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Hartsfield-Jackson in the news

Hartsfield-Jackson’s good news about increased cargo flights in 2011, compared with the previous year, brought a flurry of media coverage. The news was covered by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, GlobalAtlanta and MSNBC in early September.

Air Cargo World went a step further, with a September 9 story that looked behind the numbers to explore the reasons for cargo growth in Atlanta.

In other news:

  • The 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks prompted several media to examine the state of security in airports today. Hartsfield-Jackson’s Richard Duncan, interim assistant general manager for Operations, Maintenance and Security, weighed in on the topic in a roundup of experts on SecurityInfoWatch.com. WABE-FM 90.1 on September 6 spotlighted the security changes at the world’s busiest airport in the last 10 years.
  • What lies ahead for Hartsfield-Jackson? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 31 reported on the Airport’s intent to lay the groundwork for future development by creating an updated master plan.
  • Navigating through airports can be a challenge, especially for people with disabilities. Hartsfield-Jackson’s efforts to assist autistic adults through a trial run were covered in a front-page Atlanta Journal-Constitution Living & Arts article on October 2 (also available online) and by OzarksFirst.com/CNN Health Minute on September 9.
  • The renaming of Aviation Boulevard to honor former Mayor Maynard H. Jackson Jr. gained coverage from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Clayton News Dailyin late September.
  • Balram Bheodari, interim deputy general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson, had retired from the U.S. military after more than 20 years before he started working at the Airport. A September 24 Atlanta Journal-Constitution feature on the former helicopter pilot explored what drew him to Hartsfield-Jackson and where he sees the Airport going from here.
  • The Airport’s acclaimed restaurant on Concourse E, One Flew South, earned more kudos on September 15, when The Street proclaimed it one of the leaders in a movement toward top-notch dining at airports nationwide.


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