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’s ban on pit bull service and support animals faces challenges
 Delta Air Lines’ recently announced policy to ban pit bulls as service  or support animals has prompted challenges from some who say the policy is discriminatory and may not be legal. Atlanta-based Delta announced Wednesday that it would prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10. Delta said...

Posted: a day ago

Delta Air Lines’ recently announced policy to ban pit bulls as service or support animals has prompted challenges from some who say the policy is discriminatory and may not be legal. Atlanta-based Delta announced Wednesday that it would prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10. Delta said...
Georgia Senate study committee to consider ‘secondary airport hub’
 The new chair of a Georgia Senate study committee examining the idea of taking over Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport says the committee will also weigh the idea of a “secondary airport hub.” Hartsfield-Jackson, the world’s busiest airport, is owned and run by the city of Atlanta. The Georgia Senate committee, created...

Posted: a day ago

The new chair of a Georgia Senate study committee examining the idea of taking over Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport says the committee will also weigh the idea of a “secondary airport hub.” Hartsfield-Jackson, the world’s busiest airport, is owned and run by the city of Atlanta. The Georgia Senate committee, created...
UPS, Teamsters reach tentative labor agreement
 UPS and the Teamsters union have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor deal, which if approved could alleviate the risk of a strike. The settlement in principle of the national master UPS agreement is subject to approval by UPS local unions. Yet to be resolved are supplemental agreements, according to the Teamsters. The final...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPS and the Teamsters union have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor deal, which if approved could alleviate the risk of a strike. The settlement in principle of the national master UPS agreement is subject to approval by UPS local unions. Yet to be resolved are supplemental agreements, according to the Teamsters. The final...
UPS reaches tentative labor deal with Teamsters
 UPS and the Teamsters union have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor deal, which if approved could alleviate the risk of a strike. The settlement in principle of the national master UPS agreement is subject to approval by UPS local unions, and yet to be resolved are supplemental agreements, according to the Teamsters...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPS and the Teamsters union have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor deal, which if approved could alleviate the risk of a strike. The settlement in principle of the national master UPS agreement is subject to approval by UPS local unions, and yet to be resolved are supplemental agreements, according to the Teamsters...
Mayor Kasim Reed aides got late term promotions to Hartsfield-Jackson
 Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration transferred two employees from City Hall to high-paying positions at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the final days of Reed’s term. Both worked closely with Reed, one as an executive assistant to the mayor and the other as a scheduling coordinator, and both were promoted...

Posted: 2 days ago

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration transferred two employees from City Hall to high-paying positions at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the final days of Reed’s term. Both worked closely with Reed, one as an executive assistant to the mayor and the other as a scheduling coordinator, and both were promoted...
Delta orders new Bombardier regional jets
 Delta Air Lines is buying 20 new Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, to replace older regional jets flown by Delta Connection carriers. Atlanta-based Delta’s planes will be the first CRJs to have Bombardier’s new “Atmosphere” cabin with more space for carry-ons, a larger lavatory and better aesthetics. Delta...

Posted: 3 days ago

Delta Air Lines is buying 20 new Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, to replace older regional jets flown by Delta Connection carriers. Atlanta-based Delta’s planes will be the first CRJs to have Bombardier’s new “Atmosphere” cabin with more space for carry-ons, a larger lavatory and better aesthetics. Delta...
Delta limits emotional support animals, prohibits pit bulls as service or support animals
 Delta Air Lines will limit each passenger to one emotional support animal and will prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10. It’s a further tightening of the Atlanta-based airline’s policy on emotional support and service animals. Delta said the latest policy changes are due to ...

Posted: 3 days ago

Delta Air Lines will limit each passenger to one emotional support animal and will prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10. It’s a further tightening of the Atlanta-based airline’s policy on emotional support and service animals. Delta said the latest policy changes are due to ...
Delta CEO says airline flights reunited families, rather than separated them
 Amid heated discussion on immigration and trade, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the role of airlines is “making the world a more connected place.” “We are very clear that our mission is bringing the world together and connecting people to each other, and anything that runs counter to that, obviously Delta is going to be opposed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Amid heated discussion on immigration and trade, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the role of airlines is “making the world a more connected place.” “We are very clear that our mission is bringing the world together and connecting people to each other, and anything that runs counter to that, obviously Delta is going to be opposed...
Delta CEO opposes idea of state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson
 Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he opposes a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as Georgia’s legislature plans a committee to study the idea. “Atlanta is the largest, most successful airport in the world, and anything that would harm that in terms of trying to move it for political gain between the city...

Posted: 3 days ago

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he opposes a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as Georgia’s legislature plans a committee to study the idea. “Atlanta is the largest, most successful airport in the world, and anything that would harm that in terms of trying to move it for political gain between the city...
Delta CEO opposes idea of state takeover of Atlanta airport
 Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he opposes a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as Georgia’s legislature plans a committee to study the idea. “Atlanta is the largest, most successful airport in the world, and anything that would harm that in terms of trying to move it for political gain between the city...

Posted: 4 days ago

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he opposes a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as Georgia’s legislature plans a committee to study the idea. “Atlanta is the largest, most successful airport in the world, and anything that would harm that in terms of trying to move it for political gain between the city...
SunTrust aims to spread name with airport branch, ATMs
 By opening a branch and ATMs at the world’s busiest airport, SunTrust hopes to gain national visibility. The Atlanta-based bank has a new contract to operate a branch and 16 ATMs at Hartsfield-Jackson International in the first quarter of 2019, replacing Wells Fargo ATMs. And with the Super Bowl headed for Atlanta next February, SunTrust...

Posted: 4 days ago

By opening a branch and ATMs at the world’s busiest airport, SunTrust hopes to gain national visibility. The Atlanta-based bank has a new contract to operate a branch and 16 ATMs at Hartsfield-Jackson International in the first quarter of 2019, replacing Wells Fargo ATMs. And with the Super Bowl headed for Atlanta next February, SunTrust...