US’ Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's incoming General Manager, Louis Miller, stated he does not plan to implement changes immediately if he assumes the new positions, instead planning to assess how the airport operates and getting to know its key players (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 14-Sep-1010). He does however, plan to focus on the airport’s new international terminal project. Mr Miller also said that he sees potential for bringing new competition into the market, including Southwest Airlines.
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport: “I am going to be very aggressive. What you want to do is put together a study that shows that there is a market and you want competition in that market. Then, you can bring in a Southwest Airlines. Fortunately, Atlanta already has AirTran, which is a great airline that has come in here and competed very well. We can bring other airlines in here, but we have to treat them all the same. I have negotiated two long-term airline use agreements in Salt Lake City and Tampa. Totally redone the agreements with 100% commitment from all the airlines. We are partners,” Louis Miller, General Manager Candidate. Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 14-Sep-2010.