in the news
On March 7, Hartsfield-Jackson received word that it would be added as a port of entry for flights to and from Cuba. Atlanta and seven other selected cities joined New York, Los Angeles and Miami as cities approved for the service.
The news was widely reported in local and national media, including the Associated Press, Washington-based The Hill blog, The Chattanoogan, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Global Atlanta and the Atlanta Business Chronicle (news story and analysis piece on trade with Cuba).
In other news:
- Hartsfield-Jackson’s concessions received a variety of news coverage in March. The Atlanta Business Chronicle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the program’s award for best concessions from Airport Revenue News. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reported on the Airport’s requests for proposals for new concessions, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle also published a story about the success of the Airport’s recent upgrade of its retail offerings.
- The Airport’s March 15 rollout of 18 new buses powered by compressed natural gas gained attention from several media outlets, including WAGA-TV Channel 5 (not available online), WSB-TV Channel 2 (not available online), WXIA-TV Channel 11, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Business News.
- The Airport’s culinary gem on Concourse E, One Flew South, continued to impress critics and connoisseurs nationwide. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported on the restaurant’s inclusion among Frommer’s top 10 airport restaurants, and U.S. Airways magazine named the restaurant to its list of 15 best “airport bites.”
- The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation on March 25 posted a statistical analysis of Hartsfield-Jackson as part of a series on the world’s busiest airports.
- Atlanta Magazine’s April issue featured a story about Hartsfield-Jackson horticulturalist Abra Lee, who discussed her tactics for keeping the Airport’s plants healthy and happy.
- The Hartsfield-Jackson Atrium’s reputation as a prime meeting spot was spotlighted in Cheapflights.com’s News and Views feature in March.
- Hartsfield-Jackson’s chaplain, Chester Cook, was among those in a Wall Street Journal feature on March 10 about spiritual centers at airports.
- A Henry Daily Herald article focused on the ongoing, Airport-wide customer service training program.
- The Stuck at the Airport blog on March 19 highlighted activities to entertain children at airports and mentioned Hartsfield-Jackson’s art offerings, including the large dinosaur and oversized ants.
- Clayton News Daily on March 27 reported on the Airport’s new exhibit of Antarctica photographs in the Transportation Mall.