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Hartsfield-Jackson welcomes Singapore Airlines Cargo

On September 24, Hartsfield-Jackson was part of an around-the-world freighter for the first time, as the inaugural flight of Singapore Airlines Cargo touched down. The weekly all-cargo service operates with a 747-400 freighter from Singapore to North America and travels to Europe and the Middle East before returning to Singapore.

Singapore Airlines Cargo is the latest addition to Hartsfield-Jackson’s cargo operation, which creates 255,000 jobs and $44.7 billion in business sales in the six-state Southeastern region (Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee).

Singapore Airlines Cargo

Singapore Airlines Cargo made its first flight into Hartsfield-Jackson on September 24. The stop in Atlanta is part of an around-the-world route that also includes Europe and the Middle East.

Hartsfield-Jackson leaders attend national conference

Hartsfield-Jackson executives delivered presentations during the 2009 American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) F. Russell Hoyt National Airports Conference. Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta chaired this year’s conference. Frank Rucker, Hartsfield-Jackson engineering director, participated in a panel about best practices in cost savings for construction, and John Cugasi, Concessions director, offered perspectives on ways to expand airport income.

“The National Airports Conference is not just another airport conference,” DeCosta said. “Its trademark is a small-group discussion format that lets airport executives discuss key issues and exchange ideas.”

Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta at NCA Meeting

Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta makes a point
during a "state of the industry" panel. Other participants
included Kate Lang (left), Federal Aviation Administration
associate administrator for airports, and Kelly Johnson,
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport director.

Hartsfield-Jackson employees attend Hong Kong cargo expo

Hartsfield-Jackson employees in the Marketing and Business Development unit went to Hong Kong in early September for an international cargo trade show, Air Freight Asia 2009. Jeff Pearse, director of Marketing and Business Development, Warren Jones, Aviation development manager, and Sarah Berry, Aviation senior market research analyst, attended the conference to learn about the latest trends in the cargo industry and to recruit more cargo business to Hartsfield-Jackson.

“It was a successful show, as we continue to build our relationships with potential new airlines,” Jones said.

Air Freight Asia trade show in Hong Kong

Hartsfield-Jackson's Marketing and Business Development
unit attended this year's Air Freight Asia trade show in
Hong Kong to cultivate relationships with cargo carriers.

Hartsfield-Jackson honors excellent customer service

As part of its commitment to excellent customer service, Hartsfield-Jackson will honor Airport employees who have gone above and beyond in this area at its annual Customer Service Recognition Program awards luncheon October 8 at the Georgia International Conference Center. Awards are distributed in five categories: Unsung, Heroic, Ambassador, City of Atlanta (employee) and Superstar.

Hartsfield-Jackson offers flu protection

The AeroClinic is giving flu shots to Hartsfield-Jackson passengers and employees throughout the Airport concourses. The AeroClinic began giving the shots on September 15 and will continue through December 31.

© 2009 Hartsfield-Jackson News. A Publication from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. All rights reserved.

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