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Hartsfield-Jackson in the news

Hartsfield-Jackson long has been known as the busiest airport in the world, and in July it once again was affirmed as the world’s most efficient by the Air Transport Research Society. Several media reported the most recent honor, including The Independent, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and GlobalAtlanta.

But media outlets continue to recognize the Airport’s “most busy” title, too, and especially the busiest travel time of the year (the week of the Fourth of July) at the world’s busiest airport. WGCL-TV Channel 46 and the Henry Daily Herald were among those reporting on the holiday travel crunch and encouraging passengers to take steps to make the process as smooth as possible.

In other news:

  • CNN.com on July 26 shared tips from a frequent traveler for the best way to enjoy the Hartsfield-Jackson experience, including using the less-busy security checkpoints and entrances and taking advantage of the opportunities for dining and shopping indulgence.
  • The Airport’s campaign to achieve consistently excellent customer service through Airport-wide training was the topic of a July 8 story by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • A longtime volunteer who has gained a reputation as “The Hug Lady” for her method of welcoming soldiers at the Airport was part of a patriotic-themed story by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 3.
  • Waste & Recycling News on July 6 reported on Hartsfield-Jackson’s work to recycle construction materials, which has it on track to achieve LEED status for the international terminal.
  • Videophones and two new kiosk concessions at Hartsfield-Jackson were the topic of a July 1 story by Clayton News Daily.
  • Creative Loafing’s Omnivore blog on July 13 included a Reuters “Dining for Dealmakers” video that outlined some of the best bets for dinner and drinks at Hartsfield-Jackson.
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and WGCL-TV Channel 46 on July 28 reported on the selection of Balram Bheodari as the Airport’s new interim deputy general manager and other changes in senior leadership.
  • The Airport’s ongoing process to bid concessions contracts and revamp some food and beverage options continued to draw media interest. On July 28, the SaportaReport blog noted that Atlanta mainstay Manuel’s Tavern could have locations at the Airport if its franchisee groups win the bids. Earlier in July, the SaportaReport and the Atlanta Business Chronicle brought up the potential benefit to small businesses of a wording change in the requests for proposals for Airport food and beverage contracts.
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and GlobalAtlanta in early July reported on a pact between Atlanta and Paris to share airport best practices and promote business development in airport areas.

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