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UPDATED: Thunderstorm caused flight delays at Hartsfield-Jackson

12:06 pm Apr. 3, 2017

A thunderstorm hitting Atlanta caused delays at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Departing flights in Atlanta were affected by a gate hold and delays of 46 minutes to 1 hour, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Hartsfield-Jackson also said on Twitter that the FAA had issued a temporary ground stop on all aircraft movement due to severe weather.

The ground stop was lifted before 1 p.m., with normal flight operations resuming, according to Hartsfield-Jackson.

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Hartsfield-Jackson strikes $181.5 million deal to build new parking deck

3:03 pm Mar. 27, 2017

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain.

The Atlanta airport is building the parking deck to replace parking being displaced during construction of various airport projects including in the West economy lot where a new InterContinental hotel will be built, the park-ride reserve lot that sits where an end-around taxiway will be built, the

Delta launches new boarding process at Hartsfield-Jackson

12:21 pm Mar. 2, 2017

Delta Air Lines is launching a new boarding process at five gates at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

At the handful of gates on Concourse B, Delta passengers will line up in four parallel lanes at marked pillars. They will continue to board by zone.

That will help with “keeping customers out of the walkway” and create a separate area for premium customers to line up, as well as for passengers who need special assistance,

Stuck at Hartsfield-Jackson? Here’s what you need to know

8:47 pm Jan. 6, 2017

Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines have cancelled hundreds of Atlanta flights as they prepared for the snowstorm expected to hit the area, and that means some passengers are going to be stuck.

Here are some of the things you should know if you’re stuck at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport:

There are plenty of airport hotels around Hartsfield-Jackson, but it’s not unusual for them to run out of rooms when

Southwest Airlines cancels all its Saturday morning Atlanta flights

1:42 pm Jan. 6, 2017

Southwest Airlines is cancelling all of its Atlanta flights Saturday morning due to the snowstorm set to hit the region.

Dallas-based Southwest is the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Flights will be cancelled Saturday morning until 1 p.m. The airline is also reducing its Friday afternoon and evening flight schedule in Atlanta to six flights per hour.

The airline says customers with reservations for Friday or Saturday can rebook their flights

Delta cancels 350 flights due to storm

9:36 am Jan. 6, 2017

Delta Air Lines is canceling about 350 flights due to the storm set to hit Atlanta, home of its largest hub.

Atlanta-based Delta said the cancellations affect flights scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday. And more flight cancellations are possible.

About 4 inches of snow are expected at Hartsfield-Jackson  International Airport, according to Delta.

The cancellations are  “an effort to minimize the storm’s effect on operations at the world’s busiest hub,” according to

Uber X, Lyft set for legal pickups at Atlanta airport starting Jan. 1

5:23 pm Dec. 29, 2016

Calling for an Uber or Lyft pickup at the Atlanta airport is about to finally become legal.

Hartsfield-Jackson International will launch regulated pickups by Uber X and Lyft starting Sunday, with rideshare passengers paying a $3.85 surcharge per ride from the airport.

Until now rideshare pickups have been illegal because drivers didn’t have permits to serve the airport, and some were cited though enforcement was spotty.

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Flight crew on Delta’s route to Havana recall personal connections to Cuba

12:53 pm Dec. 1, 2016

The captain of Delta Air Lines’ first scheduled flight from Atlanta to Havana will be returning to a country that he hasn’t been to since he was eight months old.

Captain Gus Loureiro, a Delta pilot for 27 years, was born in Cuba but never returned since he and his family left the country in 1960.

“It’s just a reconnect for me, a reconnect for Delta,” Loureiro said. “It’s an opportunity I