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Hartsfield-Jackson terminates general manager

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Mayor Kasim Reed's office has confirmed to 11Alive that the aviation general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been fired.

Miguel Southwell has over 30 years experience in aviation and has overseen the airport's combined budget of over $1 billion.

“I want to thank Mr. Southwell for his service to the City of Atlanta and the travelers at the world’s busiest passenger airport,” said Mayor Reed. “Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serves as our city's and region's dominant economic generator, and as such, I am committed to achieving maximum operational efficiencies and the highest level of customer service possible. I wish Mr. Southwell the best in the next chapter of his career."

He has additionally led the Atlanta team in executing a $6 billion master plan for airport development planned for the next 20 years.

The exact reason for the decision is not yet known.

Roosevelt Council will serve as interim aviation general manager.

11Alive contributed to this story. 

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