Officials are gearing up to welcome the world's largest passenger jet to the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say Korean Air's double-decker Airbus A380 is scheduled to arrive at the airport Friday morning and will be greeted by a water cannon salute and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Authorities say two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a fire that filled part of a terminal at Atlanta's airport with heavy smoke. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward tells The Associated Press that the early Tuesday morning blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke.
Hartsfield-Jackson officials say the world's busiest airport is gearing up to open its first common use VIP lounge. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say Club ATL is set to open Wednesday, and will be open to all passengers who buy a $35 ticket at reception desks.
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.
Delta Air Lines plans to open the airline's first-ever outdoor airport terraces at Delta Sky Clubs in Atlanta and New York. Delta officials said in a statement that the new outdoor terraces will offer "unprecedented" runway views at both airports.
Columbus officials say the city’s airport could potentially help relieve traffic at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. The Columbus airport would need to expand, but that's something city officials have considered before.
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.