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Hartsfield-Jackson named Best Domestic Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson has been named the Best Domestic Airport by Executive Travel magazine as part of the publication’s Leading Edge Awards for 2012.

Award winners are based upon voting by business travelers and readers of the magazine. According to the magazine, the Leading Edge Awards were developed to honor travel providers that offer the most innovative, high-quality products to business travelers.

Council honored by Atlanta Business League

Deputy General Manager Roosevelt Council Jr. was named among the 2012 Men of Influence by the Atlanta Business League (ABL) during a reception July 24 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The ABL serves as a minority business developer and advocate for companies owned, operated or managed by African-Americans in metro Atlanta. The organization is an affiliate of the National Business League, founded by Booker T. Washington.

Inductees are honored for their professional work as well as “their commitment to the citizenry of metro Atlanta by maintaining significant involvement and participation in community and civic activities.”

Roosevelt Council Jr. was named to the 2012 Men of Influence by the Atlanta Business League.

Roosevelt Council Jr. was named to the 2012 Men of Influence by the Atlanta Business League.

Airport exceeds blood drive goal

After eclipsing the goal for blood donations at last year’s blood drive, Hartsfield-Jackson this year set the bar even higher: 103 pints. Once again, the goal was met and then some, with 137 pints of blood donated.

The eighth annual blood drive on July 25 was held in two locations: Concourse T (where 46 pints were collected) and the Airport’s executive offices (totaling 91 donations). The American Red Cross reports that each pint of donated blood can save as many as three lives.

American Red Cross workers gather blood donations in a conference room of the Airport’s executive offices on July 25.

American Red Cross workers gather blood donations in a conference room of the Airport’s executive offices on July 25.

ACI-NA annual conference coming in 2014 

Hartsfield-Jackson will host one of the premier conferences for airport industry professionals, the Airports Council International–North America (ACI-NA) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 7-9, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The ACI-NA 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition gives airport leaders an opportunity to learn about the latest, most innovative products in the industry in order to stay ahead in technology and security and to meet passengers’ needs.

In October, the Airport will host the 50th anniversary of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center.



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