Will Georgia take over Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
A JetBlue Airways plane backs out of a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on April 27, 2017. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

ATLANTA — A state committee will convene this week and discuss whether the state of Georgia should take over Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport. The chances of a state takeover are slim.

“If there wasn’t all these allegations and this cloak of suspicion, we probably wouldn’t have to be having this conversation,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted state Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson, as saying.

The airport is mired in controversy, including a secret six-figure deal former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed struck with the former manager of the airport.

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