Flying through Atlanta will get more expensive

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport will fill a large budget gap by raising fees across a variety of services and cutting jobs. The airport needs to act to maintain its credit rating for refinancing existing debt and generating additional capital.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports:

“The new fees—including increases in short-term and daily parking and new surcharges on hotel airport shuttles and some additional property leases—will generate $20.9 million in new revenues…The new fees are not likely to be popular with the city’s hospitality community. Last year, the hospitality community convinced city leaders not to increase fees for operators of shuttles for each time they drive to the airport.”