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2013-07-11 08:21:44

Atlanta's Airport Becomes LottaFrutta's First Franchised Location ATLANTA, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with Concessions International (CI), Atlanta-based LottaFrutta opens its first airport location in Concourse B of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), making it one of the airport's only Latina-owned restaurant vendors and its first franchised location. Concessions International (CI), which operates concessions throughout the airport and in eight airports...

2013-02-04 08:20:54

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE has been awarded the contract to modernize 29 escalators and moving sidewalks at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The project features 15 KONE EcoMod® escalators ranging in rise from 13 to 46 feet and 14 moving sidewalks ranging in length from 167 to 307 feet. KONE's relationship with the airport spans over 30 years, serving as the airport's maintenance provider since its construction in...

2013-01-23 12:22:49

ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Falcons' owner and philanthropist Arthur Blank shares, along with his childhood memories, the story of how he co-founded Home Depot with Bernie Marcus and they selected Georgia to start a new retailing dynasty in his introduction to the new book from Image Publishing, Inc., My Georgia Home. The book is available online (www.imagepublishinginc.com and www.amazon.com) and in gift shops, museums and bookstores across the state in early January...

2012-02-16 10:10:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The tech-savvy Atlanta Airport Marriott recently completed stunning meeting and event space renovations allowing planners to host any size event with 28,300 square feet of flexible Atlanta event space, including the 9,928-square-foot Grand Ballroom (accommodates 1,200 guests) and 27 breakout rooms. The contemporary, sound-proof Atlanta, Georgia, airport hotel reflects a refreshingly modern design and vibrant decor creating a truly inspiring atmosphere...

2010-01-12 13:27:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced that its JBT AeroTech business was awarded a contract by HMMH, the Construction Manager for the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal (MHJIT) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The contract includes the supply and installation of 12 new Jetway® passenger boarding bridges and all associated ancillary equipment for the gates in the new Concourse 'F'. The...

2009-10-05 17:11:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) CEO Richard Anderson today issued the following statement announcing an agreement with the City of Atlanta to extend its lease at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport through 2017. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO) "Delta is pleased to have reached an agreement with the City of Atlanta on a lease extension at Hartsfield-Jackson that will maintain the airport's position as the...

2009-05-29 10:18:00

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, June 1, 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) US-VISIT program and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold a media availability and video/photo opportunity to announce the beginning of a test of biometric exit procedures for international travelers. Media will hear from senior TSA and US-VISIT officials and be able to photograph and video international travelers having their biometrics - fingerprints -- collected...

2009-01-18 15:47:53

Delta Air Lines says rising costs at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport have raised questions about company's future operations there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that the warning was made in a company memo. Our estimates show that the loss of connecting traffic routed through Atlanta could jeopardize billions of dollars in annual economic benefits, and could translate into higher prices and service reductions for consumers who fly locally from...

2008-09-28 12:00:27

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to let licensed gun owners bring firearms into non-secure parts of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob ruled the gun advocacy group GeorgiaCarry.org, did not support its argument that guns should be allowed outside security checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson -- the world's busiest airport, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday. Georgia law allows weapons on public transit and...

2008-08-24 15:00:26

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport may soon be filled with advertisements rather than neon art, airport officials say. Airport General Manager Ben DeCosta said the neon public artwork titled "Four Walls for Atlanta Hartsfield Airport" may soon become a thing of the past as the airport is turning its attention to revenue-generating advertising, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday. "We move art, we move advertising," DeCosta said. "We do what we do to benefit...