At that time, Hartsfield-Jackson's then-general manager Roosevelt Council said: "I had my team look at this a little bit closer," adding that the airport wanted to attract more proposals and focus more on premium programming. As a result, the contract was rebid.
However, last year in the third round of bidding, only CNN submitted a proposal.
The new contract with CNN is for five years with an option for a five-year renewal with a minimum annual guarantee of $225,000. The deal calls for CNN to provide domestic and international news coverage, along with information and entertainment.
The city council also approved an extension of a controversial curbside management contract with A-National Limousine, for up to six months until a new company, MTI Limo and Shuttle Services, takes over the contract.