By Staff Writers
Cargo operations win award
Hartsfield-Jackson has earned Air Cargo World magazine's Award of Excellence for the best North American cargo operations in its category (airports that handle 500,000 to 999,999 tons per year). The magazine measured reader responses in four key areas: performance, value, facilities and operations.
"We are honored to receive this highly coveted distinction from Air Cargo World magazine," said Warren Jones, Aviation development manager. "The Airport offers low operating costs and no curfews. And, in this unusual economic climate, these are two important factors that many companies are considering when weighing operational costs."
Classic jumbo jet returns in Delta colors
For the first time since the 1970s, Delta Air Lines is offering service from Atlanta aboard the original jumbo jet, the Boeing 747. The first route service for Delta's wide-body 747-400 is a daily, nonstop flight to Honolulu, Hawaii.
The jet's arrival on April 1 marked the Atlanta debut of a Boeing 747 painted in Delta Air Lines' color scheme. The Delta 747-400 is among the first to be rebranded since the company's merger last year with Northwest Airlines.
Airport-area agencies' PIOs share insights
Hartsfield-Jackson's Office of Public Affairs invited more than 50 public information officers from local, state and federal agencies and businesses to the Airport on April 16 to share experiences and discuss issues that affect them and their peers.
Among those attending the luncheon were representatives from Delta Air Lines; the Georgia Bureau of Investigation; the American Red Cross; and the cities of Atlanta, Hapeville and College Park. The group discussed ways to communicate with one another and with the media to convey a timely, consistent and accurate message in the event of an emergency that would involve several jurisdictions around the Airport.
DeCosta among Atlanta Tribune's 2009 Men of the Year
Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta was honored as one of three 2009 Men of the Year by Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine in a reception at the 1180 Peachtree office tower on April 23. The other honorees were Curley Dossman Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, and Don Perry, vice president of public relations for Chick-fil-A.
In the April issue of the magazine, DeCosta reveals the people who have influenced his career and shares his thoughts about the downturn in the economy.
Staying healthy at Hartsfield-Jackson
The Department of Aviation concluded its 2009 Employee Health & Wellness Campaign on April 30 with an Airport-wide health fair at Hartsfield-Jackson. Employees took advantage of free health screenings and learned about health issues.
The campaign, themed "Take Healthy Living to Heart," presented employees with a comprehensive approach toward adopting healthier lifestyles. Employees participated in the 500,000 Steps Walking Challenge, Fitness Happy Hour two days a week with a certified personal trainer, and health education sessions.
Upcoming at Hartsfield-Jackson
Jazz concerts in the Atrium. May 18-22 and May 25-29, 5 to 7 p.m. Yusef Sharif (May 18), Eldridge Simms Jazz Quintet (May 19), Takana Miyamoto (May 20), Gary Motley (May 21), Sharon Rae North (May 22), Dexter Tolson: Goodfellas Jazz Band (May 25), Charles Marshall: the Jazz Ambassador (May 26), Bob Miles (May 27), Joe Jennings (May 28) and Eldridge Simms Jazz Quintet (May 29).
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