labor contract, avoiding the risk of a strike that could have affected shippers transporting their goods around the country. However, it’s possible the labor turmoil leading up to the contract vote could have a lasting impact on the company’s freight business and some of its...
Delta to start Atlanta-Burbank flights
 Delta Air Lines announced plans to start flying from Atlanta to Hollywood Burbank Airport next summer. Atlanta-based Delta said the new route will connect Atlanta’s film industry with Hollywood. The twice-daily flights are scheduled to start July 8, 2019. Delta says it will be the only airline to fly nonstop between Burbank...

Posted: 2 days ago

Delta Air Lines announced plans to start flying from Atlanta to Hollywood Burbank Airport next summer. Atlanta-based Delta said the new route will connect Atlanta’s film industry with Hollywood. The twice-daily flights are scheduled to start July 8, 2019. Delta says it will be the only airline to fly nonstop between Burbank...
Delta adding de-icing trucks to fleet at Atlanta airport
 Delta Air Lines is adding more de-icing vehicles at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, in a move to ease flight delays and cancellations in the winter months. Atlanta-based Delta is adding 20 new de-ice trucks at the world’s busiest airport, where it operates its largest hub. Although snow is rare in Atlanta, when a...

Posted: 5 days ago

Delta Air Lines is adding more de-icing vehicles at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, in a move to ease flight delays and cancellations in the winter months. Atlanta-based Delta is adding 20 new de-ice trucks at the world’s busiest airport, where it operates its largest hub. Although snow is rare in Atlanta, when a...
Atlanta airport hosts Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson
 The Atlanta airport is hosting its Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson event Thursday. Airport concessionaires, including Chicken+Beer, Ecco, Jekyll Island Seafood Company, One Flew South, Fresh to Order, LottaFrutta, Grindhouse Killer Burgers and others, have booths in the domestic terminal atrium for the event running until 3 p.m. Tickets cost...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Atlanta airport is hosting its Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson event Thursday. Airport concessionaires, including Chicken+Beer, Ecco, Jekyll Island Seafood Company, One Flew South, Fresh to Order, LottaFrutta, Grindhouse Killer Burgers and others, have booths in the domestic terminal atrium for the event running until 3 p.m. Tickets cost...
Delta passenger’s run-in with emotional support dog feces sparks scrutiny
 An incident in which a Delta Air Lines passenger sat in his seat on the plane and ended up with dog feces on his shoes and pants is sparking scrutiny. According to Delta, “On the previous flight, an emotional support animal became ill and the area around his seat was not appropriately cleaned following the incident.&rdquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

An incident in which a Delta Air Lines passenger sat in his seat on the plane and ended up with dog feces on his shoes and pants is sparking scrutiny. According to Delta, “On the previous flight, an emotional support animal became ill and the area around his seat was not appropriately cleaned following the incident.&rdquo...