published Monday, October 10th, 2011

Chattanooga airport CEO Mike Landguth leaves post for Raleigh job

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    Mike Landguth of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport chief Mike Landguth will accept the director’s job at Raleigh-Durham Airport in North Carolina.

He has submitted his resignation to the airport’s board of commissioners effective Nov. 4.

Landguth has served as president and CEO in Chattanooga since July 2004. He was vice president of operations at the Chattanooga airport since 1999.

Dan Jacobson, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority chairman, said the panel will immediately begin searching for Landguth’s successor.

For full story, see Tuesday’s Times Free Press

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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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Czech123 said...

Woooo hooo!!!! Now maybe we can get an airport leader that knows what he/she are doing!!!!

October 10, 2011 at 10:51 a.m.
hambone said...

Wasn't the name changed to "Chattanooga Airport" ?

October 10, 2011 at 11:12 a.m.
dl said...

Smart move on his part - RDU is a great airport. One my favorites in the entire US. The problems at CHA are not his and will be tough to solve.

October 10, 2011 at 11:19 a.m.
37twang said...

I'm thinking this guy sees the handwriting on the wall for the Chattanooga Airport. The future of regional airports is not a healthy one as long as their success is beholden to the feeder airlines that service them. As it is now, I would rather fly to Nashville or Atlanta and shuttle or rent a car. The odds are not in your favor trying to make a connection from your airport…3 out of the last 5 times I flew in and out of Chattanooga, I experienced issues…to the point where I had to rent a car, drive to Nashville, pay a huge fee for a ticket to get home to California most recently. I will never use your airport again…and I don’t think I’m alone in my thought process.

October 10, 2011 at 1:29 p.m.
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