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

Southwest, Delta engine inspections continue, some flights affected
 Southwest Airlines said it canceled about 40 flights Sunday as it inspects engine fan blades in the wake of an engine failure last week that led to one passenger’s death.  That’s about 1 percent of Dallas-based Southwest’s daily schedule of nearly 4,000 flights. Southwest is the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Southwest Airlines said it canceled about 40 flights Sunday as it inspects engine fan blades in the wake of an engine failure last week that led to one passenger’s death.  That’s about 1 percent of Dallas-based Southwest’s daily schedule of nearly 4,000 flights. Southwest is the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson...
Delta pushes for anonymity in second airport opposition
 In the protracted fight over creating metro Atlanta’s second commercial airport in Paulding County, supporters of the idea have long alleged that Delta Air Lines is funding lawsuits filed by residents challenging that effort. Delta says it’s no secret that it opposes the commercialization of the Paulding airport, 38...

Posted: 3 days ago

In the protracted fight over creating metro Atlanta’s second commercial airport in Paulding County, supporters of the idea have long alleged that Delta Air Lines is funding lawsuits filed by residents challenging that effort. Delta says it’s no secret that it opposes the commercialization of the Paulding airport, 38...
Delta adding more inspections of its Boeing 737 engines
 In the wake of the Southwest Airlines engine failure that left one woman dead, Delta Air Lines said it is adding more inspections of those engines in its fleet. Atlanta-based Delta’s entire Boeing 737 fleet has the same type of engines that were in the Southwest plane that blew an engine Tuesday. The CFM56-7B engine that blew on the...

Posted: 3 days ago

In the wake of the Southwest Airlines engine failure that left one woman dead, Delta Air Lines said it is adding more inspections of those engines in its fleet. Atlanta-based Delta’s entire Boeing 737 fleet has the same type of engines that were in the Southwest plane that blew an engine Tuesday. The CFM56-7B engine that blew on the...
Former FAA administrator joins Delta board of directors
 Michael Huerta, the former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration is joining Delta Air Lines’ board of directors.  Huerta served a five-year term as FAA administrator after being nominated to the position by President Barack Obama and sworn into office in January 2013. He stepped down at the completion of...

Posted: 3 days ago

Michael Huerta, the former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration is joining Delta Air Lines’ board of directors.  Huerta served a five-year term as FAA administrator after being nominated to the position by President Barack Obama and sworn into office in January 2013. He stepped down at the completion of...
Commuting brings challenges for Hartsfield-Jackson workers
 As the largest job site in the state, some 63,000 people work at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Although these employees help people travel around the world, it’s hard for some airport workers to just make it to to their jobs. Commuting comes with its hassles for workers all over the region. But the Atlanta airport presents...

Posted: 4 days ago

As the largest job site in the state, some 63,000 people work at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Although these employees help people travel around the world, it’s hard for some airport workers to just make it to to their jobs. Commuting comes with its hassles for workers all over the region. But the Atlanta airport presents...
Delta adding more inspections of its Boeing 737 engines after Southwest accident
 In the wake of the Southwest Airlines engine failure that left one woman dead, Delta Air Lines said it is adding more inspections of those engines in its fleet. Atlanta-based Delta’s entire Boeing 737 fleet has the same type of engines that were in the Southwest plane that blew an engine Tuesday. The CFM56-7B engine that blew...

Posted: 4 days ago

In the wake of the Southwest Airlines engine failure that left one woman dead, Delta Air Lines said it is adding more inspections of those engines in its fleet. Atlanta-based Delta’s entire Boeing 737 fleet has the same type of engines that were in the Southwest plane that blew an engine Tuesday. The CFM56-7B engine that blew...
Delta plane returns to Hartsfield-Jackson due to smoking engine
 A plane returned to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after takeoff Wednesday evening due to a smoking engine. Delta Air Lines Flight 30 from Atlanta to London Heathrow departed at around 5:51 p.m. The incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m., according to the Atlanta airport. As the plane was ascending, pilots received an indicator...

Posted: 5 days ago

A plane returned to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after takeoff Wednesday evening due to a smoking engine. Delta Air Lines Flight 30 from Atlanta to London Heathrow departed at around 5:51 p.m. The incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m., according to the Atlanta airport. As the plane was ascending, pilots received an indicator...
Atlanta mayor: Hartsfield-Jackson manager search to continue into June
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the search for a new manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will continue into coming months. The mayor last week asked her entire cabinet, including the airport’s current general manager Roosevelt Council, to submit their resignations, and said she would later decide...

Posted: 5 days ago

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the search for a new manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will continue into coming months. The mayor last week asked her entire cabinet, including the airport’s current general manager Roosevelt Council, to submit their resignations, and said she would later decide...
Southwest engine failure: One passenger dead
 After an engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight that left one passenger dead, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said there had been no indications of any issues with the plane. The flight took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport bound for Dallas Love Field, but diverted to Philadelphia after an engine blew and took out a window...

Posted: 6 days ago

After an engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight that left one passenger dead, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said there had been no indications of any issues with the plane. The flight took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport bound for Dallas Love Field, but diverted to Philadelphia after an engine blew and took out a window...
Atlanta airport news: Concessionaire to hold job fairs
 Airport concessionaire Hojeij Branded Foods is holding two job fairs at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The first job fair will be Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlanta airport’s domestic terminal atrium on the third floor above the food court, at the employment center. The second job fair will...

Posted: 6 days ago

Airport concessionaire Hojeij Branded Foods is holding two job fairs at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The first job fair will be Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlanta airport’s domestic terminal atrium on the third floor above the food court, at the employment center. The second job fair will...
Hartsfield-Jackson curbside canopy nears next step in construction
 For months, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been constructing a massive, multi-million dollar canopy on the curbside outside its domestic terminal. The steel trusses for the canopy have now been installed along almost the entire length of the Terminal North curbside, with vehicles driving underneath to pick up and drop off passengers...

Posted: 6 days ago

For months, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been constructing a massive, multi-million dollar canopy on the curbside outside its domestic terminal. The steel trusses for the canopy have now been installed along almost the entire length of the Terminal North curbside, with vehicles driving underneath to pick up and drop off passengers...