Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport general manager Ben DeCosta announced Monday he will leave his job running the world's busiest airport when his contract expires at the end of June.
DeCosta, who's managed the city of Atlanta-owned airport for 11 years, said in a statement it was time for a "change in direction" after talking to his wife.
"The time feels right to now move on to new challenges and pass the torch to someone else," he said.
Mayor Kasim Reed said in a statement he will conduct a national search for a replacement. DeCosta's contract is up on June 30.
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