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Hartsfield-Jackson in the news

Hartsfield-Jackson's Maintenance unit was featured during a segment on CNN about the Airport's plant life in early May. CNN's Reynolds Wolf talked with Abra Lee, landscape manager, about the aesthetic aspect of horticulture at the Airport — such as replacing the seasonal flower arrangements outside the terminal — and rode with Rick Rower as he mowed the grass, as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Airport's effort to warn consumers about a pet-buying scam drew widespread interest from media outlets. Consumers spend hundreds of dollars in exchange for pets, such as puppies and birds, that the scammers promise to send to them. The Airport is mentioned when the scammers claim that the fictitious pets are being held there, pending additional vaccinations or the payment of other expenses, and that the buyers should contact the Airport to find out where and how to retrieve the animals.

Hartsfield-Jackson issued a news release about the situation in the hope of preventing additional people from being victimized. The Airport's practical advice was covered by, among others, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB Radio.

In other news:

  • Global Atlanta covered Hartsfield-Jackson's selection as the recipient of Air Cargo Week's prestigious World Air Cargo Award for Airport of the Year and also described the importance of cargo operations at the Airport and potential for growth.

  • As the summer travel season kicked off, Hartsfield-Jackson held a news conference to discuss its readiness for the increase in passengers and to offer tips for pleasant travel. A story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shared comments from the news conference by Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta and included some Airport-related "by the numbers" information.

  • The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported on the announcement of service by Alaska Airlines out of Hartsfield-Jackson, beginning in October, and included a quote from DeCosta about the airline's planned nonstop service to Seattle.

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