in the news
The Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal continued to dominate news coverage of the Airport throughout April, as the excitement about increased in the month leading up to its long-awaited debut.
Some of the stories focused on specific aspects of the terminal — such as a Creative Loafing piece on the artwork, a Bond Buyer story about the financing and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story about the concessions that will be available — but many others offered overviews of the benefits to passengers and the changes in the international travel process.
An in-depth examination of several interesting features of the international terminal appeared in Atlanta Magazine’s April issue but was not available in the free online version. However, several other general stories — and sometimes tutorials — about the international terminal appeared in a variety of places online, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, WABE-FM 90.1, WXIA-TV Channel 11 (which also posted a photo gallery), Georgia Tech’s college newspaper (Technique) and university website, Conference & Meetings World, Travel and Transport, and Examiner.com.
News outlets, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, also covered the simulation at the international terminal on May 2.
In other news:
- Two three-day job fairs for current and prospective concessions employees were covered extensively by media outlets, including WSB-TV Channel 2, WGCL-TV Channel 46, WXIA-TV Channel 11 and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- WXIA-TV Channel 11’s Hapeville community site, Aviation News and the Centre for Aviation reported on increases in passenger traffic at Hartsfield-Jackson.
- The initiation of direct flights between Atlanta and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was reported by GlobalAtlanta and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
- A long feature in Georgia Trend’s May 2012 issue touched on many aspects of Hartsfield-Jackson, including the international terminal, the Airport Art Program, Aviation General Manager Louis Miller’s background and leadership, and concessions.
- The flag-raising ceremony at the international terminal provided journalists with colorful photos and footage. WAGA-TV Channel 5 (story not available online) and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the event.
- Qatar Airways’ decision to begin passenger flights to Hartsfield-Jackson was reported by GlobalAtlanta.
- Hartsfield-Jackson’s concessions program was among those spotlighted in an Aviation News story about trends in airport concessions, including the move to offer more high-tech options.