Results for category "ATL Stories"

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‘Wings for All’ empowers families with special needs

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Captain Eric Ries, Georgia Sen. Greg Kirk and Airport General Manager John Selden welcome Wings for All participants at ATL. © 2019 Decisive Moment Events By Anika Robertson Senior Editor / Assistant Public Relations Manager ATL and Delta once again did their part to make it easier for special needs passengers to keep climbing. […]
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We remember former Airport Commissioner Max Walker

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By Doug Strachan Innovation and Strategic Business Development Manager Maxwell “Max” Walker, a giant in Atlanta’s aviation history and the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation’s sixth leader, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after a brief illness. Max was 89 at the time. Max worked at ATL from 1967 until his retirement in […]
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ATL Becomes Second Home and Inspiration to Self-Taught Artist

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  By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager For many people, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is more than an airport — it’s home. With more than 60,000 employees, ATL is a place where careers begin, friendships are forged and dreams are supported, recognized and fulfilled. Born and raised in Atlanta, Erin Foster’s first time in […]
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The Plane Train: Getting You There Since 1980

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  By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager How many airports do you know with luxury shopping, award-winning restaurants, five fire stations, and – oh, and I forgot to add – a fully automated train system that carries more than 250,000 passengers each day to one of seven concourses?  Come to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), […]
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ATL staffer walks for a purpose, supports big cause

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  By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager   Five years ago, Mike Mahady just wanted to lose weight, but in the process gained fervent passion for a cause that affects more than 266,000 women in the U.S. each year. The 71-year-old is determined to participate in his fifth Georgia 2-Day Walk for […]
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From the Football Field to the Airfield

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By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager Within minutes, his dream of playing professional football came to an end when he experienced a career-ending injury. Nearly 30 years ago, Thomas Wilson was a senior at Florida State University and star defensive back from Tallahassee, Florida. Immediately after the injury, Wilson had to make a decision that […]
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ATL staffer’s determination inspires family, nation

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  By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager A will to heal her ailing father led ATL’s Dawn Daniels Muhammad on a health journey to lose more than 55 pounds. Meanwhile, her altruistic efforts have garnered worldwide attention. Muhammad’s primary goal was to donate her kidney to her father, Lucious Daniels, who suffers […]
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Humans Are Not for Sale

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By Jennifer Ogunsola Communications Manager Walking through the airport, the last thing that likely crosses one’s mind is whether the person next to them might be a survivor or victim of human trafficking. According to the International Labour Organization, there are approximately 40 million victims of human trafficking, globally. So if you travel, at […]
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ATL expo elevates safety, celebrates culture

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  By Anika Robertson Senior Editor/Assistant Public Relations Manager   Hartsfield-Jackson advanced its safety culture for the third consecutive year at the OneATL Safety and Risk Management Expo. Assistant General Manager for Public Safety and Security Richard Duncan said the Aug. 15 expo highlights the significant role safety plays in every facet of Airport […]
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