Southwest Airlines will soon cut more AirTran routes this fall as it transforms AirTran's hub into a Southwest operation. Southwest, which bought Orlando-based AirTran and its Atlanta hub in 2011, started its own Atlanta flights last year and has been gradually expanding them as it absorbs AirTran operations and planes.
Southwest Airlines is cutting about 300 employees from AirTran Airways' workforce at Atlanta's airport. The 300 ground workers — baggage handlers, ticket counter and gate agents — would end up with jobs in other cities where Southwest operates if they are willing relocate. If not, they will get severance packages and leave the company.
A former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives is accused of having a gun at a security checkpoint in Atlanta's airport. Authorities say former Rep. Terry Coleman of Eastman was apprehended by police after a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted what appeared to be a pistol inside his briefcase. Police found a .22-caliber handgun.
The Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been designated a LEED gold certified facility. The designation means the 1.2 million square foot facility complies with standards aimed at environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The new $1.4 billion international terminal at the world's busiest airport is set to open Wednesday. The sleek launching pad for millions of passengers is designed to help Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport grab a growing share of the lucrative market for global travelers.
The Georgia Supreme Court will consider a long-running feud over millions of dollars in taxes generated by Atlanta's busy airport. The court on Monday said it would review whether Atlanta had to repay occupational taxes it collected from businesses at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
A jet sustained significant damage when it rolled off a taxiway at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta Tuesday morning. Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson told The Associated Press mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737 when they experienced a problem with the braking system around 5 a.m.