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

Second airport debate gets spotlight in Paulding commission race
 A debate over whether Paulding County should develop metro Atlanta’s second commercial airport is roiling an election for three key county commission seats. If new candidates win seats on the county commission, it has the potential to shift the tide toward commercialization and possibly clear a path toward attracting airline flights...

Posted: 2 days ago

A debate over whether Paulding County should develop metro Atlanta’s second commercial airport is roiling an election for three key county commission seats. If new candidates win seats on the county commission, it has the potential to shift the tide toward commercialization and possibly clear a path toward attracting airline flights...
Hartsfield-Jackson: $130 million generators will provide full backup
 In an effort to avoid a repeat of the massive Atlanta airport power outage that halted travel at the world’s largest airline hub in December, Hartsfield-Jackson International plans to spend $130 million on about 20 generators. The generators will supply enough juice to power the entire airport, according to Hartsfield-Jackson...

Posted: 2 days ago

In an effort to avoid a repeat of the massive Atlanta airport power outage that halted travel at the world’s largest airline hub in December, Hartsfield-Jackson International plans to spend $130 million on about 20 generators. The generators will supply enough juice to power the entire airport, according to Hartsfield-Jackson...
Bill aims to fight sexual harassment on flights
 A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., aims to fight sexual harassment on airline flights, an issue flight attendants say is common. In a survey by the Association of Flight Attendants union, 68 percent of flight attendants said they had experienced sexual harassment in their careers. More than one-third said they had...

Posted: 2 days ago

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., aims to fight sexual harassment on airline flights, an issue flight attendants say is common. In a survey by the Association of Flight Attendants union, 68 percent of flight attendants said they had experienced sexual harassment in their careers. More than one-third said they had...
DOT seeks public comments on emotional support animals, service animals on flights
 The controversial issue of service animals on airline flights is getting attention from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Transportation is taking public comments as it considers changing regulations of service animals and emotional support animals on flights. The move comes in the wake of high-profile incidents involving...

Posted: 3 days ago

The controversial issue of service animals on airline flights is getting attention from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Transportation is taking public comments as it considers changing regulations of service animals and emotional support animals on flights. The move comes in the wake of high-profile incidents involving...
Delta adding flights to Italy
 Delta Air Lines is adding flights from Atlanta to Italy this summer. Atlanta-based Delta will operate summer seasonal flights from Atlanta to Milan and to Venice. Delta will also launch a second daily nonstop flight from Atlanta to Rome starting next week.

Posted: 3 days ago

Delta Air Lines is adding flights from Atlanta to Italy this summer. Atlanta-based Delta will operate summer seasonal flights from Atlanta to Milan and to Venice. Delta will also launch a second daily nonstop flight from Atlanta to Rome starting next week.
Plan for SunTrust to open branch, ATMs at Hartsfield-Jackson under review
 A measure that would allow SunTrust to open a bank branch in the domestic terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International and put ATMs around the airport is on hold after a city council committee vote. The city council transportation committee questioned whether the airport should be considering a bank branch, or whether ATMs would suffice...

Posted: 3 days ago

A measure that would allow SunTrust to open a bank branch in the domestic terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International and put ATMs around the airport is on hold after a city council committee vote. The city council transportation committee questioned whether the airport should be considering a bank branch, or whether ATMs would suffice...
SunTrust plans to open branch, ATMs at Hartsfield-Jackson
 Hartsfield-Jackson International is seeking Atlanta City Council approval for SunTrust Bank to open a bank branch in the domestic terminal and put ATMs around the airport. If approved, the SunTrust branch would replace the Wells Fargo branch that closed at Hartsfield-Jackson last August. The SunTrust bank at the airport would open about 6...

Posted: 4 days ago

Hartsfield-Jackson International is seeking Atlanta City Council approval for SunTrust Bank to open a bank branch in the domestic terminal and put ATMs around the airport. If approved, the SunTrust branch would replace the Wells Fargo branch that closed at Hartsfield-Jackson last August. The SunTrust bank at the airport would open about 6...
Delta plans more international flights in wake of U.S.-Emirates deal
 Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline is planning to launch more international flights after the U.S. and United Arab Emirates reached a deal to resolve a long-standing dispute over airline competition. “We’re going to have the opportunity to, once again, go back into parts of the world that we’ve been run...

Posted: 4 days ago

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline is planning to launch more international flights after the U.S. and United Arab Emirates reached a deal to resolve a long-standing dispute over airline competition. “We’re going to have the opportunity to, once again, go back into parts of the world that we’ve been run...
AAA: Nearly 42 million will travel over Memorial Day
 AAA said it expects more 41.5 million Americans to travel over Memorial Day weekend, up nearly 5 percent over last year. Of those, 3.1 million will travel by air, up 6.8 percent, according to the auto club. That includes more than 100,000 in Georgia who plan to fly over the holiday weekend. Memorial Day marks the start of the busy summer...

Posted: 5 days ago

AAA said it expects more 41.5 million Americans to travel over Memorial Day weekend, up nearly 5 percent over last year. Of those, 3.1 million will travel by air, up 6.8 percent, according to the auto club. That includes more than 100,000 in Georgia who plan to fly over the holiday weekend. Memorial Day marks the start of the busy summer...
Delta plans more international flights in wake of U.S.-Emirates deal
 Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline is planning to launch more international flights after a U.S.-United Arab Emirates deal to resolve a long-standing dispute over airline competition. “We’re going to have the opportunity to once again go back into parts of the world that we’ve been run out of,” Bastian...

Posted: 5 days ago

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline is planning to launch more international flights after a U.S.-United Arab Emirates deal to resolve a long-standing dispute over airline competition. “We’re going to have the opportunity to once again go back into parts of the world that we’ve been run out of,” Bastian...
Reed withheld subpoena aimed at airport in Atlanta bribery probe
 Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration last year withheld from the public a potentially explosive federal subpoena, concealing the full scope of the corruption investigation at City Hall, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News have learned. The 10-point subpoena — dated Sept. 9, 2016, and kept from...

Posted: 5 days ago

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration last year withheld from the public a potentially explosive federal subpoena, concealing the full scope of the corruption investigation at City Hall, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News have learned. The 10-point subpoena — dated Sept. 9, 2016, and kept from...