Atlanta, Georgia 2021-03-24 07:58:43 –
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that John Selden has resigned as General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
In October 2018, Selden commanded the busiest and most efficient airport in the world.
“When John took command at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, we flew 2,700 flights, servicing nearly 300,000 passengers daily,” said Bottoms. “No one could have imagined that a pandemic would hurt the travel industry so much.”
“Nevertheless, with John’s leadership, our frontline workers are ready to restore our airport, and our operations staff have focused on customer service and billions of dollars in capital improvement programs. It’s sad to see him go, but I’m very happy with him and his future efforts. “
The airport recently received two Airport Service Quality Awards from the Airports Council International (ACI).
It is consistently recognized for its extraordinary concession offerings, sustainability programs, and architectural engineering. It has been the busiest passenger airport in the world for 21 consecutive years.
Former Navy commander and commercial pilot license, Selden has accepted his position in the Middle East and is set to depart in April.
With over 30 years of aviation experience, he came to ATL from his previous mission as Deputy Director of John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
At Hartsfield-Jackson Selden, he was responsible for the operation of the airport and a major modernization project to prepare the facility for growth over the next 20 years.
“Coming to Atlanta is one of the best career decisions I have made,” said John Selden, ATL’s general manager. “I am honored to serve with Mayor Bottoms and lead a group of such extraordinary people who will help make Atlanta Airport one of the best airports in the world.”
Hartsfield-Jackson is the state’s largest employer and has a $ 82 billion economic impact on the Southeastern region.
Selden’s successor will be named at a later date.
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