Airport hosts Ivory Coast diplomats
Two Ivory Coast ambassadors from the West African nation of Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) met with Airport officials on February 17 to discuss air service development and potential passenger demand for West Africa.
Ambassador to the United Nations Youssouf Bamba and ambassador to the United States Daouda Diabate discussed airport best practices with Arnaldo Ruiz, assistant general manager for Commercial Development, and Alrene Barr, interim director of Marketing and Business Development.
The diplomatic group from Ivory Coast is working to establish a consular office in Atlanta. Barr said the nation also is interested in forming an airport-to-airport relationship between Hartsfield-Jackson and its Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport.
Meeting at Hartsfield-Jackson on February 17 were Grant Wainscott, director, Clayton County Office of Economic Development (from left); Tamara Patridge, business development manager, Clayton County Office of Economic Development; Mamadou Camara, vice president of operations, GABC Group; Francoise Gnoan-Bamba, the ambassador's wife; Youssouf Bamba, ambassador to the United Nations; Arnaldo Ruiz, Hartsfield-Jackson assistant general manager for Commercial Development; Cecile Coffi-Diabate, the ambassador's wife; Inza Camara, president and CEO, GABC Group; Daouda Diabate, ambassador to the United States; and Alrene Barr, interim director of Marketing and Business Development.
Airport officials meet with Lisbon Airport researchers
On February 4, Hartsfield-Jackson officials met with researchers from Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss the Airport’s operations and development plans. The group also shared how Hartsfield-Jackson contributes to Georgia’s recovering economy and its ability to accommodate 89 million passengers each year.
Hartsfield-Jackson worked with the Georgia Department of Transportation to coordinate the program. The Airport was the final stop on a multi-airport tour, which took researchers to several U.S. cities.
“The information we presented will help make Lisbon Airport more efficient and operational,” said Bob Picariello, Aviation community affairs analyst. “We covered all aspects of Airport operations, including planning and development, finance, marketing and properties."
Associate professors Rosário Macário (from left) and Jorge Pinho de Sousa of Portugal meet with Aviation officials, including Bill Murphy of Commercial Property Management and Stephen Caldwell of Budget and Management Support, to gain insights about Hartsfield-Jackson’s operations.
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