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 relaunches Atlanta-Shanghai flights
 With a lion dance on Concourse F of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta Air Lines on Friday welcomed passengers onto the first flight of its relaunched route from Atlanta to Shanghai. It’s the third time Atlanta-based Delta has tried the route, after previous attempts in 2008 and 2010 failed to attract enough passengers...

Posted: a day ago

With a lion dance on Concourse F of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta Air Lines on Friday welcomed passengers onto the first flight of its relaunched route from Atlanta to Shanghai. It’s the third time Atlanta-based Delta has tried the route, after previous attempts in 2008 and 2010 failed to attract enough passengers...
Delta and WestJet sign U.S.-Canada joint venture deal
 Delta Air Lines and Canadian carrier WestJet are advancing a joint venture deal for flights between the United States and Canada. Atlanta-based Delta and WestJet on Thursday announced they had signed a definitive agreement to create the joint venture, which is subject to regulatory approvals. The move follows a memorandum of understanding...

Posted: 2 days ago

Delta Air Lines and Canadian carrier WestJet are advancing a joint venture deal for flights between the United States and Canada. Atlanta-based Delta and WestJet on Thursday announced they had signed a definitive agreement to create the joint venture, which is subject to regulatory approvals. The move follows a memorandum of understanding...
Former baggage handler sentenced in Hartsfield-Jackson gun smuggling case
 A former Delta Air Lines baggage handler was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for allegedly smuggling guns onto passenger planes at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak, 34-year-old Eugene Harvey of College Park as a Delta baggage...

Posted: 2 days ago

A former Delta Air Lines baggage handler was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for allegedly smuggling guns onto passenger planes at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak, 34-year-old Eugene Harvey of College Park as a Delta baggage...
Delta relaunches Atlanta-Shanghai route, key link to China
 Delta Air Lines is reconnecting a key link between the Southeast and China with the resumption of flights from Atlanta to Shanghai this week. It’s the culmination of a years-long effort to bring the service back, after years with no nonstop flights between the world’s busiest airport and China. Delta CEO Ed Bastian said ...

Posted: 3 days ago

Delta Air Lines is reconnecting a key link between the Southeast and China with the resumption of flights from Atlanta to Shanghai this week. It’s the culmination of a years-long effort to bring the service back, after years with no nonstop flights between the world’s busiest airport and China. Delta CEO Ed Bastian said ...
Paulding airport says lease still calls for commercialization effort
 Paulding County’s airport may try again to commercialize and attract airline flights, after its last effort was brought to an end by the Federal Aviation Administration. That’s because a long-term lease with an airport partner could obligate it to do so, according to the Paulding airport director. That company, Silver Comet Terminal...

Posted: 3 days ago

Paulding County’s airport may try again to commercialize and attract airline flights, after its last effort was brought to an end by the Federal Aviation Administration. That’s because a long-term lease with an airport partner could obligate it to do so, according to the Paulding airport director. That company, Silver Comet Terminal...
UPS tests smart devices to enter New York City apartment buildings for deliveries
 Sandy Springs-based UPS says it has launched a pilot program using Latch smart access devices for its drivers to enter apartment buildings in New York City to make deliveries. UPS said the devices make it more convenient for residents who aren’t at home to get deliveries, while it allows the company to complete more deliveries...

Posted: 4 days ago

Sandy Springs-based UPS says it has launched a pilot program using Latch smart access devices for its drivers to enter apartment buildings in New York City to make deliveries. UPS said the devices make it more convenient for residents who aren’t at home to get deliveries, while it allows the company to complete more deliveries...
Delta targets college students for future pilot hiring
 Delta Air Lines is targeting college students and its own workforce to find future pilots with a new recruitment program. Atlanta-based Delta said it expects to hire more than 8,000 pilots over the next decade, and is launching a pilot career path program to enable that. Delta will interview aviation students at Auburn University...

Posted: 4 days ago

Delta Air Lines is targeting college students and its own workforce to find future pilots with a new recruitment program. Atlanta-based Delta said it expects to hire more than 8,000 pilots over the next decade, and is launching a pilot career path program to enable that. Delta will interview aviation students at Auburn University...
UPS holds job fair for new hub on westside of Atlanta
 Hundreds of job seekers attended a UPS job fair Saturday seeking work as part-time package handlers at a new regional UPS hub to open on the westside of Atlanta. About 400 people pre-registered for the job fair at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA, and more came as walk-ins. The job fair was scheduled to run through 3 p.m. Saturday...

Posted: 7 days ago

Hundreds of job seekers attended a UPS job fair Saturday seeking work as part-time package handlers at a new regional UPS hub to open on the westside of Atlanta. About 400 people pre-registered for the job fair at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA, and more came as walk-ins. The job fair was scheduled to run through 3 p.m. Saturday...
UPS, Teamsters strike deal on freight workers contract
 UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union struck a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract for freight workers. The deal comes after an agreement reached last month on a much larger Teamsters-UPS contract covering roughly 260,000 workers, including drivers, package sorters and loaders, operations and dock...

Posted: 8 days ago

UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union struck a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract for freight workers. The deal comes after an agreement reached last month on a much larger Teamsters-UPS contract covering roughly 260,000 workers, including drivers, package sorters and loaders, operations and dock...
Delta to trim growth plans for flights this fall
 High fuel costs are translating into higher air fares for Delta Air Lines and other U.S. carriers. Atlanta-based Delta announced Thursday it will trim its flight schedule for this fall as it grapples with the rising price of oil. The airline plans to focus on under-performing routes when making its cuts. That means some flights booked for...

Posted: 9 days ago

High fuel costs are translating into higher air fares for Delta Air Lines and other U.S. carriers. Atlanta-based Delta announced Thursday it will trim its flight schedule for this fall as it grapples with the rising price of oil. The airline plans to focus on under-performing routes when making its cuts. That means some flights booked for...
Delta to trim growth plans for flights this fall
 Delta Air Lines is trimming its flight schedule for this fall as it grapples with high fuel costs. Atlanta-based Delta announced Thursday it will cut back its plans for increased flying in the fall. Higher fares are also likely, as the airline said a key focus is covering the increased cost of fuel needed to operate flights. &ldquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Delta Air Lines is trimming its flight schedule for this fall as it grapples with high fuel costs. Atlanta-based Delta announced Thursday it will cut back its plans for increased flying in the fall. Higher fares are also likely, as the airline said a key focus is covering the increased cost of fuel needed to operate flights. &ldquo...