Well-trained team? Check. Balloons? Check. Elvis? Check. In Amarillo, Texas (AMA), these are the ingredients for a successful station opening!
Last week, I had the pleasure of being one of the first employees to open Atlantic Southeast’s new ground handled station in Amarillo. The first day of service created quite the fanfare at our airport –balloons decorated the ticket counter and Elvis even made an appearance with the town’s mayor to celebrate the airport’s inaugural Delta Connection flight from Memphis, Tenn.
Our team of 19 employees will work three daily Delta Connection flights between Amarillo and Memphis. The first flight departs Amarillo in the early morning hours at 5:55 a.m., the second at 11:40 a.m. and the third at 3:40 p.m. We have flights arriving from Memphis at 10:48 a.m., 3:05 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.
A special thanks is owed to our City Development, Airport Customer Service Training, Information Technology and Ground Equipment Maintenance teams who spent countless hours preparing our station for its big day. The people on these teams are rock stars!
Here at our hometown hub in Atlanta, the airport has done a great job of attracting a crowd of vendors to suit a traveler’s every need. Here are just a few of the highlights:
Rest and relaxation: Minute Suites on B Concourse rents private suites for napping, watching TV or just escaping from the noise.
Spa time: Full-service spa treatments, manicures and pedicures are offered at the XpressSpa on Concourses A and C.
New outfit: Brooks Brothers (Atrium), Lacoste (B Concourse) and Reebok (B and C Concourse) are just a few of the clothing and accessory outlets in Atlanta’s airport. Convenient for those last-minute purchases!
Bite to eat: Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a sit-down meal, restaurants are around every corner. You can even sample Atlanta’s hometown brew at the Sweet Water Brew House on B Concourse.
Under the weather: The AeroClinic in the atrium has you covered if a medical need arises. They also set up flu shot booths in the concourses during flu season!
These are just a few of the retail and service outlets at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and it seems there is always something new moving in. So, next time you find yourself with a long layover in Atlanta, spend a little time seeing what the airport has to offer.
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