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Atlanta Airline Jobs Eliminated

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, has announced a bevy of fee hikes, which will result in the elimination of many Atlanta airline jobs (click here).

According to, certain fees such as short-term and daily parking and charges to operators of airport shuttles, among others, are going to have to go up. And 67 airport employees are going to lose their jobs.

At a Tuesday budget hearing before Atlanta City Council, the two top officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said its revenues will plunge nearly 10 percent to $355.2 million in fiscal year 2011 in part because of continued weakness in air travel, but also because of revenues no longer collected under the city’s new master lease agreement with its largest tenant, Delta Air Lines Inc.

An accounting change has also caused headaches this year, which airport General Manager Ben DeCosta called the most difficult budget cycle in his career at Hartsfield-Jackson.